Elementary and Secondary Education Act, as amended by the No Child Left
Behind Act of 2001, requires that the Arkansas Department of Education
(ADE) establish a system to monitor the operation of federal programs in
every participating local education agency, including charter
schools. In addition, Ark. Code Ann. § 6-15-426(i) mandates that
the monitoring process include a periodic monitoring review of each
local education agency's and school's implementation of programs
supported by state categorical funds. Any local education
agency or charter school designated as high priority may be monitored at
the discretion of the Commissioner of Education.
The Accountability Federal and State Monitoring Team developed a six-year monitoring rotation that is attached to this memo.
reviews for the 2012-2013 school year will occur between October 2012
and May 2013. A list of local education agencies scheduled
for an Arkansas Comprehensive School Improvement Plan (ACSIP)/Financial
and Programmatic Monitoring review this school year is also
Districts will be contacted via email or phone approximately six weeks prior to the monitoring visit.
A follow-up confirmation letter, including the Monitoring Protocol and
Monitoring Guide, will be sent to the superintendent approximately four
weeks prior to the visit, and will provide details on the schools to be
monitored, date of the on-site review, and schedule.
the monitoring guide, the local education agency and identified
school(s) should prepare documentation for each of the applicable
components prior to the review. Documentation for review should be
organized by section and item number. To facilitate the
on-site review, administrative personnel and/or other local education
agency personnel familiar with the programs to be monitored must be
available for interview during the review, as well as school level staff
from identified schools.
ADE website will be updated to include the latest revisions to the
Six-year Monitoring Schedule, 2012-2013 Monitoring Schedule, 2012-2013
Monitoring Protocol, and the 2012-2013 Monitoring Guide. A series of
training sessions has been scheduled around the state for districts that
would like more information concerning the monitoring process. The
training schedule, agenda, and PowerPoint are attached to this memo, as
well as copies of all updated documents. Meeting attendees are asked to
bring copies of the monitoring protocol, monitoring guide, training
agenda, and training power-point, with them to the meeting.
- Six-year Monitoring Schedule
- 2012-2013 Monitoring Schedule
- 2012-2013 Monitoring Protocol
- 2012-2013 Monitoring Guide
- 2012-2013 Training Schedule
- 2012-2013 Training Agenda
- 2012-2013 Training PowerPoint