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A Report to Comptroller Carole Keeton Rylander
by the
Public Education Integrity Task Force
January 2001

Letter from the Comptroller

Letter from the Task Force



Key Findings and Recommendations

  1. Tighten Controls and Step-up Enforcement
    1. Special Accreditation Investigations, Enforcement, Rewards and Sanctions
    2. Appraisals
    3. Self-Reporting
    4. Administrative Data Reporting
  2. Improve Training and Support
  3. Formally Adopt PEIMS Rule
  4. Set Hardware and Software Standards
  5. Assess Public Education Information Management System (PEIMS)

Task Force Agenda and Methodology

Public Integrity Task Force Members


  1. Public Education Information Management System (PEIMS)
  2. Dropout Reporting
  3. Public School Accountability System: Texas Assessment Of Academic Skills (TAAS)
  4. State Regulatory Enforcement in Public Education
  1. Roundtable Comments
  2. An Opinion Survey of Teachers and Administrators Concerning TAAS and PEIMS Data In Texas Schools