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									                              Florida Department of Education
                           2010-2011 NCLB Monitoring Application
         Title I, Part A, Improving the Academic Achievement of the Disadvantaged


Compliance Item AIA-1: The Local Educational Agency (LEA) shall use the state academic assessments and
other indicators in the state plan and the high quality student academic assessments the LEA and schools use
and any other non-academic indicators, as described in the LEA plan, to annually review and report the progress
of each school and student served under this part to parents, teachers, principals, schools, and the community.

Sections 1112(b)(1)(A)(i) and (B); 1116(a)(1)(A)-(C), P.L.107-110; 34 CFR, Part 200, Section 200.30(a) and
(c)(1)

Finding(s)

The LEA should:

      provide evidence that an annual progress report of schools' performance on the state academic
       assessments was disseminated to parents, teachers, principals, schools, and the community.
      provide evidence that an annual progress report of students' performance on the state academic
       assessments was disseminated to parents, teachers, principals, and the schools.
      provide evidence that the state academic assessment was used to annually review the progress of
       schools.
      provide evidence that the state academic assessment was used to annually review the progress of
       students.
      provide evidence that the other assessments described in its LEA Plan were used to annually review the
       schools' progress.
      provide evidence that the other assessments described in its LEA Plan were used in the annual review of
       students' progress.
      provide evidence that the other non-academic indicators described in its LEA Plan were used to annually
       review the schools' progress.
      provide evidence that the other non-academic indicators described in its LEA Plan were used to annually
       review the progress of students.
      provide evidence that the indicators described in its LEA Plan were used in the annual review of
       progress of the educational program.

Review Question(s)

      How did the LEA determine which students were making learning gains and meeting the standards?
      Who was involved in the review of student assessment data? When do these reviews occur and how
       often?
      How was information about student assessment results disseminated to parents, schools, and the
       community? When was such information disseminated?
      What other assessments described or listed in the LEA plan were used in the annual review of student
       progress?
Documents to Support Compliance

      Copies of local assessments and their descriptions, as applicable
      Dated meeting agendas, sign-in sheets, and notes pertaining to the review of academic assessments and
       non-academic indicators to evaluate student and school progress
      Notification to stakeholders of annual school report cards, or its equivalent, with dates of dissemination
      Notification to stakeholders of student achievement on the state assessment, other indicators, and local
       assessments, if applicable
      Non-FCAT Assessment administration schedules
      Timelines for review of school and student progress
      Lists of review members

Compliance Item AIA-2: The Local Educational Agency (LEA) shall use assessments to:

      determine the success of children served in meeting the state student academic achievement standards;
      assist in diagnosing, teaching, and learning in the classroom to enable low-achieving students to meet
       the state academic achievement standards;
      determine what revisions are needed to the Title I program; and
      identify students who may be at risk of reading failure.

Section 1112(b)(1)(A)(i-iv), P.L.107-110

Finding(s)

The LEA should:

      provide evidence of using assessment results to aid in diagnosing, teaching, and learning in the
       classroom to assist students in meeting the state academic achievement standards.
      provide evidence of using assessment results to determine the success of children served in meeting the
       state academic achievement standards.
      provide evidence of using assessment results to determine what revisions are needed to the Title I
       program to assist students in meeting the state academic achievement standards.
      provide evidence that the assessment results are used to diagnose teaching and learning needs and are
       used to improve teaching and learning.
      provide evidence that assessment results are used to identify students at risk of reading failure.

Review Question(s)

      How did the LEA ensure that schools used assessment data to improve instruction and the educational
       program?
      What steps did the LEA take when improvements in student achievement were not achieved or
       maintained?
      School Level: Describe any modifications that were made to the instructional program, how it was
       determined the modifications were needed, and how the school monitored the implementation of
       changes designed to improve teaching and learning.




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Documents to Support Compliance

      Meeting agendas, sign-in sheets, and notes pertaining to the review of academic assessments to improve
       the educational program
      Meeting agendas and sign-in sheets for activities designed to improve the educational program
      Meeting agendas and sign-in sheets for activities designed to improve teaching and learning based on
       assessment data
      Reading assessment data used to identify students at-risk of reading failure
      Sample(s) of focus calendars, lesson plans, RTI plans, or other evidence, as applicable

Compliance Item AIA-3: The Local Educational Agency (LEA) shall review the effectiveness of activities
Title I schools are implementing with respect to parental involvement, professional development, and other
Title I, Part A activities.

Section 1116(a)(1)(D), P.L.107-110; 34 CFR, Part 200, Section 200.30(e)

Finding(s)

The LEA should:

      provide evidence that the LEA reviewed the effectiveness of schools' parental involvement activities
       implemented under Title I.
      provide evidence that the LEA reviewed the effectiveness of schools' professional development
       activities implemented under Title I.
      provide evidence that the LEA reviewed the effectiveness of other actions and activities schools are
       carrying out under Title I.

Review Question(s)

      How and when did the LEA review the effectiveness of parental involvement, professional
       development, and other activities carried out in its Title I schools?
      Who was involved in reviewing the effectiveness of these activities?
      How did the LEA determine which activities were effective?

Documents to Support Compliance

      Documentation of the LEA's annual review of the Title I, Part A program
      Meeting agendas, sign-in sheets, and notes
      Annual review of the professional development results
      Annual review of the parental involvement results

Compliance Item AIA-4: The Local Educational Agency (LEA) shall ensure that schoolwide programs
conduct a comprehensive needs assessment (CNA) of the entire school, including taking into account the needs
of migratory children, which is based on student achievement related to the state academic content standards
and the state academic achievement standards.

Section 1114(b)(1)(A), P.L.107-110; 34 CFR, Part 200, Section 200.26(a)(1)




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Finding(s)

The LEA should:

      provide evidence that schools operating schoolwide programs were provided technical assistance in
       conducting a CNA based on student achievement related to the state academic content standards and the
       state academic achievement standards.
      provide evidence that each school operating a schoolwide program conducted a CNA based on student
       achievement related to the state academic content standards and the state academic achievement
       standards.
      provide evidence that all schoolwide programs were based on a CNA (as defined in the compliance
       statement) of the entire school.
      provide evidence that all schoolwide programs' CNA (as defined in compliance statement) took into
       account the needs of migratory students.
      provide evidence that schoolwide programs' CNA (as defined in the compliance statement) were based
       on information which includes the achievement of children in relation to the state academic content
       standards and the state student academic achievement standards.

Review Question(s)

      Describe the technical assistance or guidance provided to principals in conducting a CNA in schoolwide
       program schools.
      What data were used in the CNA that related to student academic achievement, state standards, and
       migratory students?
      School Level: Describe the technical assistance or guidance that the LEA provided in regards to
       conducting a CNA for the school.
      School Level: What data were used in the CNA that related to student academic achievement, state
       standards, and migratory students?
      School Level: What kind of technical assistance was provided regarding the development of the
       schoolwide plan?

Documents to Support Compliance

      Copy of guidance and instrument(s) used for conducting CNAs of schools
      Meeting agendas and notes
      Schoolwide plan/school improvement plan that includes the CNA (if other than the FDOE online School
       Improvement Template)

Compliance Item AIA-5: The Local Educational Agency (LEA) shall ensure that any eligible school that
desires to operate a schoolwide program shall first develop (or amend), in consultation with the LEA and its
school support team or other technical assistance provided under section 1117, a comprehensive plan for
reforming the total instructional program in the school that includes the following:

      a comprehensive needs assessment (CNA) of the entire school, including all the groups under section
       200.13(b)(7) and migratory children, was developed with the participation of individuals who will carry
       out the schoolwide program plan, and was based on information that includes student achievement in
       relation to the state academic content standards and state student academic achievement standards;
      schoolwide reform strategies that provide opportunities for all students to meet proficient and advanced
       levels of student academic achievement, use effective methods and instructional strategies that are
       scientifically research-based , include strategies that address the needs of all students (particularly low-
       achieving students), and are consistent with state and local improvement plans;
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      instruction by highly qualified teachers;
      high quality, ongoing professional development for teachers, principals, paraprofessionals, and, if
       appropriate, pupil services personnel, parents, and other staff to enable all students to meet the state's
       student academic achievement standards;
      strategies to attract high quality, highly qualified teachers to high need schools;
      strategies to increase parental involvement;
      plans to assist preschool children in the transition from early childhood programs to local elementary
       school programs;
      measures to include teachers in the decisions regarding the use of academic assessments to provide
       information on and improve the achievement of individual students and the overall instructional
       program;
      activities to ensure that students who experience difficulty mastering proficient or advanced levels of
       academic achievement receive effective, timely additional assistance, including timely identification and
       sufficient information to plan effective assistance;
      coordination and integration of federal, state, and local services and programs;
      description of how the school will implement the components of the schoolwide program plan;
      description of how resources are used from Title I and other sources; and
      measures schools will use to provide individual student academic achievement results to parents in a
       language they can understand, including an interpretation of those results, to the parents of a child who
       participates in the academic assessments required by section 1111(b)(3).

Section 1114(b)(1)(A)-(J) and (b)(2)(A)(i-iv), P.L.107-110; 34 CFR, Part 200, Section 200.26(a)(1) and (b) and
200.28

Finding(s)

The LEA should:

      provide evidence that each school operating a schoolwide program conducted a CNA based on student
       achievement related to the state academic content standards and the state academic achievement
       standards.
      provide evidence showing the CNA was developed with the participation of individuals that will carry
       out the schoolwide program plan.
      provide evidence that all schoolwide programs' CNAs took into account the needs of migratory students.
      provide evidence showing the plan included schoolwide reform strategies that provided opportunities for
       all students to meet proficient and advanced levels of student academic achievement, used effective
       methods and instructional strategies that were scientifically research based, included strategies that
       addressed the needs of all students, and were consistent with state and local improvement plans.
      provide evidence that instruction was by highly qualified teachers.
      provide evidence that the plan included high quality, ongoing professional development for teachers,
       principals, paraprofessionals, and, if appropriate, pupil services personnel, parents, and other staff to
       enable all students to meet the state's student academic achievement standards.
      provide evidence that plan included strategies to attract high quality, highly qualified teachers to high
       need schools.
      provide evidence that the plan included strategies to increase parental involvement.
      provide evidence that the plan included plans to assist preschool children in the transition from early
       childhood programs to local elementary school programs.
      provide evidence that the plan contained measures to include teachers in the decisions regarding the use
       of academic assessments to provide information on and improve the achievement of individual students
       and the overall program.

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      provide evidence that the plan included activities to ensure that students who experience difficulty
       mastering proficient or advanced levels of academic achievement receive effective, timely additional
       assistance, including timely identification and sufficient information to plan effective assistance.
      provide evidence that the plan included coordination and integration of federal, state, and local services
       and programs.
      provide evidence that the plan was developed with the involvement of parents and other members of the
       community.
      provide evidence that the plan was developed with the involvement of individuals who will carry out
       such a plan, including teachers, principals, administrators, and, if appropriate, pupil services personnel,
       technical assistance provider school staff, and, if the plan relates to a secondary school, students from
       the school.
      provide evidence that schoolwide program plans described how resources would be used from Title I
       and other sources.
      provide evidence that schoolwide program plans described how schools would provide academic
       achievement results to parents in a format and language they can understand.
      provide evidence that all schools operating schoolwide programs developed a schoolwide program plan.
      provide evidence that schools operating schoolwide programs are implementing all of the activities
       described in their plan.

Review Question(s)

      What technical assistance did the LEA provide to schools in the development of school
       improvement/schoolwide plans?
      Who was involved in the development of the schoolwide plan?
      How did the LEA determine if there was a need to provide translation in a language other than English?
      How did the LEA ensure the school plan addressed the ten required components?
      How did the LEA ensure that schools not completing the FDOE online School Improvement Template
       but operating schoolwide programs developed a schoolwide plan that includes all of the required
       components?
      School Level: What fiscal resources were used to support implementation of the schoolwide plans?
      School Level: How were parents notified of academic achievement results? Were these results provided
       in a language understandable to parents?

Documents to Support Compliance

      Budget reports showing coordination of resources, programs purchased, staff development provided,
       parental involvement strategies, etc.
      Evidence of technical assistance provided to schools in the development of schoolwide programs (e.g.,
       agendas, minutes/notes, PowerPoint presentations from technical assistance sessions, etc.)
      School improvement/schoolwide plans for randomly selected schools that include the ten (10) required
       elements (if other than the FDOE online School Improvement Template)
      Evidence of the development of the schoolwide plan (meeting minutes showing teacher, parent, and
       community input, etc.)
      Contract/Agreement with early childhood coalitions to assist with preschool transition

Compliance Item AIA-6: The Local Educational Agency (LEA) shall ensure that schools operating
schoolwide programs annually evaluate the implementation of, and results achieved by, schoolwide program
schools using data from the state's annual assessments and other indicators of academic achievement to
determine whether the schoolwide program was effective in increasing the achievement of students and use the
results to revise the schoolwide plan, if necessary.

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34 CFR, Part 200, Section 200.26(c)

Finding(s)

The LEA should:

      provide evidence that all schools operating schoolwide programs annually evaluate the implementation
       of schoolwide programs.
      provide evidence that schools operating schoolwide programs use evaluation results to determine
       program effectiveness in increasing the achievement of students.
      provide evidence that schools operating schoolwide programs use evaluation results to revise the
       schoolwide plan.

