Consolidated Cross-Program Monitoring

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What is the focus of our work?

The Federal Program Monitoring and Support Division supports approximately $560,000,000 in federal funds provided to districts and schools each year. The primary role of the Division is to provide grants administration, program monitoring, data collection and reporting, and to facilitate the necessary technical assistance to ensure not only compliance but quality programs for students. Compliance is the first step toward program quality; monitoring is the springboard to providing technical assistance.

Why do we monitor and how can we help?

Monitoring Reviews

  • Compliance — It's the law. 
    Monitoring federal programs helps ensure that all children have a fair, equal, and significant opportunity to obtain a high-quality education. Compliance monitoring is intended to be a collaborative partnership between the State and local education agencies (LEAs) and public charter schools to ensure compliance with the Elementary and Secondary Education Act.
  • Technical Assistance — We're here to help. 
    State monitoring team members provide technical assistance during the review visit and beyond. It is not the State's intent to tell the LEA HOW to run its title programs, but rather to answer questions, facilitate dialogue, and exchange ideas and information for program improvement while, at the same time, meeting all federal requirements.
  • Building Relationships — We're in this together. 
    The Department of Public Instruction’s main objective is to raise student achievement for North Carolina’s school children. Through cooperative assessment of the federal programs, between

Consolidated Monitoring Schedule

Four Year Monitoring Cycle 2021-25

Common Compliance Strands

Above programs are reviewed using the following interrelated compliance strands:

  • Stakeholder Involvement. Parents, staff, students, and community members participate in developing, implementing, and evaluating programs at LEA and school levels.
  • Governance, Administration and Funding. Applications, plans, administration of programs, allocation and use of funds meet statutory requirements.
  • Program Quality. Programs are implemented using scientifically researched-based strategies and services, highly qualified staff, and high-quality professional development which is all aligned to a comprehensive needs assessment.
  • Accountability and Reporting. Programs use state and other assessments to measure the achievement of intended outcomes of programs. LEA and schools publically report and widely disseminate all required program and student accountability results. NCLB sanctions are properly implemented.


2021 - 2025 Consolidated Monitoring Instrument

2021 - 2025 Monitoring Guidelines - Districts

2021 - 2025 Monitoring Guidelines - Charter/Lab Schools

Consolidated Monitoring Guidelines


Consolidated Programs: Elements # 1-5 


Optional Pre-Monitoring Videos - Based on your PSU’s applicable funding sources 

Title I, Part A Program: Elements # 6 - 11


Title II, Part A Program: Element # 12


Title IV,  Part A Program: Element # 13


Title III, Part A Program: Elements # 14 - 17


Migrant Education Program: Elements # 18 - 20 


Rural and Low Income Schools: Element # 21


State Operated Programs: Element # 22