School Improvement Grants
Monitoring the implementation of Federal programs and the use of Federal program funds is an essential function of the U.S. Department of Education (ED). The SIG program, authorized under section 1003(g) of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA) of 1965, as amended, provides grants to SEAs that States use to make competitive sub-grants to local educational agencies (LEAs) that demonstrate the greatest need for the funds and the strongest commitment to use the funds to provide adequate resources in order to raise substantially the achievement of students in their lowest-performing schools. Under the final requirements published in the Federal Register in October 2010, SIG funds are to be focused on each State‟s “Tier I,” “Tier II,” and “Tier III” schools.
ED uses monitoring indicators to determine the fidelity of implementation of Federal programs and activities administered by SEAs. The SIG monitoring procedures and protocols concentrate on the following indicator areas: application process, technical assistance, monitoring process, fiscal responsibilities, data collection, and implementation.
2011-2012Monitoring Plan for School Improvement Grants (SIG) October 1, 2011 to September 30, 2012.
MS WORD (828K)
Cohort 1 Cycle
California (March 7-9, 2011)
MS Word (74K) Report
Indiana (March 14-18, 2011)
MS Word (84K) Report
Tennessee (September 12 - 16, 2011)
Report | MS Word (120K) Report
Cohort 2 Cycle
Colorado (September 10-14, 2012)
Report PDF (463K)
District of Columbia (September 10-14, 2012)
Report PDF (2358K)
New Hampshire (September 24-26, 2012)
Report PDF (3451K)
South Carolina (September 24-27, 2012)
Report PDF (3664K)