Timing is of the essence, TEA utilizes data from Mid-Year PEIMS submission for the FIRST rating calculations. Prior to submitting your Mid-Year data you should be reviewing your status on the FIRST rating status, to ensure its accuracy. TEA has the expectations that districts are monitoring their audit data in a timely manner. It will be too late if LEA waits until TEA releases the FIRST ratings to address situations. This workshop will allow you to determine if you are failing a critical indicator or losing points, so you may review financial data to ensure that no portions of financial information are misreported. If your review of the audit information indicates an issue, you will be able to address the issue with your auditor and make revisions to possibly improve your FIRST results.
TEA will accept audit reports for 30 days after the 150 day deadline (past the end of your fiscal year. If additional information is submitted to TEA within the 30 days (December 27th for June Year-Ends or February 28th for August Year-Ends), then it will be included in the TEA preliminary FIRST ratings.