If your LEA (Local Education Agency) has been assigned to have its EL Program monitored in accordance with ARS 15-756.08, it is to ensure you have procedures in place to properly identify and provide services to students who qualify for EL services, as well as plans to monitor and regularly assess the progress of all current and recently reclassified ELs. OELAS will conduct this federally required program monitoring virtually and on-site (when applicable).
EL Desktop Monitoring
Conducted for LEAs that accept Title I funds whether or not they have ELs actively enrolled in EL services. LEAs move through a 6-year cycle of monitoring where each cycle is an online monitoring from a different ADE Program Area, such as Title I/II, Migrant Education, Title IV, etc. EL Desktop Monitoring is assigned to LEAs in Cycle 6.
EL PROGRAM Monitoring
Any LEA who currently has ELs enrolled in their district/charter will be eligible for EL Program Monitoring. LEA selection for EL Program Monitoring is grounded in ARS 15-756.08 and not solely determined by submitted complaints or questions. Outside of the top 50 LEAs with the highest enrollment of ELs, LEAs are randomly selected each year (again, inaccordance with the legal requirements). Every year, approximately 30-35 LEAs are assigned to this monitoring. LEAs in the list of Arizona's top 50 by EL enrollment are monitored on a four-year cycle and for all other LEAs, the selection is random and cannot be pre-determined.
Educational Monitoring, Assistance, and Compliance (EMAC)
Support for Assigning LEA Staff to Required Monitoring in EMAC
EMAC Administrator Guide | EMAC Portal User Guide
For questions related to monitoring, please send an email to [email protected].