In an effort to reduce the impact on district time and services, the Kentucky Department of Education (KDE) began coordinating the monitoring of its state and federal programs during the 2011-12 school year with a group of 14 school districts.
A total of four state and federal programs engaged in the pilot year: Title I, Part A, Title II, Part A, IDEA and Preschool. Each of these programs conducted monitoring in its normal manner in the selected districts. They then submitted reports to each district with feedback, follow up and support to ensure compliance and effectiveness.
Consolidated Monitoring provides districts an opportunity to review state and federal programs with an eye toward effective implementation and collaboration. Aside from individual program reports, districts are provided consolidated reports that represent an opportunity for collaboration among the programs. Program monitors note effective practices identified during the monitoring visit as well as provide recommendations for addressing noted common concerns. These reports provide opportunities for programs to collaborate, streamline implementation and increase success within each.
Districts are encouraged to
- Submit practices that have been noted as effective to the KDE Best Practices and Sustainability website for review.
- Utilize the Consolidated School and District Improvement Planning tools in ASSIST to track their efforts to address any common concerns noted by the monitoring team.
This approach provides districts with a powerful process for sustainable continuous improvement.
Click the links to the right to see the results of monitoring for each year.