RDA Masking Rules

Masking refers to the use of special symbols to conceal data as required by the federal Family Education Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) for the purpose of protecting student confidentiality. Any information that could lead to the identification, either directly or indirectly, of a student is masked according to the masking rules below. You will need Adobe Acrobat Reader to access these masking rules.

Current-Year Rules

District and Region
2021 RDA Masking Rules (PDF)


Prior-Year Rules

District and Region
2020 RDA Masking Rules (PDF)
2019 RDA Masking Rules (PDF)
2018 PBMAS Masking Rules (PDF)
2017 PBMAS Masking Rules (PDF)
2016 PBMAS Masking Rules (PDF)
2015 PBMAS Masking Rules (PDF)
2014 PBMAS Masking Rules (PDF)
2013 PBMAS Masking Rules (PDF)
2011 - 2012 PBMAS Masking Rules (PDF)


2009 - 2010 PBMAS Masking Rules (PDF)
2004 - 2008 PBMAS Masking Rules (PDF)


2008 - 2010 PBMAS Regional Masking Rules (PDF)
2007 - Please refer to the 2004-2008 PBMAS Masking Rules above
Contact Information

For questions regarding the 2020 RDA Manual or pertinent policies, please contact:
Division of Review and Support

Phone: (512) 463-9414
Email: reviewandsupport@tea.texas.gov

For questions regarding the technical processing, calculations or report, please contact:
Performance-Based Monitoring

Phone: (512) 463-9704
Email: PBM@tea.texas.gov