The overarching mission of NDTAC is to improve educational programming for youth who are neglected or delinquent. NDTAC is legislated to:
Information, resources, and technical assistance are provided through a variety of avenues, including Web site resources, Center-sponsored conferences and Webinars, and personalized assistance. On this site, practitioners can learn about innovative programs and practices, gain information on the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA), amended in 2001, and how it affects the neglected and delinquent population, and connect to direct assistance. View NDTAC's Direct Assistance page to learn more about our technical assistance offerings and locate the NDTAC staff member that has been assigned as the liaison for your State. Visit our Events page to learn about our web-based conferences (Webinars), monthly Q&A calls, and other related events around the country. Join the Title I, Part D / NDTAC e-mail list to keep up to date with the Center’s resource and technical assistance offerings and to connect with your peers in the field.
Program Evaluation & Data Reporting
NDTAC, in collaboration with the US Department of Education (ED), has worked to create a model for evaluating all Title I, Part D programs routinely and in a uniform manner. The first collection began in the 2004-2005 SY. Currently, a set of performance measures are collected annually from each State through ED’s Consolidated State Performance Reports (CSPR). A major focus of NDTAC’s technical assistance services is the annual data collection process and data quality improvement. Visit the Reporting and Evaluation section for more information about the CSPR, data reporting tools, and other Part D data-related activities.
NDTAC also assists in disseminating the program’s evaluation results for purposes of (1) addressing Federal reporting requirements, such as the Title I, Part D indicators for the Government Performance and Results Act; (2) providing information to congress and legislators on the progress of students in Part D programs; and (3) providing feedback to the field about the performance of juvenile justice education programs in their States or localities.
Facilitating Information Sharing and Peer-to-Peer Learning
State and local administrators across the country often face similar challenges and independently find solutions that may benefit their peers. NDTAC recognizes that the opportunity to discuss questions and innovative solutions with other administrators, practitioners, and experts in the field is invaluable. Therefore, the Center coordinates activities that facilitate cross-agency and cross-State communication. NDTAC also works to facilitate collaborative relationships between agencies and families, mentors, and community organizations.