NCESD Hosts Learning Community for Regional Districts Conducting a Consolidated Program Review

Published On: October 24th, 2022|Categories: News, Professional Development News|
NCESD Hosts Learning Community for Regional Districts Conducting a Consolidated Program Review

Our promise at North Central ESD is to lead, serve, and support the school districts across our region. Recently, our team has been supporting a handful of districts who have been identified for a Consolidated Program Review (CPR) this year. This support is designed to make the process of CPR one where learning takes place rather than allowing the process to create a sense of unnecessary stress and anxiety.

What is a Consolidated Program Review?

The CPR is used as a tool to ensure programs under the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA) are in compliance with Federal regulations while being implemented in Local Educational Agencies (LEA). This year, eight regional districts have been identified for either a full or limited CPR.

Although the CPR process can seem daunting, there is a genuine opportunity for districts to thoughtfully review their current programs and make necessary changes to ensure students are being provided the best possible learning opportunities. With support from North Central ESD in combination with OSPI’s newly revised process, which focuses on a partnership approach rather than being strictly compliance based, CPR has the potential to create meaningful reviews for districts to improve programs and student outcomes.

Professional Learning Community

With 17 possible programs to be reviewed, the NCESD will partner with the identified school districts in navigating the process through a CPR Professional Learning Community (PLC) utilizing the knowledge of program specialists at NCESD, as well as promoting collaboration among school districts.

These weekly sessions will include topics of interest tied directly to the CPR Combined Checklists. The combined checklists are a tool provided by OSPI explicitly outlining the evidence necessary to ensure compliance within each program.

In addition, each session will give districts an opportunity to ask questions of NCESD staff and district leaders as well as share ideas and evidence among the group. Districts also have an opportunity to request personalized assistance if necessary. The PLC is being provided by NCESD staff at no cost to Title I/LAP Cooperative members.

What programs does CPR look at?

A full review looks at all 17 district programs list below. A limited review focuses on eight programs, which may vary between districts. In a limited review, the programs are identified using factors such as past reviews with action plans and the amount of funding associated.

  • Title I, Part A

  • Title I, Part C–Migrant Ed
  • Title I, Part D–Neglected and Delinquent
  • Title II, A–Teacher and Principal Quality
  • Title III/TBIP
  • Gun-Free Schools Act
  • Title V, B–Rural Education
  • Title IX–McKinney-Vento
  • Perkins/CTE
  • Private Schools
  • Civil Rights
  • Fiscal
  • Office of System and School Improvement
  • Foster Care
  • Title IV, A–Student Support and Academic Enrichment
  • Tribal Consultation

Written by Ashley Goetz
NCESD Associate Director of Student Success & Learning
Published October 24, 2022

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NCESD Hosts Learning Community for Regional Districts Conducting a Consolidated Program Review