School Improvement

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The School Improvement Division supports the state’s goal to improve low-performing schools by reviewing, evaluating, monitoring, and intervening with campuses and their districts to ensure excellence in education for all students. The major responsibilities of the division include monitoring and interventions for state accountability, federal accountability, and dropout prevention.

Vision and Mission

The primary function of the division is to implement the requirements of Texas Education Code (TEC) Chapter 39A, Subchapter A, Interventions and Sanctions for School Districts and Subchapter B, Campus Intervention Team and Targeted Improvement Plan, and Subchapter C, Campus Turnaround Plan. The division intervenes with campuses and districts that earn a D or F through the State Accountability System and with campuses identified for Comprehensive, Targeted, and Additional Targeted Support under ESSA. These districts and campuses engage in improvement planning and continuous monitoring.

News and Events

Coronavirus (COVID-19) Support and Guidance

TEA is closely monitoring the novel Coronavirus outbreak. Important news and updates may be found at

New 2021 Academic Accountability Update

On August 13, all campuses and districts will receive a Not Rated: Declared State of Disaster rating for 2021 due to COVID-19. Districts and campuses will receive report-only accountability results, student listings, and data tables in late August. Scaled scores and letter grades will not be published. Per the Division of Performance Reporting:

  • No A–F ratings, domain scaled scores, or overall scaled scores will be assigned
  • All districts and campuses will be labeled Not Rated: Declared State of Disaster.
  • An option for alternative evaluation will be available for certain campuses. Additional information may be found in the 2021 Alternative Evaluation FAQs.

Campuses identified for comprehensive support and improvement, targeted support and improvement, and additional targeted support in 2019 will maintain that label and interventions for 2021-2022. The only exception to this is if the campus exits comprehensive status by having either a four-year or six-year federal graduation rate of 67 or higher.

All campuses that have chosen to engage with School Improvement supports and interventions via the ESF-Focused Support Grant or the Title 1, 1003 School Improvement Grant should visit the Campus Accountability and Intervention Guidance web page.

Important Links

Contact Information

School Improvement Division


Phone: (512) 463-5226

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