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ERIC Number: ED542920
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2013-Feb
Pages: 3
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 0
Aligning the SEA's Compliance Responsibilities and Performance Objectives. Benchmark. No. 3
Nafziger, D.; Jochim, A.
Building State Capacity and Productivity Center
Assuring that state and local agencies comply with the requirements of Federal and state programs has been a central feature of SEAs. The purposes of compliance requirements--ensuring both fiscal integrity and that targeted groups receive intended benefits--are important. While such requirements are often well-intentioned, too often they can act to unnecessarily restrict SEAs and districts from serving the very groups such programs are intended to benefit. A compliance-focused mentality results in: (1) Organizational silos that impede teamwork and problem solving; (2) Administrative, rather than substantive, focus on school improvement; (3) Redundant compliance efforts across program areas; (4) Unnecessary restrictions on the use of funds that impede managerial flexibility; and (5) Poor alignment across components of the strategic plan.
Building State Capacity and Productivity Center. Edvance Research, Inc. 9901 1H 10 West Suite 1000, San Antonio, TX 78230. Tel: 210-558-1902; e-mail:; Web site:
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Adult Education; Elementary Secondary Education; Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: Office of Elementary and Secondary Education (ED)
Authoring Institution: N/A