As part of its Consolidated State Performance Report to the U.S. Department of Education, the agency must provide explanations for certain data elements if there is a variance from the data that were reported in the previous year. To improve overall data quality and to provide accurate variance information to the U.S. Department of Education, the agency has developed a set of variance reports to compare each LEA's Consolidated Compliance Report data to its PEIMS information and to its prior-year compliance report. These reports are now available through the NCLB Reports application on the Texas Education Agency Secure Environment (TEASE).
The agency does not mean to imply that the reported data are incorrect; rather, the reports simply point out where variances exist. In order to obtain an accurate understanding of the variances in state-level data, the agency is requesting the assistance of local education agencies that have variances in their reported data in excess of 25 percent. LEAs that have such variances are required to review their data for accuracy and provide an explanation for the variance. If the data reported on the most recent compliance report are incorrect, LEAs are asked to amend the compliance report.
LEAs must complete the following template to provide their variance explanations:
For more information, please contact:
The following TETN sessions concerning the Variance Reports have been scheduled:
- December 9, 3:15 pm - 4:15 pm—event #9330
- December 16: 3:15 pm - 4:15 pm—event #9331
- December 17: 9:00 am – 11:00 am—event #9332
A pdf file of the slides that will be discussed are available through this link: Variance Report Tutorial
Please contact the TETN Site Manager at your regional Education Service Center for information on attending the TETN of your choice.
For additional information, contact:
Division of NCLB Program Coordination
1701 North Congress Avenue
Austin, TX 78701
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