Results Driven Accountability (RDA) Overview

Formerly Performance-Based Monitoring Analysis System (PBMAS)

The Results Driven Accountability (RDA) is an automated data system that reports annually on the performance of local education agencies (LEAs) in selected program areas (bilingual education/English as a second language, career and technical education, certain federal Title programs, and special education). Unless otherwise noted, the term LEA includes open-enrollment charter schools.

The data contained in the 2019 RDA also includes certain State Performance Plan (SPP) federally required LEA determination elements. Technical resources for understanding the 2019 RDA/formerly PBMAS reports are corresponding to the 2019 RDA Manual/previous PBMAS Manuals as well as the State Performance Plan.

Since 2004 PBMAS reports have been produced with specific district-level data for each performance indicator and since 2016 the reports also included four SPP federally required elements.  State-level PBMAS reports were first produced in 2006 and regional reports in 2007. 

The Division of Review and Support monitors and supports intervention activities within this data-driven and performance-based system using a continuous improvement model. Activities targeted to improve student performance, or program effectiveness concerns are identified. LEAs are required to participate in these activities and may also be subject to additional interventions, including on-site reviews.

Contact Information

For questions regarding the 2019 RDA Manual or pertinent policies, please contact:
Division of Review and Support

Phone: (512) 463-9414

For questions regarding the technical processing, calculations or report questions, please contact:
Performance-Based Monitoring
Phone: (512) 463-9704