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FY12 Title I Program Review Preparation Title I Technical Assistance Session School Improvement Grant Programs October 6, 2011.

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1 FY12 Title I Program Review Preparation Title I Technical Assistance Session School Improvement Grant Programs October 6, 2011

2 Title I Program Review – Session Goals  Provide an overview of the process  Identify resources and sample materials  Provide a way to organize key Title I documentation  Relieve anxiety regarding Title I program review process 2 Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education

3 Title I Program Review - Purpose  Helps ensure that all children in Massachusetts have the opportunity to obtain a high-quality education  Holds school districts accountable for appropriate use of resources  Identifies effective delivery models and technical assistance needs 3 Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education

4 Title I Program Review - Process  Every six years each school district in the Commonwealth is scheduled for a Coordinated Program Review of state and federal programs.  Districts receiving Title I funds undergo a Title I program review in the same year they are scheduled for Coordinated Program Review.  Coordinated Program Review schedule:  The Department notifies each district undergoing a Title I program review of the timeline for submitting required materials. 4 Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education

5 Title I Program Review - Dimensions  Fiscal Procedures  Parent/Guardian Communications  Program Design and Evaluation  Data Collection and Management  Opportunity and Equal Educational Access 5 Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education

6 Title I Program Review - Logistics  Primarily desk-based – some site visits  Requires submission of various materials  Timeline: Winter – Spring  Notification of findings and required actions, if any, near end of school year 6 Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education

7 Program Review - Criteria 7 Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education

8 Title I Program Review – Findings 8 Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education

9 Title I Program Review -Web Resources 9 Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education

10 Title I Program Review - Web Resources 10 Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education

11 Submitting Materials – An Overview  All required documentation must be submitted to ESE within 60 days from the date of notification.  After materials have been received, ESE staff conduct a desk- audit of submitted materials and other extant data.  Following the review, ESE issues a report to the district describing any findings that do not meet the specified criteria and required actions, if any.  Districts then have a specified window of time within which to submit evidence that required actions have been taken. 11 Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education

12 Title I Program Review Resources  The Title I Program Review Procedures document serves as the manual for Title I Program Review preparation. It gives specific information as to what documentation is required and how to organize your materials for review by ESE staff.  This document and additional information about the Title I program review process are available at  The following slides illustrate how to organize and submit your district ’ s materials to ESE. 12 Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education

13 Preparing Documentation - Steps 1.Collect your materials. 2.Organize your materials by tab as outlined in the Title I Program Review Procedures document. 3.Store your materials in a binder, file box, or electronically using a flash drive, CD, or DVD. 4.Submit your materials to ESE via mail or in person. 13 Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education

14 Collect your materials As stated in the Title I Program Review Procedures document, your Title I program review materials MUST be clearly organized by tab. The next slide shows the list of tabs. 14 Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education

15 Organize your materials by tab Tab 1A – Comparability Procedure Tab 1B – Comparability Demonstration (updated annually) Tab 2 – Supplement, Not Supplant Policy and Procedure Tab 3 – Documentation of Title I Expenditures per School Building (Current Year and Prior Year) Tab 4 – District Parent/Guardian Involvement Policy Tab 5 – School – Parent/Guardian Compact (updated annually) Tab 6 – Documentation of Parent/Guardian Outreach and Involvement (updated annually) Tab 7A – Parent/Guardian Notification – NCLB Report Cards (updated annually) Tab 7B – Parent/Guardian Notification – Right-To-Know (updated annually) Tab 7C – Parent/Guardian Notification – NCLB Accountability Status and School Choice – if applicable Tab 7D – Parent/Guardian Notification – Supplemental Educational Services (SES) – if applicable Tab 8 – Needs Assessment Procedure Tab 9A – Program Evaluation Procedure Tab 9B – Program Evaluation Summary (updated annually and including private school service, if applicable) Tab 10A – Targeted Assistance Program Plans (updated annually) Tab 10B – Schoolwide Program Plans – if applicable (updated annually) Tab 11 – Revised School Improvement Plans for Title I Schools with Accountability Status Tab 12 – Title I Personnel Lists Tab 13 – Time and Effort Records (updated as completed) Tab 14 – Principals’ Written Attestation - HQ (updated annually) NO LONGER REQUIRED; LEAVE THIS TAB BLANK Tab 15A – Student Selection Procedure Tab 15B – Title I Student Selection Criteria Sheet (updated annually) Tab 15C – Rank-Ordered Student Selection List of Title I Students in Targeted Assistance Programs – if applicable (updated annually) Tab 16 – Offer of Consultation to Eligible Private Schools and Affirmation of Consultation with Participating Private School Officials (updated annually) Tab 17 – Neglected or Delinquent Facility Coordination – if applicable (updated annually) 15 Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education

