MEP Program Performance Reports
The Government Performance and Results Act (GPRA) of 1993 was enacted by Congress to provide for the establishment of strategic planning and performance measurement in the Federal Government (made up of an annual performance plan and an annual performance report).
In December 2010, the Office of Migrant Education initiated a collaborative process to develop a focused set of Migrant Education Program (MEP) GPRA measures (GPRAs) that align closely with the program goal. The office consulted with the Data Quality Initiative, the MEP Coordination Workgroup, the Interstate Migrant Education Council, and the National Association of State Directors of Migrant Education during this collaborative process, which concluded with four MEP GPRAs in December 2012. The MEP GPRAs are:
- The percentage of MEP students who scored at or above proficient on their state’s annual Reading/Language Arts assessments in grades 3-8,
- The percentage of MEP students who scored at or above proficient on their state’s annual Mathematics assessments in grades 3-8,
- The percentage of MEP students who were enrolled in grades 7-12 and graduated or were promoted to the next grade level, and
- The percentage of MEP students who entered 11th grade that had received full credit for Algebra I or its equivalent.
View the MEP’s past performance:
Grantee Performance Reports
- Consolidated State Performance Report – Grantee Performance Reports are collected through Part I and Part II of the Consolidated State Performance Report (CSPR). The CSPR is the required annual reporting tool for each State, the Bureau of Indian Education, District of Columbia, and Puerto Rico as authorized under Section 8303 of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA), as amended by the Every Student Succeeds Act of 2015 (ESSA). The data collected provide the Department with information on: the number of eligible migratory children; student characteristics (e.g., mobility, English language proficiency, etc.); student participation in MEP-funded services, staffing levels, and on the academic achievement of migratory students.
For more information about the CSPR visit our Resources page here.
Select MEP CSPR data are included in the Department’s ED Data Express (https://eddataexpress.ed.gov/), a Web site designed to improve the public’s ability to access and explore high-value state-level education data collected by the Department.
Description of Monitoring – A monitoring review is an examination of a State’s administration and implementation of a Federal education grant, contract, or cooperative agreement administered by the U.S. Department of Education (ED). OME’s monitoring activities are designed to examine the implementation of the MEP. Monitoring addresses:
- general context within which the program operates,
- overall organizational structure and design of the program,
- results achieved by the program,
- basic program operations (especially compliance with program requirements), and
- resolution of prior findings from audits or program monitoring.
- In addition to program-specific monitoring, OME may monitor the MEP as part of consolidated monitoring with other ESEA formula grant programs. The Office of State Support and Accountability maintains a catalog of protocols and reports from recent Performance Reviews.
- Description of Audits – At the federal level, ED’s Office of Inspector General (OIG) is an independent entity that is responsible for identifying fraud, waste, abuse, and criminal activity involving ED funds, programs, and operations. OIG conducts independent audits and other reviews and criminal and civil investigations and recommends actions to address systemic weaknesses and improve ED programs and operations. OIG also recommends changes needed in Federal laws and regulations. The Government Accounting Office (GAO) is the supreme audit institution for the United States. Federal and state auditors look to GAO to provide standards for internal controls, financial audits, and other types of government audits. Both OIG and GAO are authorized to conduct audits on usage of MEP and other program funds. The OIG conducts three types of audits: 1) external audits of grantee or contractor operations; 2) internal audits of ED administration and management; and 3) national audits of issues or problem areas having national significance and requiring corrective action at the federal level. At the State and local levels, The Single Audit Act, as amended, establishes requirements for audits of States, local governments, Indian tribes, institutions of higher education (public or private nonprofit colleges and universities), and nonprofit organizations that expend a certain amount in Federal awards during its fiscal year (currently set at $750,000). The Single Audit Act amendments are implemented through Subpart F—Audit Requirements of Title 2 of C.F.R., Chapter II, Part 200 Uniform Administrative Requirements, Cost Principles, and Audit Requirements for Federal Awards (2 CFR part 200).
- Federal Audit Single Audit Clearinghouse – All completed audit packages for audits conducted in accordance with Title 2 of the Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) Part 200, (which superseded the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) Circular A-133 in 2013,) must be submitted to the Federal Audit Clearinghouse. The primary purposes of the Clearinghouse are:
- To disseminate audit information to the public and federal agencies.
- To support OMB oversight and assessment of federal award audit requirements.
- To assist federal cognizant and oversight agencies in obtaining OMB Circular A-133 data and reporting packages.
- To help auditors and auditees minimize the reporting burden of complying with Circular A-133 audit requirements.
- Audit Compliance Supplement – The Compliance Supplement, which took effect in 2021 for audits of fiscal years beginning after June 30, 2020,lays out key requirements for many Federal programs, including the Title I Migrant Education Program. The Supplement outlines each program’s objectives, procedures, and key compliance requirements as well as audit objectives and suggested audit procedures for determining compliance with these requirements. The Compliance Supplement is reviewed annually and updated when necessary.