ERIC Number: ED334800
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1991-Apr
Reference Count: N/A
Department of Education: Monitoring of State Formula Grants by Office of Special Education Programs. Fact Sheet for the Chairman, Subcommittee on Disability Policy, Committee on Labor and Human Resources, U.S. Senate.
General Accounting Office, Washington, DC. Div. of Human Resources.
This report to the U.S. Congress reviews monitoring activities of the Office of Special Education Programs (OSEP) in regard to formula grant programs. The study looked at dates of the most recent monitoring visits to the state education agencies and calculated key steps in the monitoring process, such as the time from visit to issuance of the final monitoring report and the time from issuance of the final report to approval of the corrective action plan. Findings indicated no change in the frequency of monitoring visits since a 1989 study, with 15 states not visited in the previous 4-year period. The backlog of monitoring reports was reduced in comparison with that found in the previous study. Other improvements included decreased time taken to issue final monitoring reports, an additional monitoring team, and decreased time to approval of a corrective action plan. Appendixes provide a listing of OSEP visits to the 50 states and the District of Columbia for monitoring of formula grants and a chart showing changes in average processing time for key steps. (DB)
Descriptors: Accountability, Disabilities, Efficiency, Elementary Secondary Education, Federal Programs, Federal State Relationship, Funding Formulas, Grants, Interviews, Program Administration, Public Agencies, Questionnaires, Rehabilitation, Special Education, Trend Analysis
U.S. General Accounting Office, P.O. Box 6015, Gaithersburg, MD 20877 (first five copies free; additional copies $2.00 each; 100 copies or more 25% discount; prepaid).
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: General Accounting Office, Washington, DC. Div. of Human Resources.