Program monitoring involves the regular and systematic examination of program implementation and administration. Monitoring of Title I, Part D (Part D)-funded programs is conducted to ensure compliance with applicable State and Federal laws, including the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA), as amended in 2001. Monitoring reviews occur at three levels:
By monitoring Part D programs for compliance, administrators at all levels can ensure that students who are neglected, delinquent, or at-risk (N or D) receive a fair, equal, and significant opportunity to obtain a high-quality education. Monitoring also provides a mechanism for collecting information about State and local needs, so that administrators can target assistance and other resources more effectively.
Designed to help Part D administrators prepare for a Federal monitoring review, this guide includes practical tips to meet compliance requirements for the program.
Gives an overview of each stage of Federal and subgrantee monitoring and discusses the role of technical assistance (TA) in the monitoring process in order to provide a better understanding of the expectations of the U.S. Department of Education, how to improve monitoring processes and capacity, and how to provide TA as part of the monitoring process.