SRI Authors: Rebecca A. Schmidt
Schmidt, R.A. (2019). The study of implementation of the ESEA Title I — Part C Migrant Education Program serving children of agricultural workers and fishers. U.S. Department of Education. Office of Planning, Evaluation and Policy Development, Policy and Program Services.
In 2018, SRI conducted a study to examine how state MEP grantees and local/regional subgrantees implemented the program’s four central components—(1) identification and recruitment, (2) records transfer, (3) service delivery, and (4 ) coordination and collaboration—and thereby positioned the program to achieve its longer-term goals of reducing barriers to migratory children’s school success, closing the gaps in their academic achievement, and increasing their high school graduation rates. The study focused on four main study questions:
- How do state MEP grantees and local/regional subgrantees identify, recruit, and prioritize migratory children for services?
- How does the Migrant Student Information Exchange (MSIX) system facilitate the transfer of educational and health information to support enrollment, placement, and accrual of credits for migratory children?
- What services do state MEP grantees and local/regional subgrantees provide to migratory children?
- How do state MEP grantees and local/regional subgrantees collaborate with other programs and organizations to deliver services to migratory children?