Review Question(s)

      What technical assistance was provided to schools regarding the annual evaluation of schoolwide
       programs?
      What data were used in the evaluation?
      How were the evaluation results used to revise the schoolwide plan?
      How did the LEA determine which activities were effective in increasing student achievement?
      School Level: When were evaluations of schoolwide programs conducted?
      School Level: What data were used in your evaluation?
      School Level: How were the results used?
      School Level: Describe the technical assistance or guidance provided by the LEA regarding the
       evaluation of your schoolwide program.
      School Level: Who was involved in the development of the evaluation?

Documents to Support Compliance

      Copy of guidance and instrument used for conducting evaluation of schools
      Meeting agendas and notes
      Copy of the evaluation of the schoolwide plan

Compliance Item AIA-7: The Local Educational Agency (LEA) shall establish targeted assistance programs
that include the federal requirements found in section 1115(c)(1)(A-H).

Section 1115(c)(1)(A-H), P.L.107-110

Finding(s)

The LEA should:

      provide evidence that adequate technical assistance is provided to the school(s) in preparing their
       targeted assistance plan.
      provide evidence that each school operating a targeted assistance program developed a written plan.
      provide evidence that targeted assistance plan(s) include all eight (8) required components.
      provide evidence that the plan included resources from Title I to help participating students meet state
       academic achievement standards.
      provide evidence that the plan included services provided to eligible students and such services were
       incorporated into existing school planning.
      provide evidence that the plan included coordination with and support to the regular education program.
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      provide evidence that the plan included strategies to increase parental involvement in accordance with
       section 1118.
      provide evidence that the plan included sufficient resources to carry out professional development at
       schools operating targeted assistance programs.
      provide evidence that schools operating targeted assistance programs are implementing all of the
       activities described in their plan.
      provide evidence that technical assistance was provided to schools operating targeted assistance
       programs on the use of scientifically research-based programs for effective instructional strategies.
      provide evidence that eligible students participating in targeted assistance programs are provided
       instruction by highly qualified teachers.
      provide evidence that schools operating targeted assistance programs coordinated and integrated Title I
       sources with other federal, state, or local programs.

Review Question(s)

      Did schools in need of improvement include their targeted assistance plans in the online school
       improvement plan?
      How were the targeted assistance programs integrated with other plans?
      How did the LEA ensure that schools operating targeted assistance programs appropriately addressed all
       required components in their targeted assistance program plan?
      What was the LEA's review process of these plans?
      What kind of assistance did the LEA provide in revising plans? Who was involved in revising the plans?
      What professional development opportunities have been provided to teachers who work with identified
       students (both Title I and non-Title I funded)?
      How does the LEA ensure that schools not required to complete the FDOE online School Improvement
       Template but operating targeted assistance programs develop a targeted assistance plan that includes all
       of the required components?
      School Level: What kind of Title I services were provided - reading, math, pullout, in-class, etc.?

Documents to Support Compliance

      List of review team members who reviewed the school(s)' improvement/targeted assistance program
       plans
      Documentation of the review process (committee meeting agendas/minutes, etc.)
      Evidence of staff participation in general professional development and school targeted assistance
       planning activities (agenda/minutes/notes, sign-in sheets, etc.)
      Budget forms/Payouts showing evidence of professional development, coordination with other
       programs, parental involvement activities, etc.
      List of teachers assigned to students receiving Title I services and their qualifications
      Crosswalk of Title I services and how they coordinate/support the regular program

Compliance Item BIA-1: The Local Educational Agency (LEA) shall ensure that each school conducting a
targeted assistance program assists participating children in meeting the state's proficient and advanced levels of
achievement by:

      coordinating resources under this part with other resources;
      reviewing the progress of participating children to improve the program; and
      providing additional assistance to enable each child to meet the state's challenging student academic
       achievement standards.

Section 1115 (c)(2)(A)(B), P.L.107-110
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Finding(s)

The LEA should:

      provide evidence that schools operating targeted assistance programs assist participating students in
       meeting the state's proficient and advanced levels of achievement by coordinating resources under this
       part with other programs.
      provide evidence that schools operating targeted assistance programs assist participating students in
       meeting the state's proficient and advanced levels of achievement by reviewing the progress of
       participating children to improve the program.
      provide evidence that schools operating targeted assistance programs assist participating students in
       meeting the state's proficient and advanced levels of achievement by providing additional assistance to
       enable each child in meeting the state's challenging student academic achievement standards.

Review Question(s)

      How did the LEA ensure students were making learning gains and meeting the standards?
      Who was involved in the review of student assessment data? When did these reviews occur and how
       often?
      How did the LEA ensure coordination of resources? What resources were coordinated?
      What would facilitate a change in the program being implemented by the school?

Documents to Support Compliance

      Documentation of review process for participating children and revisions to the program (if necessary)
      Targeted assistance program plans/School improvement plans (if other than the FDOE online School
       Improvement Template)
      Meeting timelines, agendas, and team rosters
      Data analysis results from baseline, mid-year, state assessment, etc.

Compliance Item BIA-2: The Local Educational Agency (LEA) shall ensure that schoolwide programs:

      use effective methods and instructional strategies that provide opportunities for all children to meet the
       state achievement standards;
      are based on scientifically based research (SBR) that strengthen the core academic program of the
       school;
      provide extended learning opportunities and accelerated learning;
      include strategies for meeting the educational needs of historically underserved populations; and
      include strategies to meet the needs of low-achieving children.

Section 1114(b)(1)(B)(i-iii), P.L.107-110; 34 CFR, Part 200, Section 200.28(a)

Finding(s)

The LEA should:

      provide evidence that all schools operating schoolwide programs are providing extended learning or
       accelerated learning opportunities.
      provide evidence that all schools operating schoolwide programs are using effective methods and
       instructional strategies that provide opportunities for all children to meet the state achievement standards
       and are based on SBR.
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      provide evidence that all schools operating schoolwide programs describe and utilize strategies to meet
       the needs of historically underserved populations and low-achieving children.
      provide evidence that all schools operating schoolwide programs are based on SBR.

Review Question(s)

      What were some of the extended learning opportunities available for children currently not meeting state
       proficiency targets?
      What were some of the accelerated learning opportunities made available for children?
      How did the LEA determine the strategies used to meet the educational needs of historically under-
       served populations and low-achieving students?
      What research-proven activities were used to strengthen the core academic programs?
      School Level: Explain what has been found to be the most effective strategy to strengthen the core
       academic program in the school.
      Explain what have been the most effective methods and/or strategies used to strengthen the core
       academic program in Title I schools in the LEA.

Documents to Support Compliance

      LEA instructional materials selection procedures or methodology to support selection of scientifically
       researched-based materials
      Schoolwide/school improvement plans (if other than the FDOE online School Improvement Template)
      LEA policies about underserved populations

Compliance Item CIA-1: The Local Educational Agency (LEA) shall coordinate activities found in section
1120B(b) with Head Start agencies and, if feasible, other entities who carry out early childhood development
programs.

Section 1112(b)(1)(E)(i) and 1120B(a), P.L.107-110

Finding(s)

The LEA should:

      provide evidence that verifies the coordination of activities with Head Start and, if feasible, other entities
       who carry out early childhood development programs.
      develop and implement a systematic procedure for receiving records regarding such children, transferred
       with parental consent from a Head Start program or, where applicable, another early childhood
       development program such as the Early Reading First program.
      establish channels of communication between school staff and their counterparts (including teachers,
       social workers, and health staff) in Head Start agencies or other entities carrying out early childhood
       development programs such as the Early Reading First program, as appropriate, to facilitate
       coordination of programs.
      conduct meetings involving parents, kindergarten or elementary school teachers, and Head Start teachers
       or, if appropriate, teachers from other early childhood development programs, such as the Early Reading
       First program, to discuss the developmental and other needs of individual children.
      organize and participate in joint transition-related training of school staff, Head Start program staff,
       Early Reading First program staff, and, where appropriate, other early childhood development program
       staff.
      link the educational services provided by the LEA with the services provided by local Head Start
       agencies and other entities carrying out Early Reading First programs.
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Review Question(s)

      How does the LEA implement the activities described in section 1120B(b)?
      Describe the coordination of activities with Head Start and other early childhood developmental
       programs.
      How does the LEA receive records from an early childhood program for transitioning into kindergarten?

Documents to Support Compliance

      Written agreements and/or grants between the LEA and other educational and social services groups
      Agendas and minutes/notes from meetings with teachers, school administrators, and early childhood
       program staff
      Agendas and minutes/notes from meetings with parents, teachers, and early childhood teachers on
       developmental needs of children in transition
      Sign-in sheets, minutes, presentations, handouts of staff development for transition services
      Evidence of linkage between the LEA and early childhood development programs (e.g., agreements,
       examples of technical assistance, meeting notes, etc.)

Compliance Item CIA-2: The Local Educational Agency (LEA) shall coordinate Title I, Part A programs with
Title II, Part A to provide professional development for teachers and principals, and, if appropriate, pupil
services personnel, administrators, parents, and other staff, including LEA level staff in accordance with
sections 1118 and 1119.

Section 1112(b)(1)(D), P.L.107-110

Finding(s)

The LEA should:

      provide evidence that the LEA coordinates Title I, Part A and Title II, Part A to provide professional
       development for teachers and principals to assist low-achieving children in meeting the achievement
       standards of the state level academic assessment in accordance with sections 1118 and 1119.
      provide evidence that the LEA coordinates Title I, Part A and Title II, Part A to provide professional
       development, if appropriate, for pupil services personnel, administrations, parents, and other staff
       including LEA-level staff to assist low-achieving children in meeting the achievement standards of the
       state level academic assessment with sections 1118 and 1119.

Review Question(s)

      How does the LEA coordinate Title I, Part A with Title II, Part A to provide professional development
       for stakeholders as identified above?
      What types of professional development activities were conducted?

Documents to Support Compliance

      Documentation of the LEA's collaboration/meetings regarding Title I services and other programs, such
       as Title II, Part A, in providing services to the targeted population identified above
      Meeting agendas, sign-in sheets, and notes
      School Improvement/Schoolwide/Targeted Assistance Plan outlining Title I, Part A activities and other
       programs' activities to address the targeted population identified above (if other than the FDOE online
       School Improvement Template)
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      Professional development schedule and evaluations
      Invoices for professional development activities that show coordination of Title I, Part A and Title II,
       Part A

Compliance Item CIA-3: The Local Educational Agency (LEA) shall coordinate and integrate services
provided in Title I programs with services for children with limited English proficiency, children with
disabilities, migratory children, neglected or delinquent children and youth, Indian children served under Part A
of Title VII, homeless children, and immigrant children in order to increase program effectiveness, eliminate
duplication, and reduce fragmentation of the instructional program.

Section 1112(b)(1)(E)(ii), P.L.107-110

Finding(s)

The LEA should:

      provide evidence that the LEA coordinates services provided in Title I programs with services for
       children with limited English proficiency in order to increase program effectiveness, eliminate
       duplication, and reduce fragmentation of the instructional program.
      provide evidence that the LEA coordinates services provided in Title I programs with services for
       children with disabilities in order to increase program effectiveness, eliminate duplication, and reduce
       fragmentation of the instructional program.
      provide evidence that the LEA coordinates services provided in Title I programs with services for
       migratory children in order to increase program effectiveness, eliminate duplication, and reduce
       fragmentation of the instructional program.
      provide evidence that the LEA coordinates services provided in Title I programs with services for
       neglected or delinquent children in order to increase program effectiveness, eliminate duplication, and
       reduce fragmentation of the instructional program.
      provide evidence that the LEA coordinates services provided in Title I programs with services for Indian
       children served under Part A of Title VII in order to increase program effectiveness, eliminate
       duplication, and reduce fragmentation of the instructional program.
      provide evidence that the LEA coordinates services provided in Title I programs with services for
       homeless children in order to increase program effectiveness, eliminate duplication, and reduce
       fragmentation of the instructional program.
      provide evidence that the LEA coordinates services provided in Title I programs with services for
       immigrant children in order to increase program effectiveness, eliminate duplication, and reduce
       fragmentation of the instructional program.

Review Question(s)

      How does the LEA coordinate and/or integrate Title I services with other programs providing services
       for children with limited English proficiency?
      How does the LEA coordinate and/or integrate Title I services with other programs providing services
       for children with disabilities?
      How does the LEA coordinate and/or integrate Title I services with other programs providing services
       for migratory children?
      How does the LEA coordinate and/or integrate Title I services with other programs providing services
       for neglected or delinquent children and youth?
      How does the LEA coordinate and/or integrate Title I services with other programs providing services
       for Indian children served under Part A of Title VII?

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      How does the LEA coordinate and/or integrate Title I services with other programs providing services
       for homeless children and youth?
      How does the LEA coordinate and/or integrate Title I services with other programs providing services
       for immigrant children?

Documents to Support Compliance

      Documentation of the LEA's collaboration/meetings regarding Title I services and other programs
       providing services to the targeted population identified above
      Meeting agendas, sign-in sheets, and notes
      School Improvement/Schoolwide/Targeted Assistance Plan outlining Title I, Part A activities and other
       programs' activities to address the targeted populations identified above (if other than the FDOE online
       School Improvement Template)
      Policies for serving children with limited English proficiency, children with disabilities, and migratory,
       neglected and delinquent, Indian, homeless, and immigrant children

Compliance Item CIA-4: The Local Educational Agency (LEA) conducts meaningful collaboration on an
ongoing basis with the McKinney-Vento homeless liaison to ensure that students in homeless situations receive
appropriate Title I, Part A services.

