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TEA Releases Updates to Results Driven Accountability (RDA, formerly PBMAS) Requirements

December 18, 2019

December 5, 2019- The Texas Education Agency has announced the implementation of changes to RDA related activities (formerly known as the Performance-Based Monitoring Analysis System) for the 2019-2020 school year.

On December 9th, TEA released the 2019-2020 performance levels for districts for: bilingual education/ English as a second language, career/technical education, Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA), and special education program areas through the Intervention, Stage, and Activity Manager (ISAM) application in the Texas Education Agency Login (TEAL).

Many of the requirements for program-specific intervention remain the same. The updated requirements are described in the RDA Interventions Guidance. In the charts below you will see intervention differences between special education and special populations.


Local Education Agencies (LEAs) with overall performance levels that require intervention in one or more program areas for 2019-2020 will participate in an improvement process to develop a district plan to address the areas of low program performance. Submission options will be determined locally, but may include:

  • Strategic Support Plan (SSP)
  • Targeted Improvement Plan (TIP)
  • Adding a required improvement language to a pre-existing planning document used within the Local Education Agency

Charter leaders should refer to ISAM RDA interventions guidance, the Interventions and Submissions chart, and/or the RDA Performance Framework.

For additional questions regarding performance or updated intervention requirements for the 2019-2020 school year, please contact the Division of Review and Support at or 512-463-9414.


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