The evaluation of states' monitoring and improvement practices under IDEA will:
It will not evaluate states' compliance with the requirements of IDEA.
The evaluation is being implemented in three phases. During the first phase, a mail survey was used to gain a general understanding of states' monitoring and improvement systems for Parts B and C of IDEA. During the second phase, site visits will be conducted with a systematic random sample of 20 states to gather in-depth information on the quality of both their Part B and Part C monitoring systems. During the third and final phase, the relationship between the quality of states' monitoring systems and improvements in their compliance with Parts B and C of IDEA as well as outcomes for children with disabilities and their families will be examined.