Sections 1112(b)(1)(O); 1114(b)(1)(J); 1115(c)(H); P.L.107-110

Finding(s)

The LEA should:

      provide evidence that the LEA conducts meaningful collaboration on an ongoing basis with the
       McKinney-Vento homeless liaison.
      provides evidence that the LEA, in collaboration with the homeless liaison, ensures students in homeless
       situations receive appropriate Title I, Part A services.

Review Question(s)

      Describe how the Title I program collaborates on an ongoing basis with the McKinney-Vento homeless
       liaison or other homeless education office staff?
      Which office is responsible for overseeing the requirements of the McKinney-Vento Act?

Documents to Support Compliance

      Description of the scope and nature of services to be provided through Title I, Part A funds to help
       address the needs of homeless students and youth. The description should, at a minimum, address the
       following:
            o the activity/activities to be or being implemented
            o grade levels of students to be served
            o approximate number of students to be or being served
            o where and how the service(s) will be delivered
            o the expected benefits to be derived from the service(s) and
            o other relevant information
      Agendas/minutes of collaboration between Title I and McKinney-Vento staff, if applicable
      Agendas/minutes of collaboration between Title I Office and office responsible for Homeless education
       (if other than Title I office)
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Compliance Item CIA-5: The Local Educational Agency (LEA), in receipt of section 1003(a) and/or section
1003(g) funds, shall collaborate and integrate with other funds/programs awarded under the NCLB Act, if
applicable.

Sections 1003 (g)(5)(B); P.L.107-110

Finding(s)

The LEA should:

      provide evidence that the LEA, if in receipt of Section 1003(a) and/or 1003(g) funds, collaborates with
       other programs awarded under the NCLB Act.

Review Question(s)

      Describe how the Title I program collaborates on an ongoing basis with the Title I, School Improvement
       grant staff and other federal programs in implementing strategies described in the school improvement
       grant(s)?

Documents to Support Compliance

      Meeting timelines, agendas, minutes showing coordination with other programs
      Budgets showing coordination with other programs

Compliance Item DIA-1: The Local Educational Agency (LEA) shall meet the federal requirements for timely
and meaningful consultation on all issues stated in section 1120(b)(1)(A-H). The LEA shall especially ensure
that consultation with appropriate private school officials takes place during the design and development of the
Title I program. Consultation should, at a minimum, cover the following topics:

      Timeline of consultation with private school officials regarding the Title I program and the development
       of the Title I, Part A Application and other Title I funded activities;
      Method(s) for feedback from private school officials;
      The method, or the sources of data, that the LEA used (under section 200.78 of the Title I regulations) to
       determine the number of private school children from low-income families residing in participating
       public school attendance areas, including whether the LEA extrapolated data if a survey was used;
      The size and scope of the equitable services that the LEA provides to eligible private school children
       and, consistent with section 200.64 of the Title I regulations, the proportion of its Title I funds that the
       LEA allocates for these services and the amount of funds that the LEA reserves from its Title I
       allocation for the purposes listed in section 200.77 of the Title I regulations;
      How the LEA will identify the needs of eligible private school children;
      What services the LEA will offer to eligible private school children;
      How and when the LEA makes decisions about the delivery of services;
      How, where, and by whom the LEA provides services to eligible private school children;
      How the LEA academically assesses the services to private school children in accordance with section
       200.10 of the Title I regulations, and how the LEA uses the results of that assessment to improve Title I
       services;
      The services the LEA provides to teachers and families of participating private school children;
      Thorough consideration and analysis of the views of the private school officials on whether the LEA
       should contract with a third-party provider. If the LEA disagrees with the views of the private school
       officials on that issue, the LEA must provide in writing to those officials the reasons why the LEA has
       chosen not to use a third-party contractor;
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      The state complaint policies and/or procedures;
      Consultation with private school officials regarding district-wide activities; and
      Control of property policy or procedures.

Section 1120(b)(1)(A-H), P.L.107-110; 34 CFR, Part 200, Section 200.63

Finding(s)

The LEA should:

      provide evidence showing how the LEA met the federal requirements for providing meaningful
       consultation with private school officials regarding the availability of Title I funds to administer services
       to eligible private school students.
      provide evidence of meeting the federal requirements for providing timely notification to private school
       officials regarding the availability of Title I funds to administer services to eligible private school
       students.
      provide evidence that consultation with private school officials includes the design and development of
       the Title I Program.
      provide evidence that consultation with private school officials includes how the program will be
       assessed.
      provide evidence that consultation with private school officials includes what the agreed upon standards
       are.
      provide evidence that consultation with private school officials includes how the annual progress of the
       program will be measured.
      provide evidence that consultation with private school officials includes how the children's needs would
       be identified.
      provide evidence that consultation with private school officials includes what services will be offered.
      provide evidence that consultation with private school officials includes how, where, and by whom the
       services will be provided.
      provide evidence that consultation with private school officials includes how the services would be
       academically assessed and how the results of the assessment would be used to improve services.
      provide evidence that consultation with private school officials includes the size and scope of the
       equitable services to be provided to the eligible private school children.
      provide evidence that consultation with private school officials includes the method or sources of data to
       be used to determine the number of children from low-income families.
      provide evidence that consultation with private school officials includes how and when the agency will
       make decisions about the delivery of services.
      provide evidence that consultation with private school officials includes how, if the agency disagrees
       with the views of the private school officials on the provision of services, the agency will notify private
       school officials.
      provide evidence that consultation with private school officials includes the complaint process or
       procedures for the LEA.
      provide evidence that consultation with private school officials includes the complaint process or
       procedures for the State Educational Agency.
      provide evidence that consultation with private school officials includes the policy regarding the control
       of Title I funds and materials, equipment, and property purchased with Title I funds.
      provide evidence that it collects and maintains, for its records, written affirmations from private school
       officials regarding consultation.
      provide evidence that proper documentation is maintained for all private schools electing not to
       participate in the Title I program.

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Review Question(s)

      What steps were taken to ensure compliance with the requirements for timely and meaningful
       consultation with private school officials about the availability of Title I funds?
      When did initial consultation take place?
      Did consultation cover all required issues as outlined in section 1120(b)?
      Was the LEA's process for designing, implementing, and evaluating programs for private schools
       discussed in consultation?
      How were the results of the program evaluation used to improve Title I services?
      How does the LEA evaluate the Title I program?
      Does the LEA understand private school standards, assessments, and annual progress before any
       evaluation of the Title I program occurs?
      Private School Level: How and when did the LEA notify private school(s) regarding the Title I
       program(s) and the availability of federal funds for services to eligible private school students, parents,
       and teachers?
      Private School Level: How was the poverty data for your school determined?
      Private School Level: How has the LEA consulted with you in determining the scope and evaluation of
       services to be provided for eligible students in your school?
      Private School Level: What services are being provided to eligible students, their parents, and teachers
       in your school?
      Private School Level: Were decisions made regarding materials and equipment purchased and used to
       provide services to eligible private school students participating in Title I programs jointly discussed
       with the LEA?
      Private School Level: Describe the guidance you were provided regarding the ownership and
       administrative control over funds and property purchased with Title I funds (i.e., materials, supplies,
       equipment, etc.)?

Documents to Support Compliance

      Evidence that consultation occurred in a timely manner (Timely means before decisions are made
       regarding delivery of services; such evidence may include dated letter(s) to all private schools in the
       LEA regarding the availability of federal funds to provide services to eligible private school students.)
      Copy of attestations with all private schools indicating that consultation was meaningful between the
       LEA and private school officials (This documentation is required for all LEAs.)
      Sign-in sheet/roster of participants
      Evaluations/surveys
      Dated agenda/minutes, handouts, presentations, etc.
      State Educational Agency complaint process provided to private school officials

Compliance Item DIA-2: The Local Educational Agency (LEA) shall make expenditures for educational
services and other benefits to eligible private school children equal to the proportion of funds allocated to
participating school attendance areas based on the number of children aged 5-17 from low-income families who
attend participating private schools using the allowable methods described in section 1120(c)(1).

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Finding(s)

The LEA should:

      provide evidence that it properly maintained a list of the participating private school students that
       includes the correct per-pupil allocation.
      provide evidence that properly documents the number and home school attendance areas of private
       school children.
      provide evidence that it maintained an appropriate list of eligible private school students per-pupil
       allocation of their home school attendance area.
      provide evidence that formal procedures are in place to calculate allocations to private schools serving
       eligible students from outside of the LEA.
      provide evidence that proper documentation is being maintained for all private schools electing not to
       participate in the Title I program.

Review Question(s)

      How did the LEA ensure expenditures for services to eligible private schools were equitable to the
       allocation of public schools?
      What did the LEA do with unexpended funds set-aside for the educational services?
      How many private school students were served?
      How did the LEA ensure the equitable amount generated to provide educational services and other
       benefits for participating private school students was allocated for services either on a school-by-school
       basis or through pooling?
      How does the LEA account for students that attend private schools in neighboring LEAs, but whose
       home attendance area is a participating public school within the boundaries of the LEA?
      How does the LEA account for students that attend private schools in the LEA, but whose home
       attendance area is in a neighboring LEA?
      How did the LEA identify children from low-income families residing in a Title I attendance area who
       are enrolled in private schools?

Documents to Support Compliance

      Detailed expenditure reports
      Purchase orders
      List of students and their corresponding public school attendance area
      List of students and their birthdates for age range
      Process and procedures for addressing students attending private schools in neighboring LEAs
      Process and procedures for students of neighboring LEAs attending private schools in the LEA

Compliance Item DIA-3: The Local Educational Agency (LEA) shall ensure that participating private school
students are provided equitable educational services and other benefits that are comparable to those services
provided for Title I public school students in a timely manner.

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Finding(s)

The LEA should:

      provide evidence that equitable educational services and other benefits are provided to participating
       private school students.
      provide evidence that equitable educational services and other benefits are provided to participating
       private school students in a timely manner.
      provide evidence that expenditures for educational services and other benefits to eligible private school
       students are equal to the proportion of funds allocated.

Review Question(s)

      How did the LEA ensure that educational services for eligible private school students were equal to the
       services provided to public school students?
      When did the Title I services begin?
      What was the frequency and duration of activities?
      How were equitable services determined for students?
      If the LEA reserved funds to implement instructional activities at the district level, how were the
       services for participating private schools students determined?
      Private School Level: Describe the services that are provided through Title I.
      Private School Level: How were those services determined?
      Private School Level: When did Title I services begin for participating students?

Documents to Support Compliance

      LEA budget/expenditure report reflecting allocations and expenditures for services to appropriate
       private schools
      Written evidence of Title I services provided to eligible private school students (e.g., agreements,
       contracts, etc.)
      Schedules of services provided (teacher schedules, paraprofessional schedules, third-party contractor
       schedules, etc.)
      Copy of one month's invoice and supporting documents (This documentation is required for all LEAs
       with contracts for services to private schools.)

Compliance Item DIA-4: The Local Educational Agency (LEA) shall ensure that Title I services provided to
private school students will be provided by an employee, individual, association, agency, or organization that is
independent of such private school and any religious organization. Such employment or contract shall be under
the control and supervision of the LEA.

Section 1120(d)(2)(B), P.L.107-110; 34 CFR, Part 200, Section 200.64(b)(3)(ii)(B)

Finding(s)

The LEA should:

      provide evidence that all Title I services provided to participating private school students were regularly
       supervised by the LEA.
      provide evidence that it maintained written procedures relating to the regular supervision of Title I
       services provided to participating private school students.

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      provide evidence that the third-party contractor regularly supervises services provided to participating
       private school students.
      provide evidence that individuals providing services to participating private school students are
       independent of the private school and any religious organization.
      provide evidence that any employee, individual, association, agency, organization, or contract that
       provides services to private school(s) shall be under the control and supervision of the LEA.
      provide evidence that the LEA maintained control of all aspects of the program administered by the
       third-party contractor.

Review Question(s)

      What was the LEA's process for supervising private school services?
      Are the services to private school children provided by the LEA or through contract by the LEA with an
       individual, association, agency or organization?
      How are providers of services to eligible private school students determined?
      How did the LEA ensure that services and benefits provided by entities were independent of the private
       schools?
      Private School Level: Who provides Title I services at your school? When are the services provided?
      Private School Level: What was the LEA's process for supervising private school services?
      Private School Level: Are the services to private school children provided by the LEA or through
       contract by the LEA with an individual, association, agency or organization?
      Private School Level: Are these individuals independent of the private school and/or of any religious
       organization?
      Private School Level: How are providers of services to eligible private school students determined?
      Private School Level: How did the LEA ensure that services and benefits provided by entities were
       independent of the private schools?

Documents to Support Compliance

      Contract for entity(ies) providing services, if applicable
      Schedule for delivery of services
      Evidence (i.e. emails, logs for onsite visits, observations, meeting agendas) that shows supervision of the
       entity providing services
      Listing of teachers and/or paraprofessionals providing services to private school students and their
       schedules
      Evidence that employees of the private school, if hired to provide Title I services to participating private
       school students, are providing services outside of private school contract hours

Compliance Item DIA-5: The Local Educational Agency (LEA) shall maintain ownership and administrative
control over funds and property purchased with funds under this part, such as materials, equipment, and
property, and shall ensure that such materials, equipment, and property are used only to serve eligible private
school students.

