State and Local Education Agencies
As background, State Education Agencies typically set policy and regulations, ensure compliance with federal and state laws, acquire and distribute funding, assess Local Education Agency and school performance, and monitor under-performing schools. Local Education Agencies typically operate schools, enforce federal and state laws, policies, and standards, develop and implement local educational policies and curriculum, hire and supervise teaching staff, and provide funding to local schools.
To strengthen key SEA and LEA roles, DoDEA will utilize RSA to improve performance of the following SEA/LEA functions:
- Policy, standards and evaluation methods
- System-wide accountability and targeted support for identified needs
- Compliance monitoring
- Scope and sequence for instruction
- Curriculum development
- Pacing guides
- Professional development
This restructuring initiative will better position DoDEA's education directorate to implement an instructional system with a curriculum, assessments and professional development package aligned to college- and career-ready standards.