16 Store your materials in a binder, file box, or electronically using a flash drive, DVD, or CD  If using a binder or file box to organize your materials, you must ensure that all of your materials:  Are organized by tab as specified in the Title I Program Review Procedures document  Are separated by tab  Give contact information for the district  If using electronic media to store your materials, you must ensure that all of your materials:  Are submitted together electronically, as ESE will not accept mixed media (e.g., a combination of paper and electronic files)  Are submitted in the same flash drive, CD, or DVD  Give contact information for the district 16 Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education

17 Option 1: Binder  Materials are organized by tabbed dividers in a three-ring binder.  Tabs are printed or neatly written in ink.  Outside of binder labeled with the name of the district and “11/12 Title I Program Review”  Contact information easily located inside front of binder  Multiple binders are clearly labeled (e.g., 1 of 2, etc.) 17 Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education

18 Option 2: File Box  When considering multiple binders, it may make sense to submit a file box instead.  Materials are organized by tabbed folders inside hanging folders. Tabs must be printed or neatly written in ink.  Outside of box labeled with the name of the district and “11/12 Title I Program Review”  Contact information easily located inside lid of box.  Multiple boxes are clearly labeled (e.g., 1 of 2, etc.) 11/12 18 Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education

19 Option 3: Flash Drive, CD, or DVD  You may elect to submit your materials electronically using a flash drive, CD, or DVD. If you decide to use this option, keep in mind the following:  All of your materials must be submitted together electronically, as ESE will not accept mixed media (e.g., a combination of paper and electronic files)  The filenames must be clearly labeled by tab (see image above)  You must save your files in Microsoft Word, Excel or Adobe PDF format  You must include a Microsoft Word file containing contact information  Preparation will likely involve scanning some documents and converting them to PDF 19 Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education

20 Not an Option You must organize your required documentation by tab as shown on Slide 7. Do not organize documentation according to the criteria used to review compliance (i.e., 1-A, 1-B, 1-C, etc.) found at the end of Title I Program Review Procedures document (image below). 20 Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education

21 Submit your materials to ESE via mail or in person  Mail your binder, box, or electronic media to: FY12 Title I Program Review ATT: School Improvement Grant Programs Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education 75 Pleasant Street Malden, MA OR  Drop off your materials in person at the front desk of the Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education in Malden. For directions, visit: 21 Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education

22 Checklist Did you remember to: Organize your materials by tab as outlined in the Title I Program Review Procedures document and as shown in Slide 7? Store your materials in a binder, file box, or electronically using a flash drive, CD, or DVD? Make a duplicate copy of the binder, file box, or electronic media for recordkeeping purposes? (This is strongly recommended) Include contact information inside the binder or file box; or, if using electronic media, include a Microsoft Word file containing this information? Ensure your binder or file box is boxed up and sealed; or, if using electronic media, ensure you used a padded mailer and wrote “fragile” on the outside of the mailer? Consider purchasing tracking and/or delivery confirmation? Clearly label your mailing with a delivery address and return address? 22 Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education

23 Questions? Website:www.doe.mass.edu/titlei/monitoringwww.doe.mass.edu/titlei/monitoring Phone:


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