Addressing Low Academic Achievement

Lauren Banks Amos, technical assistance liaison, NDTAC, and Anju Sidana, research associate, NDTAC

In this session, participants briefly discussed the challenges faced by State Part D Coordinators when supporting subgrantee efforts to improve low academic achievement. Using NDTAC’s Practice Guide on providing individually tailored academic and behavioral support services, participants worked in small groups to develop program evaluation criteria that Part D coordinators can use to assess the instructional strengths and weaknesses of their subgrantees when desk monitoring, reviewing applications, or conducting site visits. To close the session, participants reconvened to share their evaluation criteria and discussed how they might use the criteria to develop or refine their existing subgrantee monitoring tools and provide targeted technical assistance as appropriate to help facilities improve academic outcomes.

 

Resource Date

July 2012