Title I, Part A: Improving the Academic Achievement of the Disadvantaged


The Florida Department of Education (FDOE) monitors federally funded programs operated by Local Educational Agencies (LEAs) to fulfill its obligations under Federal and State law.

The Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) passed in December 2015, replacing the No Child Left Behind (NCLB) Act, allows State Educational Agencies (SEAs) and LEAs more flexibility and discretion in designing and implementing programs that have been shown to improve student outcomes. ESSA requires that SEAs and LEAs monitor and evaluate these programs’ impact to ensure that all students, particularly those from historically underserved groups, have equitable access to a high quality education.

The purpose of monitoring is to ensure that all the legally prescribed components are in place to increase student achievement. The FDOE Title I, Part A program uses many activities to monitor compliance, including the review and approval of LEA plans and annual project applications.

Monitoring includes the following objectives:

(1) reviewing information from an LEA;

(2) determining the need for system improvements; and

(3) providing technical assistance.

Monitoring Dates

Information on Topical call
Monitoring Upload Due Date
Application Assurance Number
Area of Focus Descriptor

September 2020
October 1, 2020
1. Constitutionally Protected Prayer

October 2020
November 26, 2020
11; b and d only
2. Parent and Family Engagement

November 2020
January 28, 2021
3. Cross Coordination

January 2021
February 25, 2021
4. Certification

February 2021
March 25, 2021
5. Private School

Monitoring Resources