COMMONWEALTH OF VIRGINIA

DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION

P.O. BOX 2120

RICHMOND, VIRGINIA 23218-2120

SUPTS. MEMO NO. 160

July 18, 2008

INFORMATIONAL

TO:

Division Superintendents

 

FROM:

Billy K. Cannaday, Jr.

Superintendent of Public Instruction

 

SUBJECT:

Federal Program Monitoring Review of Career and Technical Education Programs

 

The Department of Education's Federal Program Monitoring system is designed to focus on program improvement and student achievement. Career and Technical Education programs are reviewed on a six-year cyclical monitoring schedule over a two to three-year process with follow-up as needed. Attachment A contains the six-year schedule for Federal Program Monitoring.

 

Phase I of the process requires school divisions to conduct a comprehensive self-assessment and develop a program improvement plan to address identified deficiencies and concerns. Technical assistance during the process is provided to school divisions through Career and Technical Education administrative meetings and regional updates.

 

Phase II of the monitoring process requires an analysis of the self-assessment reports and other relevant data, and may include an on-site visitation to review specific program areas. During Phase III of the monitoring process, follow-up will be conducted on the identified deficiencies and concerns.

 

For a copy of the self-assessment instrument go to:

http://www.doe.virginia.gov/VDOE/Instruction/CTE/FPM/

 

If you have questions or would like additional information about the monitoring process, you may call Dr. Glenn A. Anderson, Federal Program Monitoring Coordinator for Career and Technical Education Services via telephone at (804) 225-2840, or via e-mail at glenn.anderson@doe.virginia.gov.

 

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Attachment

 

a. Six-year schedule for Federal Program Monitoring (PDF)