The Florida Department of Education (FDOE) monitors federally funded programs operated by Local Educational Agencies (LEAs) to fulfill its obligations under Federal and State law.
The Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) passed in December 2015, replacing the No Child Left Behind (NCLB) Act, allows State Educational Agencies (SEAs) and LEAs more flexibility and discretion in designing and implementing programs that have been shown to improve student outcomes. ESSA requires that SEAs and LEAs monitor and evaluate these programs’ impact to ensure that all students, particularly those from historically underserved groups, have equitable access to a high quality education.
The purpose of monitoring is to ensure that all the legally prescribed components are in place to increase student achievement. The FDOE Title IV, Part A program uses many activities to monitor compliance, including the review and approval of LEA plans and annual project applications.
Monitoring includes the following objectives:
(1) reviewing information from an LEA;
(2) determining the need for system improvements; and
(3) providing technical assistance.