Local Education Agency (LEA) Determination

Pursuant to the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act, 2004 (IDEA 2004), states are required to make "Dteerminations" annually on the performance of school districts' programs for students with disabilties.  States must consider the following four federally required elements in assigning a determination level:
  • Performance on State Performance Plan (SPP) compliance indicators;
  • Submission of valid, reliable, adn timely data;
  • Uncorrected noncomplaince from other sources; and
  • Any financial audit findings.
States may choose to define additional elements in making determinations.  The Texas Education Agency has incorporated the following state defined element:
  • Performance-Based Monitoring (PBM) Stage of Intervention
  • Significant Disproportionality
Beginning in Fall 2015, TEA fully integrated federally required district determination elements into the overall Performance Based Monitoring (PBM) special education staging system.  Districts receive one intervention stage/determination based on combined district performance levels derived from the federally required elements and the Performance Based Monitoring and Analysis System (PBMAS) indicators.