Office of School Turnaroudn-Focused Monitoring
Monitoring the implementation of Federal programs and the use of Federal program funds is an essential function of the U.S. Department of Education (ED). The SIG program, authorized under section 1003(g) of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA) of 1965, as amended, provides grants to SEAs that States use to make competitive sub-grants to local educational agencies (LEAs) that demonstrate the greatest need for the funds and the strongest commitment to use the funds to provide adequate resources in order to raise substantially the achievement of students in their lowest-performing schools. Under the final requirements published in the Federal Register in October 2010, SIG funds are to be focused on each State‟s “Tier I,” “Tier II,” and “Tier III” schools.
ED uses monitoring indicators to determine the fidelity of implementation of Federal programs and activities administered by SEAs. The SIG monitoring procedures and protocols concentrate on the following indicator areas: application process, technical assistance, monitoring process, fiscal responsibilities, data collection, and implementation.
Monitoring Plan for School Improvement Grants (SIG) October 1, 2013 to September 30, 2014.
California (March 7-9, 2011)
MS Word (74K) Report
Indiana (March 14-18, 2011)
MS Word (84K) Report
Montana (September 13 – 15, 2011)
New York (February 13-15, 2012)