A r c h i v e d  I n f o r m a t i o n

To Assure the Free Appropriate Public Education of all Children with Disabilities - 1995

The Federal Program Review Process

Each State must meet a number of statutory and regulatory requirements in order to receive Federal financial assistance under the Part B program. Among the most critical are the mandates in 34 CFR 300.121(a) and 300.600(a) that the State demonstrate to the Secretary that:

To ensure that SEAs are accomplishing their responsibilities consistent with the Part B and Education Department General Administrative Regulations (EDGAR) requirements, OSEP uses a multifaceted program review process that includes the following activities:

1 See table 6.1, which summarizes generally the monitoring procedures used by OSEP during the 1993-1994 school year. OSEP has implemented several refinements to these procedures, which are not reflected in Table 6.1, but which are also summarized in this chapter. As summarized in table 6.2, OSEP conducted on-site compliance reviews in 15 entitles during the 1993-94 school year and 16 during the 1994-95 school year. As listed in table 6.3, OSEP issued 14 final reports during FY 1994. Requirements for which OSEP included findings in three or more of those final monitoring reports are summarized in table 6.4.
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