Section 1120(d)(1), P.L.107-110; 34 CFR, Part 200, Section 200.67

Fnding(s)

The LEA should:

      provide evidence that it developed written policies and procedures for maintaining ownership and
       administrative control of equipment purchased with Title I, Part A funds.
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      provide evidence that it provided guidance to private school officials regarding the proper controls of
       materials, equipment, and property purchased with Title I, Part A funds.
      provide evidence that the LEA has a process for ensuring that materials, equipment, and property are
       used only to serve eligible private school students.

Review Question(s)

      How did the LEA ensure that it maintained ownership and administrative control over funds and
       property purchased with Title I, Part A funds?
      What guidance/procedures has the LEA provided to private schools regarding materials/equipment, etc.?
      Private School Level: What guidance was provided to the private school regarding property purchased
       with Title I, Part A funds?
      Private School Level: How did the LEA keep track of Title I inventory?
      Private School Level: When were the property records reconciled?
      Private School Level: When a private school ceases to participate in the Title I program and no longer
       receives Title I, Part A funds, what was done with the materials, property, or equipment?

Documents to Support Compliance

      LEA property procedural guidelines/manual (with inclusion of private schools' acquisition/use of
       materials/equipment purchased with Title I, Part A funds/managing and disposing of inventory)
      LEA and school inventory records
      List of participating students and schedules of Title I services
      Location of all Title I property being used for equitable services
      Equipment use schedules and logs
      Inventory reconciliation reports

Compliance Item DIA-6: The Local Educational Agency (LEA) shall ensure that the educational services or
other benefits, including materials and equipment provided to eligible private school children, are secular,
neutral, and non-ideological.

Section 1120(a)(2),(d)(2), P.L.107-110; 34 CFR, Part 200, Section200.62(c)

Finding(s)

The LEA should:

      provide evidence that services provided to participating private school students are secular, neutral, and
       non-ideological.

Review Question(s)

      Who determined the services to be provided?
      How did the LEA ensure that services and materials were secular, neutral, and non-ideological?
      Who determined which curriculum was provided through Title I, Part A?

Documents to Support Compliance

      Contracts with third-party providers or employees of the LEA
      Review of lesson plans and samples of students' work

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Compliance Item DIA-7: The Local Educational Agency (LEA) shall maintain evidence that the services or
other benefits, including materials and equipment, provided to participating private school students are
supplementary to the instructional services required to be provided by the private school.

34 CFR, Part 200, Section 200.66

Finding(s)

The LEA should:

      provide evidence documenting private school(s)' required curriculum to ensure services provided with
       Title I funds are supplementary.
      provide evidence that the LEA/private school agreements clearly define the nature of services provided
       to eligible students.
      provide evidence that the services were provided at a time other than core instruction in the regular
       private school class.

Review Question(s)

      What data/indicators were used to determine the scope of services to be provided for eligible students?
      What types of services were provided to eligible students?
      How are decisions made regarding materials and equipment to be purchased with Title I, Part A funds?
      Private School Level: Describe the working relationship between the LEA Title I office and the school.
      Private School Level: What instructional delivery model was used to provide Title I services (e.g., pull-
       out)?
      Private School Level: How did the school ensure that participating students did not miss regular
       instruction or other learning opportunities, such as Physical Education and Art?
      Private School Level: When and where did Title I services take place?
      Private School Level: How are decisions made regarding materials and equipment to be purchased in
       support of the Title I, Part A programs?

Documents to Support Compliance

      Agreement(s) between the LEA and private school officials regarding the nature of services to be
       provided to participating students
      Documentation of private school regular and/or required curriculum for all private school students
      Documentation of supplementary services being provided to eligible private school students
      Evidence of students' and/or teachers' schedules to verify that services being provided to participating
       private school students are supplementary to the instructional services required by the private school
      Evidence of students' and/or teachers' schedules to verify that services are not provided to participating
       private school students during core instruction

Compliance Item DIA-8: The Local Educational Agency (LEA) shall ensure that teachers and parents of
participating private school students are provided services and activities developed pursuant to sections 1118
and 1119 on an equitable basis.

Section 1120(a)(1), P.L. 107-110; 34 CFR, Part 200,); 200.65(a)(1-2)

Finding(s)

The LEA should:
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      provide evidence that it correctly allocated and expended the amounts for equitable services for parents
       and/or teachers of participating private school students.
      provide evidence that teachers of participating private school students were provided equitable
       professional development opportunities pursuant to section 1119.
      provide evidence that professional development was designed and delivered to meet the specific
       academic needs of participating private school students.
      provide evidence that parental involvement activities were designed and delivered to meet the specific
       academic needs of participating private school students.
      provide evidence that parents of participating private school students received equitable parental
       involvement services pursuant to section 1118.

Review Question(s)

      How were parental involvement activities determined?
      What types of parental involvement activities were provided and to whom?
      How did the LEA determine the professional development activities needed for teachers of participating
       private school students?
      How were teachers of participating private school students notified of professional development
       activities?
      Private School Level: What types of parental involvement activities were provided? How were these
       determined?
      Private School Level: What professional development have teachers received? How were these
       activities determined?
      Private School Level: Who participated in parental involvement and professional development
       activities?

Documents to Support Compliance

      Evidence that the LEA allocated and expended funds to provide parental involvement and professional
       development activities
      Evidence of activities provided for parents of private school students receiving Title I services (e.g.,
       activities, roster of attendees, dated agenda/minutes)
      List of private school students from participating private schools (randomly selected by the FDOE)
       receiving Title I services
      Evidence of private school teachers' participation in professional development/meetings (e.g., rosters of
       attendees, dated agendas/minutes etc.)

Compliance Item DIA-9: If the Local Educational Agency (LEA) has awarded a third-party contract to
provide Title I services to private school participants, then the LEA shall ensure that the contract's written
narrative includes technical descriptions of the services with sufficient detail to enable the LEA to determine
that the Title I, Part A statutory and regulatory requirements will be met.

Sections 9306(a)(1)(2); 1120(a)(3), P.L.107-110

Finding(s)

The LEA should:

      provide evidence that any third-party contract awarded to provide Title I services to private school
       participants includes in the written narrative technical descriptions of how the Title I statutory and
       regulatory requirements will be met.
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      provide evidence that the LEA regularly monitors the third-party contractor providing services to
       participating private school students.
      provide evidence that the LEA maintained control of all aspects of the program administered by the
       third-party contractor.
      provide evidence that any third-party contractual agreement awarded to provide Title I services to
       private school participants includes in the written narrative technical descriptions of how the Title I
       statutory and regulatory requirements will be met.
      provide evidence that, if applicable, the contractual agreement includes language allowing the third-
       party contractor to conduct consultation activities for the LEA.
      provide evidence that the specific vendor(s) are identified in contractual agreement.
      provide evidence that the contractual agreement contains clear and specific deliverables or services the
       vendor will deliver.
      provide evidence that the contractual agreement includes specification of the services and to whom
       specific services will be delivered.
      provide evidence that the contractual agreement includes the method of delivery of services.
      provide evidence that the contractual agreement includes when and how often services will occur.
      provide evidence that the contractual agreement identifies how students' progress will be measured.
      provide evidence that the contractual agreement identifies how the third-party contractor will regularly
       inform the LEA about each student's progress.
      provide evidence that the contractual agreement specifies the professional development activities that
       will be provided to parents of participating children, if applicable.
      provide evidence that the contractual agreement specifies the professional development activities that
       will be provided to teachers of participating children, if applicable.
      provide evidence that the contractual agreement specifies the parental involvement activities that will be
       provided to parents of participating children, if applicable.
      provide evidence that the contractual agreement includes due dates of deliverables.
      provide evidence that the contractual agreement contains provisions for payments to vendor.
      provide evidence that the contractual agreement contains provisions for termination.
      provide evidence that the contractual agreement is dated by all parties.
      provide evidence that the contractual agreement is signed by all parties.
      provide evidence that the contractual agreement includes separate breakdown for each area of services
       provided (i.e., instruction services, professional development services, and/or implementation of
       parental involvement activities).
      provide evidence that the LEA regularly supervises the third-party contractor providing services to
       participating private school students.
      provide evidence that the LEA maintained control of all aspects of the program administered by the
       third-party contractor.
      provide evidence that the third-party contractor regularly supervises services provided to participating
       private school students.

Review Question(s)

      How did the LEA determine that a third-party contractor was needed to render the Title I services?
      What specific services were provided by the third-party contractor?
      Private School Level: How did the LEA determine that a third-party contractor would render the Title I
       services in the private school?
      Private School Level: What specific services were provided by the third-party contractor in the private
       school?



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Documents to Support Compliance

      Signed LEA-developed third-party contracts (This documentation is required for all LEAs with
       contracts for services to private schools.)
      Evaluation sheets, attendance logs, and any other documentation showing oversight of program
       implementation

Compliance Item DIA-10: If the Local Educational Agency (LEA) employs paraprofessionals to provide
direct Title I instructional services to private school participants, the LEA shall ensure these paraprofessionals:

      meet the definition of a highly qualified paraprofessional; and
      work under the direct supervision and in close and frequent physical proximity to a highly qualified
       public school teacher.

Section 1119 (g)(2)(G),(g)(3)(A), P.L.107-110; 34 CFR, Part 200, Section 200.59(c)

Finding(s)

The LEA should:

      provide evidence that all paraprofessionals, employed to provide direct Title I instructional services to
       participating private school students, provide such services under the direct supervision of a highly
       qualified public school teacher.
      provide evidence that the supervision provided by instructional paraprofessionals is in close and
       frequent physical proximity of highly qualified public school teachers.
      provide evidence that all paraprofessionals employed to provide Title I instructional services to
       participating private school students are highly qualified.

Review Question(s)

      Did the LEA hire paraprofessionals to provide Title I services to private school students? If yes, can the
       LEA provide evidence that each paraprofessional is highly qualified?
      How did the LEA ensure that a paraprofessional, hired by the LEA to deliver services at private schools,
       was under the proper supervision of a highly qualified public school teacher?
      How did paraprofessional(s) who provided direct instructional services to private school participants
       communicate with their supervising public school teacher?
      How did the LEA determine that a paraprofessional would provide direct instructional services?

Documents to Support Compliance

      Evidence of collaboration between highly qualified public school teacher(s) and paraprofessional(s)
       hired to provide services to participating private school students
      Written position description showing the responsibilities of the paraprofessional and the name of the
       public school position that directly supervises the paraprofessional
      Lesson plans designed by the supervising teacher with directions for the paraprofessional
      A list showing the names and credentials of all paraprofessionals hired to provide Title I, Part A services
       at private schools
      A list showing where private school paraprofessionals are assigned



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Compliance Item DIA-11: If the Local Educational Agency (LEA) hires teachers to provide Title I services to
private school students, the LEA shall ensure the teachers are highly qualified.

Sections 1119(a)(2),(c)(1); 9101(23)(A)(i), P.L.107-110; 34 CFR, Part 200, Section 200.55(a)(2)(iii)

Finding(s)

The LEA should:

      provide evidence that teachers hired to provide instructional services to participating private school
       students are highly qualified.

Review Question(s)

      Did the LEA hire teachers to provide Title I services to private school students? If yes, can the LEA
       provide evidence that each teacher is highly qualified?

Documents to Support Compliance

      A list showing the names and credentials of all teachers hired to provide Title I, Part A services at
       private schools
      A list showing where private school teachers are assigned

Compliance Item DIA-12: The Local Educational Agency (LEA), in consultation with private school officials,
shall establish multiple, educationally related, objective criteria to identify private school students for Title I
services.

Section 1115(b), P.L.107-110; 34 CFR, Part 200, Section 200.62(b)(1)(ii)

Finding(s)

The LEA should:

      provide evidence that the multiple, educationally related, objective criteria for identifying private
       schools students for Title I services was developed in consultation with private school officials.
      provide evidence that the private school students being served are selected on the basis of the multiple,
       educationally related, objective criteria established.
      provide evidence that private school students being served are from the list that the private school
       provided as being eligible students.

Review Question(s)

      How are private school students selected to receive Title I services?
      What criteria were used?
      How do students exit the program?
      Private School Level: How did the LEA assist the school in selecting which private school students
       receive Title I services?
      Private School Level: What are the criteria that were used?
      Private School Level: When are these criteria applied?


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Documents to Support Compliance

      Dated agenda and meeting minutes that show the LEA collaborated with private schools regarding
       multiple, educationally related, objective criteria to identify private school students for Title I services
      Written description of the final multiple, educationally related, objective criteria selected to identify
       private school students for Title I services and the timeline for applying each selected criteria
      List of participating students and their eligibility criteria
      Student progress monitoring data
      Student exit criteria

Compliance Item DIA-13: After the Local Educational Agency (LEA) consults with private school officials
regarding the design of the program, the LEA shall make the final decision regarding what services meet the
needs of the private school participants. The LEA may not delegate this final decision to the private school.

Sections 1120(b)(1)(B),(G), P.L.107-110; 34 CFR, Part 200, Section 200.63

Finding(s)

The LEA should:

      provide evidence that it makes the final decision of the design of the program, after consultation with
       private school officials, regarding what services will be used to meet the needs of the private school
       participants.

