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Program Monitoring and Interventions

 

The Program Monitoring and Interventions (PMI) Division supports the state’s goals for public education by reviewing, evaluating, monitoring, and intervening with campuses and their local education agencies (LEAs, which include districts and charter schools) to ensure excellence in education for all students. The major responsibilities of the division include monitoring and interventions for: 

  • state accountability, including federal requirements,
  • the bilingual education/English as a second language, career and technical education, No Child Left Behind, and special education program areas, and
  • data validation.

On-site visits are conducted to address concerns related to documented substantial, imminent, or ongoing risks reflected in current and longitudinal LEA data. The PMI Division monitors federal programs as required by the United States Department of Education Office for Civil Rights (USDE-OCR) and provides information and guidance to LEAs who are identified for an on-site visit. This information is located in the On-site Investigations Procedures Manual.

Additionally, the division supports activities related to the assignment of accreditation statuses to LEAs, oversees and supports required interventions for struggling campuses, and conducts special accreditation investigations.

Accountability Monitoring

A major responsibility of the division is to implement the requirements of Texas Education Code (TEC), Chapter 39, Subchapter E, Accreditation Interventions and Sanctions. The division intervenes with LEAs and campuses that earn a rating of Improvement Required (IR) through the State Accountability System. These LEAs and campuses engage in improvement planning and continuous monitoring through the Texas Accountability Intervention System (TAIS). Campuses also engage in the TAIS the first year they earn a Met Standard state accountability rating, after being identified as IR.  

The division uses performance data, from the Performance Reporting Division, to identify LEAs and campuses with performance concerns for accountability monitoring intervention activities, which include Title I campuses identified as a priority or focus school under the USDE flexibility waiver.​

Performance-Based Monitoring

The division also implements program monitoring and intervention requirements in the areas of  bilingual education/English as a second language, career and technical education, No Child Left Behind(federal Title programs), and special education, including residential facilities (RF). Interventions occur through performance-based monitoring (PBM) strategies implemented by the agency. An LEA assigned a stage of intervention for more than one program area must engage in integrated intervention activities.

Underlying strategies of the PBM system include a shift away from process to results (program effectiveness and student performance), a strong emphasis on data integrity, a focus on a coordinated approach to agency monitoring, and more effective sanctions and interventions.

Data Validation Monitoring

Data validation monitoring monitors the accuracy of data submitted by LEAs through the Public Education Information System (PEIMS) and used in the state's accountability rating and PBM systems, including leaver/dropout data, school discipline data, and student assessment data. Data validation includes review and follow-up with LEAs that have been identified for potential data inaccuracies, data anomalies, or data irregularities.

Additionally, data validation and verification on-site reviews are conducted to validate the implementation of intervention activities and the accuracy of data driving the PBM system. If noncompliance, student performance, program effectiveness, or data reporting accuracy concerns are identified during the visit, the LEA must undertake actions to address them and may be subject to additional sanctions and interventions.

Contact Information

Important information about monitoring and interventions activities for LEAs, updates to the PMI webpage, and information on the Intervention and Stage Activity Manager (ISAM) application will be shared through the PMI Division listserv. Visit the agency's Mailing List Administration page to subscribe. To request access to the ISAM application, visit the TEASE online request page  

Program Monitoring and Interventions Division

1701 North Congress Avenue

W.B. Travis Building, Room 5-120

Austin, Texas 78701

Phone: (512) 463-5226

Fax: (512) 463-3136

Email: PMIdivision@tea.state.tx.us 

Page last modified on 9/16/2014 09:29:15 AM.