School Improvement

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The School Improvement Division supports the state’s goal to improve low-performing schools by reviewing, evaluating, monitoring, and intervening with campuses and their districts to ensure excellence in education for all students. The major responsibilities of the division include monitoring and interventions for state accountability, federal accountability, and dropout prevention.

Vision and Mission

The primary function of the division is to implement the requirements of Texas Education Code (TEC) Chapter 39A, Subchapter A, Interventions and Sanctions for School Districts and Subchapter B, Campus Intervention Team and Targeted Improvement Plan, and Subchapter C, Campus Turnaround Plan. The division intervenes with campuses and districts that earn a D or F through the State Accountability System and with campuses identified for Comprehensive, Targeted, and Additional Targeted Support under ESSA. These districts and campuses engage in improvement planning and continuous monitoring.

News and Events

New Coronavirus (COVID-19) Support and Guidance

TEA is closely monitoring the novel Coronavirus outbreak. Important news and updates may be found at

New 2020 Accountability Update

The overall design of the 2020 accountability system will remain unchanged. In response to feedback from stakeholders, adjustments to certain indicators and methodologies are necessary for 2020. Additional information about 2020 ratings and the development of the 2020 Accountability Manual may be found on the 2020 Accountability Development Materials site.

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Contact Information

School Improvement Division


Phone: (512) 463-5226

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