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July 12, 2020

Special Education Texas Education Agency

Together, we are committed to high expectations and strong systems that achieve equitable outcomes for every student with a disability.

Review and Support

The Department of Review and Support (R&S) is a unit housed in the TEA Office of Special Populations and Monitoring. The primary responsibilities of the R&S department are: (1) to monitor LEAs related to Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA), special populations and federal and state statutes using a risk assessment index and holistic student-centered practices; and (2) to provide targeted technical assistance and support for LEAs related to special education and special populations. 

RDA and PBMAS Manuals

The Results Driven Accountability (RDA) and Performance Based Monitoring Analysis System (PBMAS) Manuals are comprehensive technical resources designed to explain each year's RDA or  PBMAS indicators and reports. The RDA is used by the Texas Education Agency as part of its overall evaluation of school district performance and program effectiveness.

You will need Adobe Acrobat Reader to access these PDF manuals. If you have any difficulties accessing the RDA manual please contact Review and Support by phone at (512) 463-9414 or via email at For difficulty with PBMAS manuals, please contact Performance-Based Monitoring by phone at (512) 936-6426 or via email at:

Accountability Manuals

The 2019 Accountability Manual is available. Chapters 1–11 have been adopted. The Summary of Changes document explains the changes that were made from the proposed manual (posted in May) and the final, adopted manual.  All files are PDFs.

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