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Local Educational Agency Reports and Requirements

 

TEA collects data from Local Educational Agencies (LEAs) for State Performance Plan (SPP)/Annual Performance Report (APR).

LEA Data Collection

The data source and requirements for collection vary by reporting priorities or indicators which are listed below for SPP indicators 1-14.

Data Source and Collection Schedule (PDF 26KB)

Indicators 1 (Graduation) and 2 (Dropout)

Data for Indicators 1 and 2 are collected through the Public Education Information Management System (PEIMS) submissions and reported from the Academic Excellence Indicator System Dataset.

Indicators 3A-C (Participation and Performance on Statewide Assessments)

Data for Indicator 3A-C are collected from student test answer documents and reported from the Annual Measurable Objective Dataset.

Indicators 4A-B (Suspension and Expulsion), 5A-C (Least Restrictive Environment Ages 6-21), 6 (Least Restrictive Environment 3-5)

Data for Indicators 4A-B, 5A-C, 6 are collected through and reported from the PEIMS.

Indicator 6

Indicator 8 (Parent Participation)

Data for Indicators 8 are collected through survey instruments and reported from aggregate datasets.

Indicators 9 (Disproportionality in Special Education), and 10 (Disproportionality by Specific Disability)

Data for Indicators 4A-B, 5A-C, 6, 9, and 10 are collected through and reported from the PEIMS.

Indicators 7 (Early Childhood Outcomes), 11 (Child Find), 12 (Early Childhood Transition), 13 (Secondary Transition), and 14 (Post School Outcomes)

Data for Indicators 7, 11, 12, and 13 are collected through online (TEA Secure Environment) TEASE applications.  Contact data for Indicator 14 are collected through online TEASE applications and results from survey instruments are reported from aggregate datasets.

Clarification 

The following documents provide information for the clarification period for LEAs.

Consequences for Data Invalidity

LEAs are required to provide valid and reliable data that reflect the measurement for each SPP indicator. TEA considers data certified and submitted by districts through the TEASE applications to be final and uses the district's performance on the indicators in the annual determinations analysis. Any issues related to the submission of inaccurate data or the non-submission of data will be addressed by the Division of Federal and State Education Policy and the Division of Program Monitoring and Intervention.

LEA Public Reporting

TEA publicly reports district performance against the state targets in the SPP for Indicators 1-14 for a given year. Each spring, TEA produces a District Profile of SPP Indicators Report for each district in the state.

2014 LEA Public Report (School Year 2012-13 District Profiles)

2013 LEA Public Report (School Year 2011-12 District Profiles)

Methodologies

The following documents provide explanations for the methodologies used to compute the data in the SPP/APR.

LEA Determinations

TEA is required to make annual determinations about the performance of the LEAs using the categories of Meets Requirements, Needs Assistance, Needs Intervention, and Needs Substantial Intervention. As implied, these categories represent various intensities of required technical assistance and/or intervention. States are required to make a Determination using these categories for every LEA within the state on an annual basis.

Federally Required Elements

States must consider the following four federally required elements in assigning a Determination level for LEAs:

  • Performance on compliance indicators 9, 10, 11, 12, and 13 in the SPP
  • Whether data submitted by LEAs is valid, reliable, and timely; 
  • Uncorrected noncompliance from other sources (complaints resolution, due process, residential facility monitoring and monitoring activities); and 
  • Any audit findings. 

State Defined Elements

States may choose to define additional elements in making determinations. In order to more accurately reflect LEA performance as indicated by data results, TEA has incorporated the following state defined elements:

  • Performance-Based Monitoring Program Effectiveness (stage of intervention for the special education program area)
  • Significant Disproportionality
  • 2014 LEA Determinations Methodology (PDF 112KB)

Appeals Process

Any LEA assigned a Determination level of Needs Intervention or Needs Substantial Intervention may file a written request for appeal within 30 calendar days of the date of the Determination Level Notification letter. The written request for appeal must include the submission of all information necessary for TEA to reconsider the original Determination status assignment. TEA will acknowledge receipt of the request for appeal and will issue a Determination Status Appeal Response letter when the review is completed.

Appeals must include a contact person's name, an email address, a phone number, and the LEA superintendent's name and signature. The appeal should be sent to the following address: 

Determination Status Appeal
Texas Education Agency
Division of Federal and State Education Policy
1701 N. Congress
Austin, Texas 78701

TEA will evaluate the appeal based on information provided in the appeal request form. Please note that TEA will not consider any appeal received after the 30 calendar day time frame.

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