TX LEA RATINGS
In accordance with federal requirements under the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA), the Texas Education Agency (TEA) is required to make an annual determination of each school district’s status in implementing the purposes and requirements of Part B of the IDEA. This annual determination is based upon a review of each district’s data against the state targets established for performance and compliance indicators under the Texas State Performance Plan. One of the following ratings must be assigned: Meets Requirements, Needs Assistance, Needs Intervention, Needs Substantial Intervention.
The LEA ratings* based on the 2007-08 District Profiles are available here (PDF, 34 pgs) (Please note that these are considered “preliminary” determinations by TEA as appeals from school districts are allowed for those given a “Needs Intervention” or “Needs Substantial Intervention” rating.)
The Texas State Performance Plan and the District Profiles are available here.
*As noted on the TEA website, “if an LEA does not meet the targets in the state’s performance plan, the LEA is prohibited from reducing maintenance of effort (MOE) under 34 CFR §300.203 for any [this] fiscal year.“ This is an important prohibition due to the sizable IDEA funds being provided to LEAs through the Recovery Act.