School Improvement Grants:
Survey of State Educational Agencies Regarding Grant Implementation (GAO-12-370SP, April 2012), an E-supplement to GAO-12-373
GAO-12-370SP: Published: Apr 11, 2012. Publicly Released: Apr 11, 2012.
This e-publication supplements our report: School Improvement Grants: Education Should Take Steps to Ensure Accountability for Schools and Contractors (GAO-12-373). This e-publication includes the questions we asked in a web-based survey of state educational agencies (SEA) about implementation of the School Improvement Grant (SIG) Program and summarizes the answers given by the SEAs. The SEA survey was designed to provide data for a nation-wide analysis of states' processes to provide SIG funds to school districts; how the program has been implemented locally; states' support for and oversight of SIG; and the U.S. Department of Education's support for and oversight of SIG. The survey was conducted between August and October 2011, and was administered to SEAs in all 50 states and Washington, D.C., with a 100 percent response rate.