Review Question(s)

      How did the LEA use the results of the consultation with private school officials to reach the final
       decision on what services would be delivered?
      How frequently did the LEA conduct onsite visits to the private schools?
      What procedures were in place to ensure the LEA maintains control over the Title I program
       implemented at the private schools program?
      How does the LEA monitor programs being implemented?
      Private School Level: How were changes to individual student's progress made? (i.e., who decided if
       and when services for a student are changed or ceased?)

Documents to Support Compliance

      Written evidence that the LEA used the results of the consultation with the private school officials to
       reach a final decision on what services would be delivered, such as agendas and minutes for decision-
       making meetings
      Written description of monitoring and other procedures the LEA uses to maintain control over the Title I
       program at private schools (as determined during consultation)
      Evidence that the LEA made the final decision on participating progress

Compliance Item FIA-1: The Local Educational Agency (LEA) shall provide technical assistance, including
data analysis from assessments and other student work, to schools in need of improvement, in corrective action,
or in restructuring status. The LEA shall also provide assistance in identifying and implementing professional
development and instructional strategies that address the needs of the school and assist schools in analyzing and
revising their budgets so that resources are used more effectively.

Sections 1116(b)(4)(A-C); 1116(b)(7)(C)(ii), P.L.107-110; 34 CFR, Part 200, Section 200.40
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Finding(s)

The LEA should:

      provide evidence that it provided technical assistance to school(s) on instructional strategies that address
       the needs of the school.
      provide evidence that it provided technical assistance to all schools identified as in need of
       improvement, in corrective action, or in restructuring.
      provide evidence that it provided technical assistance to school(s) designated as in need of improvement.
      provide evidence that it provided technical assistance to school(s) in corrective action.
      provide evidence that it provided technical assistance to school(s) in restructuring.
      provide evidence that it assisted schools in analyzing and revising their budgets.
      provide evidence that it provided technical assistance to school(s) on identifying and implementing
       professional development that address the needs of the school.
      provide evidence that it provided technical assistance to schools on data analysis from assessments and
       other student work.

Review Question(s)

      Describe the technical assistance that the LEA has provided to schools designated as in need of
       improvement, in corrective action, or in restructuring status.
      How often was technical assistance provided?
      How did the LEA provide the technical assistance?
      School Level: Describe the technical assistance that the LEA provided to the school regarding the
       development and implementation of your school improvement, corrective action, or restructuring plan.
      School Level: How well did this technical assistance meet the needs of the school?
      School Level: How did the LEA assist the school in analyzing and revising the school's budget to use
       resources more effectively?

Documents to Support Compliance

      Documentation of LEA technical assistance efforts, including assistance in data analysis, identifying and
       implementing professional development, and analyzing and revising the school's budget (e.g., technical
       assistance session agendas/minutes, emails, written guidance, etc.)
      Agreements/Contracts with outside entities that provided technical assistance to schools in need of
       improvement, in corrective action, and/or in restructuring
      Meeting minutes and agendas

Compliance Item FIA-2: The Local Educational Agency (LEA) shall establish a peer-review process to assist
with the review and revision of school improvement plans.

Section 1116(b)(3)(E)(i), P.L.107-110; 34 CFR, Part 200, Section 200.41(d)(1)(i)

Finding(s)

The LEA should:

      provide appropriate evidence of an established peer-review process for reviewing school improvement
       plans.
      provide evidence of the implementation of the peer-review process established for reviewing school
       improvement plans.
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Review Question(s)

      Describe the peer-review process of school improvement plans.
      How are peer-reviewers selected?
      How has the peer-review process helped to improve school improvement plans?
      School Level: Describe the peer-review process of school improvement plans.
      School Level: How has the peer-review process helped to improve school improvement plans?

Documents to Support Compliance

      Documentation of the LEA peer-review process
      List of peer-review committee members
      Checklist or Review Rubric of the school improvement plans completed by committee review members
      Evidence that the LEA conducts peer-reviews of school improvement plans (e.g., committee meeting
       agendas/minutes, etc.)
      Evidence that the school improvement plans were revised, as necessary, based on peer-review (e.g.,
       committee meeting agendas/minutes, etc.)

Compliance Item FIA-3: Any Local Educational Agency (LEA) that receives funds under section 1003 shall
implement activities as described in the approved 1003(a) application.

Section 1003(b)(1),(g)(1), P.L.107-110

Finding(s)

The LEA should:

      provide evidence that the funds received under section 1003 were used to implement activities related to
       the approved 1003(a) application.

Review Question(s)

      Describe the activities the LEA implemented using 1003(a) funds.
      Describe the support provided to schools in implementing the 1003(a) project.
      School Level: Describe the activities the school implemented using 1003(a) funds.

Documents to Support Compliance

      Written evidence that strategies were implemented (e.g., agenda, minutes, sign-in sheets for professional
       development meetings)
      Expenditure reports
      Evidence that schools being served are those identified in the approved 1003 grant(s) and amendments




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Compliance Item GIA-1: The Local Educational Agency (LEA) shall ensure that the comprehensive
schoolwide program plans are available to the school staff, parents, and the public in an understandable and
uniform format and, to the extent practicable, in a language that parents can understand. If the schoolwide
program plan under section 1114(b)(2) is not satisfactory to the parents of participating children, the LEA shall
ensure that the school submits any parent comments on the plan when the school makes the plan available to the
LEA.

Sections 1114(b)(2)(B)(iv); 1118(c)(5), P.L.107-110; 34 CFR, Part 200, Section 200.27(c)(1)

Finding(s)

The LEA should:

      provide evidence that it notified school staff regarding the comprehensive schoolwide program plan for
       their school and its location for review.
      provide evidence that it notified parents regarding the comprehensive schoolwide program plan for their
       school and its location for review.
      provide evidence that it notified the public regarding comprehensive schoolwide program plans and their
       locations for review.
      provide evidence that notification was in an understandable and uniform format.
      provide evidence that it provided the notification, to the extent practicable, in a language other than
       English.
      provide evidence that parents were notified of the opportunity to submit comments on the
       comprehensive schoolwide plan before it was made available to the LEA.

Review Question(s)

      Describe how schoolwide program plans were disseminated.
      Did the parents provide any feedback regarding the schoolwide program plan? If so, how were their
       comments addressed?
      How did the LEA determine in which languages to translate the plans?

Documents to Support Compliance

      LEA notifications, provided in a format/language that parents can understand, informing school staff,
       parents, and the public regarding the comprehensive schoolwide program plan and where such plan is
       located
      Evidence the LEA allowed for input from parents and, if input was provided, how that input was used

Compliance Item GIA-2: Upon receipt from the Florida Department of Education (FDOE), the Local
Educational Agency (LEA) shall promptly provide to the parents of each student enrolled in a school served by
an LEA identified for improvement with the results of the state's review of schools receiving assistance under
Title I in a format and, to the extent practicable, in a language the parents can understand. If the LEA is
identified for improvement, the LEA shall also provide the reasons for that identification and how parents can
participate in upgrading the quality of the LEA.

Sections 1116(c)(6) and 1116(c)(10)(E); P.L.107-110; 34 CFR, Part 200, Section 200.38(a)




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Finding(s)

The LEA should:

      provide evidence that parents were notified, in a format and, to the extent practicable, in a language the
       parents can understand, that the agency has been identified for improvement.
      provide evidence that parents were notified, in a format and, to the extent practicable, in a language the
       parents can understand, of the reasons the LEA was identified for improvement.
      provide evidence that parents were notified, in a format and, to the extent practicable, in a language the
       parents can understand, as to how the parents can participate in upgrading the quality of the LEA.
      provide evidence that the notifications were disseminated in a timely manner.
      provide evidence that the notifications included a description of any corrective actions taken by the
       FDOE to improve the academic progress of the LEA.

Review Question(s)

      What methods were used to disseminate notifications to parents regarding the LEA's annual yearly
       progress (AYP) status?
      If other than English, in what other languages were notifications provided?

Documents to Support Compliance

      LEA notifications, signed, dated, and provided in a format/language that parents can understand,
       informing school staff, parents, and the public regarding the LEA's improvement status (This
       documentation is required for all LEAs.)
      LEA Verification of Parent Notification of District in Need of Improvement (DINI) or Corrective Action
       (CA) Status for 2010-2011 School Year (This documentation is required for all LEAs.)

Compliance Item HIA-1: The Local Educational Agency (LEA) shall disseminate the required information
contained in the annual report card(s) to all schools served by the LEA and all parents of students attending
those schools in a format and, to the extent practicable, in a language that parents can understand. The LEA
shall make the information contained in the annual report card(s) widely available for the community.

Section 1111(h)(2)(B) and (E), P.L.107-110

Finding(s)

The LEA should:

      provide evidence of disseminating the required information contained in the annual report card(s) to all
       schools served by the LEA.
      provide evidence of disseminating the required information contained in the annual report card(s) to all
       parents.
      provide evidence that the information contained in the annual report card(s) was in an understandable
       format.
      provide evidence that the information contained in the annual report card(s) was in a language, to the
       extent practicable, other than English.
      provide evidence that information contained in the annual report card(s) was disseminated in a timely
       manner.
      provide evidence that information contained in the annual report card(s) was made available to the
       community.
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      provide evidence that the notification included information on how to access the entire annual report
       card.

Review Question(s)

      When were the annual LEA report card(s) disseminated?
      What methods were used to disseminate the report card(s)?
      How were the annual LEA report card(s) made available to the community?
      School Level: Have you received a copy of the annual LEA report card(s)? If yes, when did you receive
       it?
      School Level: Do you know what information was provided in the annual report card(s)?

Documents to Support Compliance

      Copy of annual report card disseminated to schools, parents, and the community
      Evidence of the dissemination of annual LEA report card(s) to all schools and parents (e.g., SPAR,
       annual yearly progress, School Grades, etc.) [Note: The Internet alone is not a sufficient means for
       disseminating State and LEA report cards.]
      Evidence that information contained in the annual LEA report card(s) was made available to the
       community through public means (i.e., posting on the Internet, distribution to the media, distribution
       through public agencies, public libraries, etc.)

Compliance Item IIA-1: The Local Educational Agency (LEA) shall:

      identify all school attendance areas and schools within the LEA based on a consistent measure of
       poverty;
      develop a list showing the total number of children aged 5-17 in each attendance area and the number of
       children in poverty within each attendance area; and
      determine the rank order for each attendance area according to the percentage of children in poverty.

Section 1113(a)(2)(3), P.L.107-110; 34 CFR, Part 200, Section 200.78(a)(I)

Finding(s)

The LEA should:

      provide evidence that all schools, without regard to grade span, exceeding 75 percent poverty are funded
       under this part with other equivalent state or local funds.
      provide evidence showing that schools being skipped meet the requirements under section
       1113(b)(1)(D).
      provide sufficient evidence showing that skipped schools are allotted state and local funds that meet or
       exceed funding under this part.
      provide evidence that schools with a higher percentage of poverty are allocated a higher per-pupil
       amount than schools with a lower percentage of poverty.
      provide evidence that when schools below 75 percent are served using grade span grouping, a greater
       per-pupil allocation is not being provided to schools within the grade-span than to schools above 75
       percent poverty.
      provide evidence showing an accurate listing of the total number of children in each attendance
       area/school along with a listing of the number of children in poverty within each attendance area/school.
      provide evidence that allocations to schools were based on the rank and order of each attendance
       area/school according to the percentage of children in poverty.
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      provide evidence verifying that required procedures were followed for identifying eligible attendance
       areas and schools by using total student population along with the number of children in poverty to
       determine poverty percentage for each attendance area and school.
      provide evidence of the correct identification of the total number of students in poverty to determine
       poverty percentages.
      provide evidence that all school attendance areas and schools are served in rank order of poverty.
      provide evidence that the same poverty measure is used to rank all schools to determine eligibility.
      provide evidence that the development of a list showing the total student population in each area is
       accurate.
      provide evidence of its written methodology for excluding students younger than 5 or older than 17
       when determining eligible public school attendance areas.

Review Question(s)

      What ranking method did the LEA use to determine school eligibility for Title I, Part A funds?
      What data sources did the LEA use, if any, to determine middle and high school eligibility?
      How did the LEA verify student counts at each eligible school?
      How did the LEA ensure that children aged younger than 5 and older than 17 were not included in the
       poverty count when determining eligibility?
      Who was responsible for maintaining verified poverty determination?
      What methodology was used when determining poverty counts in public school attendance areas?
      What funding source(s) for skipped schools provided the necessary amount to meet the requirements of
       section 1113(b)(1)(D)(ii)?
      What supplementary Title I-like activities were implemented with the funds used to meet the
       requirements of section 1113(b)(1)(C) for skipped schools?

Documents to Support Compliance

      Free- and Reduced-Priced Lunch (FRPL) applications (examples)
      LEA written methodology for excluding children younger than 5 and older than 17 in poverty count
       when determining eligibility
      FRPL list from schools randomly selected by FDOE (or, if alternative poverty measure is used,
       appropriate documentation) that includes the birthdates of students in poverty
      Budgets of schools being skipped showing all fund sources provided to the school (Fund sources that are
       Title I-like must be indicated on the report.)
      Budgets/allocations for all Title I schools

Compliance Item IIA-2: The Local Educational Agency (LEA) shall ensure that each school implementing a
targeted assistance program:

      identifies all eligible students within the school, including migrant, neglected, delinquent, and homeless
       children and those children who participated in Head Start, Even Start, Early Reading First;
      ranks eligible students based on multiple, educationally related, objective criteria; and
      utilizes a selection process to ensure that the most academically needy students are served first.

