Accountability staging information will be available in the Intervention Stage and Activity Manager (ISAM)* the week of September 16, 2013.
State Accountability Interventions
A major responsibility of the Division of Program Monitoring and Interventions implementation of the requirements of Texas Education Code (TEC), Chapter 39, Subchapter E, Accreditation Interventions and Sanctions. This occurs within the context of the state's Academic Accountability Rating System. The division develops and implements interventions and sanctions for districts and campuses rated academically unacceptable in the state's Academic Accountability Rating System. The division also implements interventions for those campuses that are rated acceptable but that would not satisfy performance standards if the accountability standards for the subsequent year were applied. The division uses performance information from the Division of Performance Reporting to identify for intervention those districts and campuses with performance concerns.
The division intervenes with districts and campuses using a variety of strategies, including district/charter improvement planning, agency desk review, appointment of a monitor, conservator, management team, and/or campus intervention team, or other sanctions and interventions referenced in TEC, Chapter 39. Interventions and sanctions are referenced in the sections listed below.
Other references to investigations, interventions, and sanctions are reflected throughout TEC, Chapter 39. The extent and duration of performance concerns are considered in the determination of interventions and sanctions. Additionally, pertinent rules can be referenced at 19 Texas Administrative Code (TAC), Chapter 97, Planning and Accountability, Subchapter EE, Accreditation Status, Standards, and Sanctions.
Federal Accountability Interventions
Due to the ongoing negotiations, districts will not be required to implement current Adequate Yearly Progress (AYP) School Improvement Program (SIP) requirements prior to the start of the school year 2013-2014. This delay in implementation is a temporary hold and not a permanent change at this time. The outcome of the continuing waiver conversations will determine what federal School Improvement Program requirements will be implemented for the 2013-2014 school year.
Requests for additional information about SIP requirements may directed to the Division of School Improvement and Support by phone at (512) 463-7582 or e-mail at email@example.com.
Intervention Guidance and Resources are available to assist campuses and districts in conducting the required activities for each level of intervention.
Important monitoring and intervention information as well as updates to the Program Monitoring and Interventions (PMI) website and ISAM will be shared through the PMI division listserv. To subscribe to the listserv, visit the agency Mailing List Administration page at http://miller.tea.state.tx.us/list/.
*To request access to ISAM via TEASE, visit the online request page at http://www.tea.state.tx.us/index2.aspx?id=2728.