School Improvement Grants: Survey of State Educational Agencies Regarding Grant Implementation (GAO-12-370SP, April 2012), an E-supplement to GAO-12-373

Read the Full Report: School Improvement Grants: Education Should Take Additional Steps to Enhance Accountability for Schools and Contractors (GAO-12-373).

Background

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.

Survey results in this e-publication are presented in aggregate form so that no individual SEA responses can be viewed. We excluded responses to open-ended narrative questions. See the full report (GAO-12-373) for a more detailed discussion of our scope and methodology as well as a discussion of the survey results.

We conducted our work from July 2011 to April 2012 in accordance with generally accepted government auditing standards. Those standards require that we plan and perform the audit to obtain sufficient, appropriate evidence to provide a reasonable basis for our findings and conclusions based on our audit objectives. We believe that the evidence obtained provides a reasonable basis for our findings and conclusions based on our audit objectives.

Contents

Page Name Questionnaire Results
Selection of Schools View View
FY09 Cycle View View
FY10 Cycle View View
FY09 Cycle View View
FY10 Cycle View View
Implementing SIG View View
Funding View View
State Support/Oversight View View
Federal Department of Education Support/Oversight View View
General Information View View
Background Information View View
Completed View View
Thank You View View

Contact

If you have questions concerning this data, please contact George A. Scott at 202-512-7215 or ScottG@gao.gov.

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