Focusing on the “Beyond”— Program Improvement and Coordination

John McLaughlin, Federal program manager, Title I, Part D, U.S. Department of Education

Dr. McLaughlin provided an overview of Part D program performance and outlined current initiatives in the U.S. Department of Education (ED) that aim to make performance data publically available in a more timely manner and allow for the use of this data in performance-based monitoring and risk assessment practices. Dr. McLaughlin also described efforts to link and compare Part D data with other relevant ED data from the U.S. Offices of Civil Rights and Special Education to improve program planning, needs assessment, and evaluation. Ultimately, these analyses aim to enable better coordination across education programs serving youth who are neglected, delinquent, or at-risk.

Resource Date

July 2012