Sunday, December 7, 2008

Monitoring for Compliance

Last week the US ED’s Office of Elementary and Secondary Education issued two new reports on its monitoring of the Title I. Check ‘em out here. “… The 2003-2006 Monitoring Cycle Report offers six general observations about the outcomes of the first cycle of monitoring under NCLB in three broad areas: accountability, instructional support, and fiduciary responsibilities…” And the 2008-2009 Monitoring Indicators Report describes the purpose, rationale, and process used for monitoring in the current school year…” We actually think this is quite important stuff in the school improvement arena where monitoring for compliance should be balanced with a robust system of support and technical assistance. It is particularly important for those of you involved with the Comp Centers.

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