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Finding(s)

The LEA should:

      provide evidence that each school implementing a targeted assistance program established a written
       selection process for identifying eligible students.
      provide evidence that only eligible students were provided services under the targeted assistance
       program.
      provide evidence that each school implementing a targeted assistance program has ensured the
       identification process includes procedures for identifying students who are migrant, neglected,
       delinquent, and/or homeless.

Review Question(s)

      What technical assistance/guidance has the LEA provided to schools regarding student selection in
       targeted assistance schools?
      What criteria were used for student identification and placement?
      What types of instructional support services were provided to identified students?
      Describe the LEA's process for ensuring that only eligible students are served in the targeted assistance
       program.
      What were the processes for determining students who were served first?
      How did the LEA ensure that students identified as migrant, homeless, neglected, or delinquent, or those
       that participated in Even Start, etc., were eligible for services?
      School Level: How did the school identify which students were eligible to participate in the Title I
       program? How did the school determine whom to serve first?
      School Level: What types of instructional support services were identified students provided?
      School Level: What technical assistance have you received regarding the identification of students for
       Title I services?

Documents to Support Compliance

      List of students being served in the targeted assistance program
      Schedules or logs demonstrating the services provided and the students who received them
      Guidance to targeted assistance schools in identifying eligible children most in need of services under
       Title I, Part A (e.g., emails, written guidance, agendas/minutes, etc.)
      Multiple criteria/student selection instruments for identification of eligible students and the process for
       selection of students most in need of service if not provided in the Title I, Part A Application
      Comparison of the students' assessment results for those students selected for Title I, Part A services
       with all students in the school
      Methodology the LEA uses to rank students to serve and evidence that the process was followed

Compliance Item IIA-3: The Local Educational Agency (LEA) shall ensure that each school operating a
schoolwide program was at or above 40 percent poverty on the date certain established for eligibility
determination.

Section 1114(a)(1), P.L.107-110; 34 CFR, Part 200, Section 200.25(b)(1)(ii)




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Finding(s)

The LEA should:

      provide evidence that schools operating schoolwide programs met the poverty threshold on the date
       certain.
      provide evidence that a school served under 1113(b)(1)(C), or the grandfathering provision, was served
       for only one additional fiscal year.
      provide evidence that a uniform date certain for eligibility determination is used.
      provide evidence that schools operating schoolwide programs and are currently below the 40 percent
       poverty threshold meet or exceed the required poverty threshold at the time schoolwide eligibility was
       determined.

Review Question(s)

      What methodology was used in determining eligibility for schoolwide programs?
      When was eligibility determined?
      How did the LEA determine when to continue serving schools under the provision stated in section
       1113(b)(1)(C), also known as the "grandfathering" provision?

Documents to Support Compliance

      Summary of schools' (randomly selected by the FDOE) Free- and Reduced-Priced Lunch (FRPL) list to
       verify that the percentage on date certain qualifies the school as indicated on the Public School
       Eligibility Survey
      Written policies and procedures for "grandfathering"




Compliance Item IIA-4: The Local Educational Agency (LEA) shall serve only schools determined to be
eligible for funding.

Section 1113(a)(1), P.L.107-110

Finding(s)

The LEA should:

      provide evidence that only schools determined to be eligible for Title I funding are being served.

Review Question(s)

      How did the LEA allocate and manage Title I, Part A funds?
      What measures are in place to prevent an ineligible school from receiving Title I, Part A funds?




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Documents to Support Compliance

      Non-Title I Schools Cost Center Budget/LEA level expenditure detail report that is generated by the
       Finance Office and includes the following, at a minimum: name of school, school number, fund source
       numbers, allocations, and expenditures
      Purchase Orders (for non-Title I schools randomly selected by the FDOE)
      Process/Procedure for oversight of Title I expenditures

Compliance Item IIA-5: The Local Educational Agency (LEA) shall maintain appropriate control over all
property purchased with Title I, Part A funds.

EDGAR, Section 80.32(c)

Finding(s)

The LEA should:

      provide evidence that it maintains appropriate control over all property purchased with Title I funds at
       the LEA level.
      provide evidence that it maintains appropriate control over all property purchased with Title I funds at
       the school level.

Review Question(s)

      How did the LEA keep track of Title I inventory?
      When were the property records reconciled?
      When a Title I school no longer needed equipment, or the school no longer received Title I, Part A
       funds, what was done with the property?
      School Level: How did the school keep track of Title I inventory?
      School Level: When were school property records reconciled?

Documents to Support Compliance

      LEA and school property inventories with real location of property
      Policies and procedures for managing and disposing of inventory
      LEA's reconciliation reports for FDOE selected Title I schools

Compliance Item IIA-6: The Local Educational Agency (LEA) shall use federal funds (Title I, Part A) deemed
reasonable and necessary for proper and efficient performance and administration of the Title I, Part A program.
Title I, Part A funds may only be used to supplement and not supplant non-federal funds used for the education
of participating children.

Section 1120A(b), P.L.107-110




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Finding(s)

The LEA should:

      provide evidence that it establishes procedures (based on state and federal guidelines) for ensuring that
       the use of Title I funds supplement and do not supplant non-federal funds used for the education of
       participating children.
      provide evidence that the LEA did not use funds to provide services that are required under federal,
       state, or local law.
      provide evidence that the LEA did not use Title I funds to provide a service that was funded with non-
       federal funds in prior years.
      provide evidence that the LEA did not use Title I funds to provide a service for children participating in
       a Title I program that the LEA provided with non-federal funds to children not participating in Title I.
      provide evidence that the LEA expended Title I funds for necessary and reasonable activities in
       accordance with the approved project application.

Review Question(s)

      How did the LEA ensure that Title I, Part A funds supplement non-federal funds?
      What services are provided to both Title I and non-Title I students in the LEA?
      How are the services that are provided to non-Title I students funded?

Documents to Support Compliance

      LEA approved budget and records of expenditures of Title I, Part A funds at the LEA level
      Record of targeted assistance program expenditures that verify funds have been used to meet the
       statutory requirements for such program
      List of activities mandated by the LEA that are above and beyond the activities mandated by the state
      Record of schoolwide expenditures that verify funds have been used to meet the statutory requirements
       for such program
      Copy of the LEA staffing allocation plan for the current year and previous year

Compliance Item IIA-7: The Local Educational Agency (LEA) shall comply with procedures for meeting the
comparability requirements as outlined in section 1120A(c) of Public Law 107-110.

Section 1120A(c), P.L.107-110

Finding(s)

The LEA should:

      provide evidence that all schools are included in the comparability calculations.
      provide evidence that written procedures have been implemented when conducting comparability
       calculations.
      provide evidence that all Title I schools in the LEA are comparable with non-Title I schools.
      provide evidence that the appropriate resources necessary to make a Title I school comparable were
       provided.

Review Question(s)

      Describe the procedures for conducting comparability calculations.
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Documents to Support Compliance

      Staffing allocation policies
      Curriculum materials and instructional supplies allocation policy
      LEA-wide salary schedule
      Source documentation for comparability calculations based on method used to determine comparability
      Assurances method requires evidence that the LEA followed its staffing allocation, salary schedule, and
       curriculum materials and instructional supplies policies for all schools
      Pupil-Teacher Ratio requires evidence that on date certain, the ratio of instructional staff (as defined by
       the LEA in their comparability written procedures) to students was provided to each school
      Curriculum materials and instructional supplies requires evidence that on date certain, the amount of
       curriculum materials and instructional supplies allocation was provided to each school
      Evidence of allocations to make non-comparable schools comparable




Compliance Item IIA-8: The Local Educational Agency (LEA) shall reserve and expend funds as necessary to
provide services comparable to those provided to children and youth in Title I schools to serve:

      homeless children and youth who do not attend participating schools, including providing educationally
       related support services to children and youth in shelters and other locations where they may live;
      children and youth in local institutions for the neglected; and
      if appropriate, children and youth in local institutions for delinquent children and youth and neglected or
       delinquent children and youth in community day school programs.

Section 1113(c)(3)(A-C), P.L.107-110; 34 CFR, Part 200, Section 200.77(a)

Finding(s)

The LEA should:

      provide evidence that funds are reserved for providing comparable services to homeless children and
       youth who do not attend participating schools, including providing educationally related support
       services to children and youth in shelters and other locations where they may live.
      provide evidence that funds are reserved for providing comparable services to neglected and delinquent
       children and youth in community day school programs, as appropriate.
      provide evidence that Title I funds are used to provide appropriate services to targeted populations as
       necessary.
      provide evidence that it has a formal process for identifying homeless students attending non-Title I
       schools.
      provide evidence that it has a formal process for identifying neglected or delinquent students attending
       non-Title I schools.
      provide evidence that it has a formal process for identifying neglected and delinquent children and youth
       in community day school programs, as appropriate.
      provide evidence that it has a formal process for identifying the needs of homeless students attending
       non-Title I schools.
      provide evidence that it has a formal process for identifying the needs of neglected or delinquent
       students attending non-Title I schools.
      provide evidence that it has a formal process for identifying the needs of neglected and delinquent
       children and youth in community day school programs, as appropriate.
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      provide evidence that funds are only expended for eligible students attending non-Title I schools.
      provide evidence that funds are only expended for allowable activities.

Review Question(s)

      What services were provided to homeless children and youth under Title I, Part A whether or not they
       lived in a Title I school attendance area or met other eligibility requirements?
      What services were provided to neglected and delinquent children and youth under Title I, Part A
       whether or not they lived in a Title I school attendance area or met other eligibility requirements?
      How did the LEA identify the problems and needs of homeless children and youth?
      How did the schools identify the problems and needs of neglected and delinquent children and youth?
      What methodology was used to determine the amount of funds reserved (set aside) to provide services to
       students identified as homeless and/or neglected and delinquent?

Documents to Support Compliance

      LEA budget/expenditure report
      Written procedures or documentation/records of planning meetings for determining the Title I, Part A
       reservation of funds for homeless, neglected, and delinquent children and youth
      Agenda, minutes of collaboration between Title I Office and office responsible for homeless education
      List of K-12 homeless, neglected, and delinquent students receiving Title I services including a
       description of services provided

Compliance Item IIA-9: Any Local Educational Agency (LEA) that receives funds under section 1003(a) shall
serve only Title I schools identified as in need of improvement, in corrective action, or in restructuring.

Section 1003(b)(1) P.L.107-110

Finding(s)

The LEA should:

      provide evidence that funds received under section 1003(a) are being used to serve Title I schools
       identified as in need of improvement.
      provide evidence that funds received under section 1003(a) are being used to serve Title I schools
       identified as in corrective action.
      provide evidence that funds received under section 1003(a) are being used to serve Title I schools
       identified as in restructuring.
      provide evidence that the LEA implemented activities according to the approved project application.

Review Question(s)

      How do you allocate and manage 1003(a) funds?
      How do you determine which schools received 1003(a) funds?

Documents to Support Compliance

      Expenditure reports for eligible and non-eligible schools under section 1003(a)
      Evidence that the activities in the approved project application have been implemented


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Compliance Item IIA-10: The Local Educational Agency (LEA) shall comply with all American Recovery and
Reinvestment Act (ARRA) provisions and reporting requirements. The LEA shall also ensure all funds under
the ARRA are used for authorized purposes and instances of fraud, waste, and abuse are prevented.

Section 1512, P.L.111-5

Finding(s)

The LEA should:

      provide evidence that LEA complied with all ARRA provisions and reporting requirements.
      provide evidence that LEA ensured all funds received under ARRA were used for authorized purposes.
      provide evidence that LEA has procedures in places to prevent fraud, waste, and abuse of ARRA funds.

Review Question(s)

      How did the LEA determine the activities to be supported with ARRA funds?
      How does the LEA ensure transparency and prevent fraud, waste, and abuse of ARRA funds?

Documents to Support Compliance

      Expenditure reports for the LEA and Title I schools allocated ARRA funds
      Evidence that the saved positions would have been eliminated in the absence of ARRA funds

Compliance Item JIA-1: The Local Educational Agency (LEA) shall ensure that each school implementing a
Title I program devotes sufficient resources to effectively carry out high quality and ongoing professional
development for teachers, principals, and paraprofessionals in accordance with section 1119 and, if appropriate,
pupil services personnel, parents, and other staff to enable all students in the school to meet the state's academic
achievement standards.

Sections 1114(a)(4)(D); 1115(e)(3), P.L.107-110

Finding(s)

The LEA should:

      provide evidence that each Title I school devotes sufficient resources to provide high quality
       professional development to all appropriate staff and parents.
      provide evidence that all Title I schools provide professional development as defined in section
       9101(34).
      provide evidence of how professional development needs are determined.

Review Question(s)

      How did the LEA ensure the needs of instructional staff assigned Title I students in targeted assistance
       programs were provided professional development to assist those students in meeting the state academic
       assessment standards?
      How did the schools determine what professional development was needed?
      How did the LEA ensure that the professional development activities were high quality?


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      How did the LEA ensure that sufficient resources were available for carrying out professional
       development activities at schools?

Documents to Support Compliance

      LEA Professional Development Plan
      Professional Development Plans for Title I schools randomly selected by the FDOE
      Budget/expenditure reports for Title I schools randomly selected by the FDOE
      Documentation of professional development provided in relation to the needs assessment, reform
       strategies, and instructional programs/practices (e.g., list/calendar of professional development offered,
       list of participants, etc.)

