This tool guides LEAs with documentation of required program implementation activities according to the Texas Education Agency Division of NCLB Program Coordination standards. The tool is divided into various federal program requirement areas and provides clarification for ‘Adequate Documentation’ (the minimum documentation that must be kept) and ‘Value Added’ Documentation (documentation methods which extend beyond the requirements and are considered best practices). A CD-ROM with sample templates is included to assist in documenting specific requirements. $12
This NCLB Program Evaluation tool assists Education Agencies (LEA) with a systematic process for evaluating the effectiveness and impact of NCLB programs and funded strategies on the LEA, campuses, and student outcomes. LEAs use a data-driven process to review the priorities outlined in the comprehensive needs assessment, district and campus improvement plan funded strategies, and the impact on results. The process is intended to serve as part of the comprehensive needs assessment to guide decisions regarding whether to continue funding strategies and/or identify other options for use of these funds in order to maximize results. The accompanying CD-ROM contains templates to document the evaluation of each NCLB program, State Compensatory Education, and a designated worksheet for local option program evaluations. $12
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No Child Left Behind Comprehensive Needs Assessment (CNA)
The CNA tool assists schools with the comprehensive needs assessment process and provides probing questions to facilitate dialogue about the data. It also assists in determining strengths and needs and develops priority and summary statements for eight focus areas. If conducted thoroughly, the tool provides schools with identified strengths and weaknesses and specifies priorities for addressing student achievement and meeting challenging academic and performance standards. A CD-ROM with sample templates is included to assist in documentation. $12
The NCLB Improvement Plans is a document that formalizes the process an organization uses to define improvement and focuses school and district improvement efforts on student needs by bringing together all stakeholders to target identified priorities. Organizations make a lasting difference when they focus on specific goals and strategies which support what is working and address what is needed.
A focused and well-developed plan provides clear direction, defines programming, and creates accountability for growth and improvement within the organization. It also serves as one of the primary financial and program audit documents for use of federal, state, and local funds. $12