The Performance Based Monitoring Analysis System (PBMAS) is used in Texas to monitor special education programs and other federal programs such as No Child Left Behind, career and technical education and bilingual/English as a second language. The system focuses on program effectiveness and student performance by assessing a district/charter’s performance on a set of indicators. Monitoring activities include a district/charter self-evaluation, TEA desk review, and on-site visits to identify areas in need of improvement or correction. Districts and charters in non-compliance are required to undertake improvement activities and face possible sanctions if not achieved.
The Special Education (SPED) indicator monitored by the Texas Education Agency (TEA) for Early Education is