Compliance Item JIA-2: The Local Educational Agency (LEA) shall reserve not less than 10 percent of its
total allocation under this part, if in need of improvement, and shall commit to spending those funds to address
the professional development needs of the instructional staff serving schools that caused the LEA to be
identified.

Section 1116(c)(7)(A)(iii), P.L.107-110

Finding(s)

The LEA should:

      provide evidence of the reservation of the required 10 percent for professional development if the LEA
       is identified as in need of improvement.
      provide evidence of the expenditure of or the commitment to expend the 10 percent by the end of the
       school year for professional development.
      provide evidence that the reserved 10 percent for professional development is used to provide
       professional development addressing the needs that caused the LEA to be identified as in need of
       improvement.

Review Question(s)

      Describe the professional development activities the LEA provided with the set-aside. How did these
       activities address the academic achievement needs of the LEA?
      How did the LEA determine what type of professional development would be provided with the set-
       aside?

Documents to Support Compliance

      LEA Title I budget/expenditure report
      Title I schools budget/expenditure report(s)

Compliance Item JIA-3: The Local Educational Agency (LEA) shall ensure that each school identified as in
need of improvement has reserved not less than 10 percent of its total allocation under this part for high quality
professional development.

Section 1116(b)(3)(A)(iii), P.L.107-110; 34 CFR, Part 200, Section 200.41(c)(5)



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Finding(s)

The LEA should:

      provide evidence that each Title I school identified as in need of improvement reserved the required 10
       percent of funds for professional development.
      provide evidence that each Title I school identified as in need of improvement spends or commits to
       spend the required 10 percent of allocation for professional development.
      provide evidence that each Title I school identified as in need of improvement provides high quality
       professional development with the 10 percent set-aside.
      provide evidence that each Title I school identified as in need of improvement provides ongoing
       professional development with the 10 percent set-aside.

Review Question(s)

      How did the LEA ensure that each school in need of improvement used the allocated funds for
       professional development?
      School Level (if applicable): What types of professional development activities have been provided
       with Title I, Part A funds?
      School Level (if applicable): How did the school decide the amount to spend on professional
       development activities funded with Title I, Part A?

Documents to Support Compliance

      Schools' budget/expenditure reports (from all schools in need of improvement)

Compliance Item JIA-4: The Local Educational Agency (LEA) shall not reduce the total allocation for schools
in corrective action or restructuring by more than 15 percent due to implementing choice and supplemental
educational services (SES). The LEA shall maintain documentation of the amounts reserved for the required
and allowed set-asides at both the LEA and individual school level unless a population shift has naturally
caused the allocation to be reduced by more than 15 percent.

Section 1116(b)(10)(D), P.L.107-110; 34 CFR, Part 200, Section 200.48(b)

Finding(s)

The LEA should:

      provide evidence that schools in corrective action or restructuring are not allocated less than 85 percent
       of its previous year's allocation due to implementing choice and SES.
      provide evidence that a school in corrective action or restructuring that was allocated less than 85
       percent of its previous year's allocation was due to a population shift, which naturally caused the
       allocation to be reduced by more than 15 percent.

Review Question(s)

      What calculation method did the LEA use to determine 85 percent the of previous year's funding level
       for schools in corrective action or restructuring?
      How did the LEA ensure that schools in corrective action or restructuring were not allocated less than 85
       percent of the previous year's allocation as a result of choice and SES?
      Describe the circumstances that prevented the LEA from allocating 85 percent or more, if applicable.
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Documents to Support Compliance

      Budget summary for schools in corrective action and/or restructuring
      School level budget for 2009-2010 school year
      School level budget for 2008-2009 school year
      Source documentation that supports why the allocation was less than 85 percent, if applicable

Compliance Item KIA-1: The Local Educational Agency (LEA) shall:

      Reserve at least one (1) percent of its Title I allocation for parental involvement activities, unless the
       amount would be less than $5,000;
      Involve parents of children attending Title I schools in decisions regarding how the set-aside is allotted;
      Determine and reserve an equitable portion to provide services to parents of eligible private school
       students; and
      Distribute at least 95 percent of the remainder to its Title I schools for parental involvement.

Section 1118(a)(3)(A-C), P.L.107-110; 34 CFR, Part 200, Section 200.65

Finding(s)

The LEA should:

      provide evidence that parents are involved in the decisions regarding how the set-aside is allotted for
       parental involvement.
      provide evidence that, at a minimum, one (1) percent of its allocation is reserved to implement parental
       involvement activities.
      provide evidence that at least 95 percent of the one (1) percent is distributed to its Title I schools for
       parental involvement.
      provide evidence that an appropriate amount is calculated and reserved to provide equitable services to
       parents of eligible private school students.
      provide evidence that each Title I school was in receipt of the total amount allocated for parental
       involvement activities.

Review Question(s)

      How was the one (1) percent set-aside for parental involvement used?
      How were parents involved in decisions on allocations?
      If the LEA has a "parental involvement center," how is it supported?
      How did the LEA determine the amount for equitable services to eligible private school parents?

Documents to Support Compliance

      Meeting agendas, sign-in sheets, and notes
      LEA Title I budget/expenditure report (i.e., evidence that, after the LEA has determined the private
       school portion, it has distributed at least 95 percent of the remainder to schools)




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Compliance Item KIA-2: The Local Educational Agency (LEA) shall implement programs, activities, and
procedures to involve parents in programs assisted under Title I, Part A. The LEA shall involve parents of
participating children in the planning of such programs, activities, and procedures and shall develop a written
parental involvement policy/plan (PIP) that describes how the LEA will:

      involve parents in the joint development of the PIP and the process of school review and improvement;
      provide the coordination and technical assistance necessary to plan and implement effective parental
       involvement activities;
      build the schools' and parents' capacity for strong parental involvement;
      coordinate and integrate parental involvement strategies with other federal programs;
      involve parents in the activities; and
      ensure that the LEA's PIP was distributed to parents of participating children.

Section 1112(d); 1116(b)(3)(A), (b)(8)(C)(ii); 1118(a)(1), and(2)(A-D,F), P.L.107-110; 34 CFR, Part 200,
Section 200.41(a)(2) and 200.43(b)(4)(ii)(A)and(B)

Finding(s)

The LEA should:

      provide evidence that Title I parents were involved in the process of school reviews and improvement.
      provide evidence that its written PIP has been distributed to parents.
      provide evidence that its PIP summary, distributed to parents, includes sufficient detail, if applicable.
      provide evidence that its PIP summary offered to provide parents a hard copy and notified parents how
       to obtain the copy, if applicable.
      provide evidence that coordination, technical assistance, and other support was provided to assist
       schools in planning and implementing effective parental involvement and capacity-building activities as
       outlined in the LEA's PIP.
      provide evidence that the written PIP has been distributed to schools.
      provide evidence that the PIP coordinates and integrates parental involvement strategies with other
       federal programs as outlined in the LEA's PIP.
      provide evidence that the LEA Plan was jointly developed with parents, teachers, principals,
       administrators, and other school personnel.
      provide evidence that the LEA Plan was jointly developed with parents.
      provide evidence that the LEA Plan was jointly developed with teachers.
      provide evidence that the LEA Plan was jointly developed with administrators.
      provide evidence that the LEA Plan was jointly developed with principals and other personnel.
      provide evidence that the LEA Plan is being implemented.
      provide evidence that it gave an opportunity for comments in the development of the LEA Plan.
      provide evidence that the LEA's PIP has been implemented as described.
      provide evidence that the building capacity activities outlined in the LEA's PIP have been implemented.
      provide evidence that staff have been trained in parental involvement as outlined in the LEA's PIP.

Review Question(s)

      How was the PIP developed? How were decisions made on activities to be implemented?
      How did the LEA distribute the PIP to parents, schools, and the community?
      What role did the LEA and school play in the implementation of the components described in the PIP?
      How were parental involvement activities coordinated with other programs, such as Head Start, Even
       Start, Home Instruction for Parents of Preschool Youngsters (HIPPY), and Voluntary Prekindergarten
       (VPK)?
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      School Level: What role did the school play in the implementation of the components described in the
       LEA's PIP?
      School Level: Describe the support the LEA provided in the development and implementation of the
       school-level PIP.

Documents to Support Compliance

      Evidence of the method by which the PIP was distributed (e.g., letters, handbook, brochures, and student
       planners in multiple languages, etc.)
      Evidence of joint development of LEA's PIP with parents (e.g., meeting agenda/minutes, sign-in sheets,
       etc.) (Do not upload; FDOE has documentation on file.)
      Agendas and other documentation supporting implementation of activities
      Evidence of technical assistance or support provided to schools in planning and implementing effective
       parental involvement activities and capacity-building activities (e.g., meeting agenda/minutes, sign-in
       sheets, etc.)
      Evidence of the coordination and integration of parental involvement strategies between Title I, Part A
       and other federal funds (e.g., meeting agenda/minutes, sign-in sheets, expenditure reports, etc.)
      Evidence of parents' involvement in the development and revision of the LEA Plan (e.g. meeting
       agenda/minutes, sign-in sheets, etc.)

Compliance Item KIA-3: The Local Educational Agency (LEA) shall ensure that each Title I school has a
written parental involvement policy/plan (PIP) that: (a) was jointly developed and agreed upon with parents; (b)
is updated periodically; and (c) is distributed to parents of Title I students and made available to the local
community. Parents shall be notified of the policy in an understandable and uniform format and, to the extent
practicable, in a language the parents can understand. Such policy shall include the components as described in
section 1118(b-f).

Section 1118(b)(1),(c-f), P.L.107-110

Finding(s)

The LEA should:

      provide evidence that schools' PIPs are updated periodically.
      provide evidence that all schools develop PIPs.
      provide evidence that the LEA has reviewed and provided feedback, as needed, on school-level PIP.
      provide evidence that all schools develop a PIP and make it available to the community.
      provide evidence that all schools' PIPs are made available to the parents.
      provide evidence that all schools' PIPs are translated into a language other than English, if applicable.
      provide evidence that all schools' PIPs include all of the required components.
      provide evidence that parents are involved in the development of school PIPs.

Review Question(s)

      School Level: What role did parents play in the development and revision of the school PIP?
      How did the LEA ensure that all Title I schools developed and distributed their written school PIP?
      What prompted the revisions of the school PIP? When was it last revised?
      How did the school provide copies of the PIP to parents?
      When was the school PIP distributed to parents? the community?
      What role did parents play in the development and revision of the school PIP?
      What role did the LEA play in the development and revision of the school PIP?
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      School Level: How did the LEA ensure that all Title I schools developed and distributed their written
       school PIP?
      School Level: What prompted the revisions of the school PIP? When was it last revised?
      School Level: How did the school provide copies of the PIP to parents?
      School Level: When was the school PIP distributed to parents? the community?

Documents to Support Compliance

      School PIPs (from schools randomly selected by the FDOE)
      Evidence of the method by which PIPs were disseminated (e.g., letters, handbook, brochures, and
       student planners in multiple languages, etc.)
      Evidence that parents were involved in the development of the school's PIP (e.g. meeting minutes,
       agendas, notes, etc.)
      Evidence that the LEA was involved in the review of the school level PIP

Compliance Item KIA-4: The Local Educational Agency (LEA) shall ensure that Title I schools:

      convene an annual parent meeting;
      offer a flexible number of meetings;
      involve parents, in an organized, ongoing, and timely way, in the planning, review, and improvement of
       the programs; and
      provide parents with timely information about programs, a description of curriculum, forms of the
       academic assessment used to measure student progress, the expected proficiency students are expected
       to meet, and, if requested by parents, opportunities to provide input on their child's education.

Section 1118(c), P.L.107-110

Finding(s)

The LEA should:

      provide evidence that each Title I school convenes an annual meeting to inform parents of Title I
       students of the school's participation under Title I, explain the requirements of Title I, and inform
       parents of their rights to be involved.
      provide evidence that each school offers a flexible number of meetings.
      provide evidence that schools involve parents in the planning, review, and improvement of the Title I
       program.
      provide evidence that parents are included in the joint development of the schoolwide program plan
       under section 1114.
      provide evidence that parents are provided the opportunity to submit comments on the schoolwide plan
       prior to its submission to the LEA.
      provide evidence that parents were provided with timely information about the Title I program.

Review Question(s)

      How did parents learn about the standards their children are expected to achieve?
      How did parents learn about the assessments their children are expected to take and the implications of
       assessment results?
      How were parents involved in the planning, review, and revisions to schoolwide programs?
      School Level: How did parents learn about the standards their children are expected to achieve?

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      School Level: How did parents learn about the assessments their children are expected to take and the
       implications of assessment results?
      School Level: How were parents involved in the planning, review, and revisions to schoolwide
       programs?

Documents to Support Compliance

      Evidence of timely notification of activities (e.g., dated notifications, meeting announcements, etc.)
      Evidence of Title I schools convening an annual meeting for parents of Title I students, including
       students who are disabled, migrant, or English Language Learners, for the purpose of explaining Title I
       programs, the requirements, and their rights to be involved (e.g., dated notifications, meeting
       announcements, sign-in sheets, etc.)
      Evidence that Title I schools offered flexible meeting times and, if requested, opportunities for regular
       meetings (e.g., dated meeting announcements, etc.)
      Meeting agenda, sign-in sheets, minutes, etc.

