Accountability Monitoring


 A major responsibility of the Program Monitoring and Interventions (PMI) Division is to implement the requirements of Texas Education Code (TEC), Chapter 39, Subchapter E, Accreditation Interventions and Sanctions. The division uses data from the Performance Reporting Division to identify districts and campuses with performance concerns for accountability monitoring interventions.

State Accountability Interventions

The division intervenes with local education agencies (LEAs) and campuses that have earned a rating of Improvement Required (IR) through the state accountability system. These LEAs and campuses will engage in improvement planning and continuous monitoring through the Texas Accountability Intervention System (TAIS). Campuses continue to engage in the TAIS the first year they earn a Met Standard state accountability rating, after having been identified as IR.

In addition to improvement planning through TAIS, the division intervenes with LEAs and campuses with increasing measure based on duration of performance concerns through

  • Reconstitution planning and implementation,
  • Hearings,
  • Increased interaction with TEA support specialists, and
  • Assignment of monitor, conservator, or management team.

Additional information regarding required interventions can be found in

Additional questions regarding state accountability intervention requirements may be directed to the PMI Division by phone at (512) 463-5226 or by email   

Federal Requirements

The state of Texas secured a conditional waiver from the U.S. Department of Education for specific provisions of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA), commonly known as the No Child Left Behind (NCLB) Act of 2001. Under the provisions of Texas Education Code (TEC), Chapter 39, the state must provide interventions to improve identified low-performing schools.


Campuses are identified as either Priority or Focus according to waiver Principle 2: State-Developed Differentiated Recognition, Accountability, and Support. Priority and Focus schools must engage in the TAIS which aligns to the ESEA turnaround principles through the critical success factors (CSFs). The LEA is responsible for assisting identified campuses in all aspects of the school improvement process.


The Division of School Improvement and Support provides technical assistance through the Texas Center for District and School Support (TCDSS) at Education Service Center (ESC) Region 13. TCDSS, partnered with local ESC Turnaround Teams, will support LEAs and campuses in the TAIS school improvement process and meeting intervention requirements of the waiver. 


Direct questions about Federal Requirements to the Division of School Improvement and Support by phone at (512) 463-7582 or by e-mail at

TAIS and Intervention Activities

TAIS is the aligned intervention process for both state and fedearl accountability requirements. This system is a research-based school improvement process that is aligned to critical success factors and combines
  • data analysis 
  • needs assessment,
  • improvement planning, and
  • continuous monitoring.

Intervention Guidance and Resources are available to assist LEAs and campuses in conducting the required intervention activities.

Updates to the PMI Division webpage and 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

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