NLPES Library—Pre K-12 Education

4/23/2020

Issues Covered by This Site

This section of the NLPES Audit Report Library includes audit reports about pre-K-12 education, college and career readiness, early learning; secondary education, international education, charter school and school choice, school finance, school principals, standards and assessment, teachers, technology and personalized learning and other related issues.

Instructions for Using the Report Library

To access any report listed below, go to the legislative program evaluation or performance audit agency's website. A link to the agency is provided at the end of each report citation. If you cannot locate the report, contact Brenda Erickson or the NLPES key contact for that office.

2018 Reports

  • "K-12 Education: Evaluating Special Education Funding" (December 2018), R-18-012, Kansas Legislative Division of Post Audit; www.kslpa.org
  • "Department of Education—Progress Report:  Prevention, Detection and Recovery of Improper Payments in the Child Care Assistance Program" (June 2018), Louisiana Legislative Auditor; https://www.lla.la.gov/
  • "Unified Enrollment System (OneApp) Orleans Parish: Analysis of Student Placement" (August 2018), Louisiana Legislative Auditor; https://www.lla.la.gov/
  • "Louisiana Department of Education: Regulation of Childcare Providers"(October 2018), Louisiana Legislative Auditor; https://www.lla.la.gov/
  • "Michigan Virtual University" (April 2018), 313-0223-17, Michigan Office of the Auditor General; https://audgen.michigan.gov/
  • FY 2018 Annual Report: Analysis of Funding for Mississippi Charter Schools and the Charter School Authorizer Board (December 2018), Report #629, Mississippi Joint Legislative Committee on Performance Evaluation and Expenditure Review, https://www.peer.ms.gov/Pages/default.aspx
  • A Statutory Review of Mississippi's Education Scholarship Account Program (December 2018), Report #628, Mississippi Joint Legislative Committee on Performance Evaluation and Expenditure Review, https://www.peer.ms.gov/Pages/default.aspx
  • Federal Funding in Public Schools (May 2018), #18-03, New Mexico Legislative Finance Committee; https://www.nmlegis.gov/Entity/LFC/Default
  • Instructional Time and Extended Learning Opportunities in Public Schools (September 2018), #18-09, New Mexico Legislative Finance Committee; https://www.nmlegis.gov/Entity/LFC/Default
  • "Measurability Assessment: Transforming Principal Preparation Program" (April 2018), North Carolina Program Evaluation Division, http://www.ncleg.net/PED
  • "Opportunities Exist to Enhance the Effectiveness of the Educator Preparation Program Data Reporting System" (June 2018), North Carolina Program Evaluation Division, http://www.ncleg.net/PED
  • "Minimal Evidence Found of Service Duplication for Students with Disabilities in Schools and Communities" (December 2018), North Carolina Program Evaluation Division, http://www.ncleg.net/PED
  • School Land Board (July 2018), Texas Sunset Advisory Commission; https://www.sunset.texas.gov/
  • Texas Military Department (April 2018), Texas Sunset Advisory Commission; https://www.sunset.texas.gov/
  • "State Spending on the K-12 Standards of Quality: 2018 Update" (December 2018), Virginia Joint Legislative Audit and Review Commission; http://jlarc.virginia.gov/

2019 Reports

  • Youth Experiencing Homelessness: California’s Education System for K–12 Inadequately Identifies and Supports These Youth (November 2019), Report 2019-104, California State Auditor’s Office; https://www.auditor.ca.gov/
  • K–12 Local Control Funding: The State’s Approach Has Not Ensured That Significant Funding Is Benefiting Students as Intended to Close Achievement Gaps (November 2019), Report 2019-101, California State Auditor’s Office; https://www.auditor.ca.gov/
  • Sacramento City Unified School District: Because It Has Failed to Proactively Address Its Financial Challenges, It May Soon Face Insolvency (December 2019), Report 2019-108, California State Auditor’s Office; https://www.auditor.ca.gov/
  • Report Alum Rock Union Elementary School District: The District and Its Board Must Improve Governance and Operations to Effectively Serve the Community (May 2019), Report 2018-131, California State Auditor’s Office; https://www.auditor.ca.gov/
  • "Children of Veterans Tuition Grant Program" (February 2019), 271-0311-18, Michigan Office of the Auditor General; https://audgen.michigan.gov/
  • FY 2019 Annual Report: Analysis of Funding for Mississippi Charter Schools and the Charter School Authorizer Board (November 2019), Report #637, Mississippi Joint Legislative Committee on Performance Evaluation and Expenditure Review, https://www.peer.ms.gov/Pages/default.aspx
  • Program Evaluation—North Central School Districts (August 2019), #19-03, New Mexico Legislative Finance Committee; https://www.nmlegis.gov/Entity/LFC/Default
  • North Carolina Should Focus on Early Childhood Learning in Order to Raise Achievement in Predominantly Disadvantaged   
  • Standardized Tests in Public Education (June 2019), Pennsylvania Legislative Budget and Finance Committee; http://lbfc.legis.state.pa.us
  • State Spending on the K-12 Standards of Quality: 2018 Update (December 2019), Virginia Joint Legislative Audit and Review Commission; http://jlarc.virginia.gov/