Compliance Item KIA-5: The Local Educational Agency (LEA) shall ensure that the LEA and Title I schools
implement the written parental involvement policy/plan (PIP), including parental involvement activities that
build the capacity of parents to improve their students' academic achievement.

Section 1118(e), P.L.107-110

Finding(s)

The LEA should:

      provide evidence that school PIPs are designed to improve the capacity of parents in assisting their
       children in meeting the state academic achievement standards.
      provide evidence that all schools have PIPs to implement.
      provide evidence that all schools are implementing all activities described in their PIPs.
      provide evidence that staff have been trained in parental involvement as outlined in the LEA's PIP as
       required.
      provide evidence that the school PIP coordinates and integrates parental involvement strategies with
       other federal programs as outlined.

Review Question(s)

      What kinds of capacity building activities were offered to parents?
      How did these activities support student achievement?
      School Level: What kinds of capacity building activities were offered to parents?
      School Level: How did these activities support student achievement?

Documents to Support Compliance

      Schools' PIPs from schools randomly selected by the FDOE
      Evidence that activities described in the school PIPs are being implemented
      Evidence of capacity building activities (e.g., materials and training to help parents work with their
       students at home, professional development for staff on the importance of parental involvement,
       activities that may be coordinated with other federal programs, etc.)


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Compliance Item KIA-6: The Local Educational Agency (LEA) shall ensure that each participating school, in
conjunction with the parents of participating students, has jointly developed a school-parent compact that:

      describes the school's responsibility to provide high quality curriculum and instruction in a supportive
       and effective learning environment;
      addresses the importance of ongoing communication between teachers and parents; and
      describes the ways in which each parent will be responsible for supporting their child's learning.

Section 1118(d), P.L.107-110

Finding(s)

The LEA should:

      provide evidence that school-parent compacts include all of the required components.
      provide evidence that school-parent compacts are jointly developed with parents.
      provide evidence that school-parent compacts are discussed with parents during parent-teacher
       conferences (elementary schools only).
      provide evidence that school-parent compacts are individualized to meet the needs of each school.

Review Question(s)

      Who was involved in the development of the compacts?
      When and how were these compacts developed and/or revised?
      How are the compacts used?
      When and how often are the compacts used?
      School Level: Who was involved in the development of the compacts?
      School Level: When and how were these compacts developed and/or revised?
      School Level: How are the compacts used?
      School Level: When and how often are the compacts used?

Documents to Support Compliance

      School-parent compacts (from schools randomly selected by the FDOE)
      Evidence of technical assistance provided by the LEA, if appropriate, for principles, teachers, and
       parents in the development of school-parent compacts (e.g., meeting agenda/minutes, written guidance,
       emails, etc.)
      Evidence of the notification/dissemination of school-parent compacts (e.g., signed compacts, etc.)
      Evidence of parents' involvement in the development of school-parent compacts (e.g., meeting
       agenda/minutes, written guidance, correspondence, etc.)
      Evidence that the school-parent compact was discussed with parents during parent-teacher conferences
       (elementary schools only)

Compliance Item KIA-7: The Local Educational Agency (LEA) and schools shall inform parents of the
existence and purpose of the Parent Information and Resource Center(s) (PIRC), located within the state.

Section 1118(g), P.L.107-110




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Finding(s)

The LEA should:

      provide evidence that all parents are informed of the existence of PIRC(s).

Review Question(s)

      How has the LEA notified parents and parental organizations of the existence and purpose of the state
       PIRC?

Documents to Support Compliance

      Dated evidence of the notification of the state PIRCs and, if applicable, in other languages

Compliance Item KIA-8: The Local Educational Agency (LEA) shall:

      conduct with parents an annual evaluation of the content of the LEA's parental involvement policy/plan
       (PIP) and its effectiveness in improving the academic quality of schools funded under this part;
      identify barriers to greater participation by parents in authorized activities;
      use evaluation findings to design more effective strategies; and
      revise the PIP, if necessary.

Section 1118(a)(2)(E), P.L.107-110

Finding(s)

The LEA should:

      provide evidence that an annual evaluation of its PIP is conducted.
      provide evidence that the annual evaluation of its PIP addresses all of the required components.
      provide evidence that the results of its annual evaluation are used to revise the LEA's PIP.
      provide evidence that parents are involved in the annual evaluation of the LEA's PIP.
      provide evidence that the annual evaluation of its PIP is designed to ensure that such an evaluation will
       identify barriers to greater participation.

Review Question(s)

      Describe the procedures for the annual evaluation of the LEA PIP. How were parents involved in the
       evaluation?
      How and when were decisions made regarding revisions to the PIP?
      What evidence is there that shows parental involvement activities resulted in improved learning for
       students and parents?
      School Level: Describe the procedures for the annual evaluation of the LEA PIP. How were parents
       involved in the evaluation?
      School Level: How and when were decisions made regarding revisions to the PIP?
      School Level: What evidence is there that shows parental involvement activities resulting in improved
       learning for students and parents?



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Documents to Support Compliance

      Documentation of evaluation efforts (meeting agendas, minutes, sign-in sheets, etc.) indicating the
       involvement of parents in the process
      Instrument used in evaluating the LEA and/or school PIP
      Evaluation findings
      Follow-up plan to utilize findings from the evaluation of the LEA and/or school PIP

Compliance Item KIA-9: The Local Educational Agency (LEA) shall provide to parents timely notice and
information regarding the "Parents' Right-to-Know" requirement in an understandable and uniform format and,
to the extent practicable, in a language that the parents can understand. [NOTE: "Parents' Right-to-Know" refers
to the right to request information on the professional qualifications of teachers and paraprofessionals.]

Section 1111(h)(6)(A), P.L.107-110

Finding(s)

The LEA should:

      provide evidence that parents are provided information regarding the provisions of "Parents' Right-to-
       Know" in a timely manner.
      provide evidence that the "Parents' Right-to-Know" information is distributed in an understandable and
       uniform format.
      provide evidence that the "Parents' Right-to-Know" notification that is distributed to parents includes all
       the information that parents may request.
      provide evidence that the "Parents' Right-to-Know" information distributed to parents includes the
       process by which requests should be made and the process of following up to such requests.
      provide evidence that the "Parents' Right-to-Know" information distributed to parents was, to the extent
       practicable, in a language the parents could understand.

Review Question(s)

      How did the LEA ensure that the "Parents' Right-to-Know" requirement was being met whereby all
       parents of Title I students were informed of their rights?
      How did the LEA ensure that all Title I schools provided the required information to individual parents?
       What method(s) were used to disseminate this information?
      How did the LEA respond to requests from parents?
      How did the LEA and/or school ensure that notifications to parent are created in a parent-friendly
       manner?
      School Level: How did the school ensure that the "Parents' Right-to-Know" requirement was being met
       whereby all parents of Title I students were informed of their rights?
      School Level: How did the school ensure that all parents were provided with the information required
       by ESES? What method(s) were used to disseminate this information?
      School Level: How did the school respond to requests from parents?

Documents to Support Compliance

      Evidence of dated notification to parents of Title I students (letters, handbook, pamphlet, brochure, etc.)
       regarding the "Parents' Right-to-Know" provision, and that the notification:
           o was provided at the beginning of school year;
           o was in a format and a language that the parent can understand;
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             o
             included the process by which requests should be made and the process that will be followed to
             provide such information; and
          o informed parents of their right to request and receive, in a timely manner, information regarding
             the professional qualification of the student's classroom teachers
      Evidence of providing parents with requested information on teacher qualifications including, at a
       minimum:
          o whether the teacher has met state qualification and licensing criteria for the grade levels and
             subject areas in which the teacher provides instruction;
          o whether the teacher is teaching under emergency or other provisional status through which state
             qualification(s) or licensing criteria have been waived;
          o the baccalaureate degree major of the teacher and any other graduate certification or degree held
             by the teacher, including the field of discipline of the certification or degree; and
          o the qualifications of any paraprofessional providing services to students

Compliance Item KIA-10: The Local Educational Agency (LEA) shall ensure that schools receiving Title I
funds provide the following to individual parents:

      information on the child's level of achievement in each of the state academic assessments; and
      notification when their child has been assigned to, or has been taught by, a non-highly qualified teacher
       for four (4) or more consecutive weeks.

Section 1111(h)(6)(B), P.L.107-110

Finding(s)

The LEA should:

      provide evidence that all schools notify parents when their child is assigned to or taught by non-highly
       qualified teacher(s) for four (4) or more consecutive weeks.
      provide evidence that all schools notify parents when their child is assigned to or taught by non-highly
       qualified teacher(s) for four (4) or more consecutive weeks in a timely manner.
      provide evidence that parents of participating Title I students are provided information on their child's
       level of achievement in each of the state academic assessments.
      provide evidence that all schools notifications to parents are dated.
      provide evidence that the principal attestations are available at the LEA and school.
      provide evidence that the principals attestations are accurate.

Review Question(s)

      How did the LEA ensure that the "four-week notification" requirement was met whereby all parents of
       Title I students in the schools were informed of their rights?
      How did the LEA ensure that the schools informed parents in a timely manner when their child was
       taught for four (4) or more consecutive weeks by a non-highly qualified teacher?
      What methods of dissemination were used for each of the requirements?
      How does the LEA gather and maintain principal attestations from all Title I schools?
      School Level: How did the school ensure that the "four-week notification" requirement was met
       whereby all parents of Title I students in the schools were informed of their rights?
      School Level: How did the school ensure that the schools informed parents in a timely manner when
       their child was taught for four (4) or more consecutive weeks by a non-highly qualified teacher?


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      School Level: What methods of dissemination were used for each of the requirements?
      School Level: Were principals' attestations made available to members of the general public? How were
       they disseminated?

Documents to Support Compliance

      Evidence of timely notification to parents when their child has been assigned to or has been taught for
       four (4) or more consecutive weeks by a teacher who is not highly qualified
      Evidence that notification was sent out on the child's level of achievement in a format and, to the extent
       practicable, in a language that the parent could understand
      Samples of principal attestations

Compliance Item LIA-1: The Local Educational Agency (LEA) shall ensure that all instructional
paraprofessionals working in schools, funded wholly or in part with Title I, Part A, meet the statutory
requirements of being highly qualified.

Section 1119(a)(1), (c-d), P.L.107-110; 34 CFR, Part 200, Section 200.58(a)(1)

Finding(s)

The LEA should:

      provide evidence that all instructional paraprofessionals hired before January 2002, and who are
       working in a Title I program, meet the highly qualified requirements.
      provide evidence that all instructional paraprofessionals hired after January 2002, and who are working
       in a Title I program, meet the highly qualified requirements.
      provide evidence that all teachers working in a Title I program meet the highly qualified requirement.
      provide evidence that principals' written attestations of compliance with the highly qualified requirement
       for paraprofessionals are made available to the general public.

Review Question(s)

      Where are the principals' written attestations of the schools' compliance regarding paraprofessionals
       maintained?
      Who was responsible for ensuring that instructional paraprofessionals met the statutory requirement at
       the time of hiring?
      Who was responsible for ensuring that teachers met the statutory requirement at time of hiring?
      How did the school ensure that all teachers met the highly qualified requirements at the time of hire?
      School Level: How did the school ensure that all paraprofessionals met the highly qualified
       requirements at the time of hire?

Documents to Support Compliance

      Principals' written attestations (annual) of compliance with the highly qualified requirements
      List of all Title I core-subject area teachers and instructional paraprofessionals with indication of highly
       qualified status
      Copy of relevant school board policy




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Compliance Item LIA-2: The Local Educational Agency (LEA) shall ensure that all paraprofessionals,
working in schools funded with Title I, Part A and who are assigned to provide instructional services to
students, work under the direct supervision of a teacher.

Section 1119(g)(3)(A), P.L.107-110; 34 CFR, Part 200, Section 200.59(c)

Finding(s)

The LEA should:

      provide evidence that principals' written attestations of compliance with the highly qualified requirement
       for paraprofessionals are maintained at the LEA office.
      provide evidence that principals' written attestations of compliance with the highly qualified requirement
       for paraprofessionals are maintained at the school-level.
      provide evidence of the policies and procedures in place to ensure that only highly qualified
       paraprofessionals are working in Title I programs.
      provide evidence reflecting instructional paraprofessionals' assignments in relation to teachers'
       assignments.
      provide evidence that all paraprofessionals work under the direct supervision of a highly qualified
       teacher.
      ensure that principals at each Title I school attest annually in writing as to whether such school is in
       compliance with the requirement of section 1119(g)(3)(A).
      provide evidence that highly qualified teachers assigned paraprofessionals evaluate the achievement of
       the students with whom the paraprofessional is working.
      provide evidence that highly qualified teachers assigned paraprofessionals plan the instructional
       activities the paraprofessional carries out.
      provide evidence that paraprofessionals work in close and frequent physical proximity to a highly
       qualified teacher.

Review Question(s)

      How did the LEA ensure that paraprofessionals work under the direct supervision of a teacher?
      Who determined the schedules of paraprofessionals?
      Who determined the duties of paraprofessionals?
      School Level: How did the school ensure that paraprofessionals work under the direct supervision of a
       teacher?
      School Level: How were paraprofessionals' schedules determined?
      School Level: Did teachers and paraprofessionals plan together?

Documents to Support Compliance

      Copy of relevant school board policy
      Paraprofessionals' schedules




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