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Cohort Rotation Schedule by School Year

A local educational agency (LEA) may be selected for an onsite or online monitoring review every two years. This model demonstrates the rotation of the cohorts for a four-year period.

LEAs are assigned to one of four cohorts: A, B, C or D. Each school year, approximately 130 LEAs are selected for a Federal Program Monitoring (FPM) review-65 LEAs from one cohort for an onsite review, and another 65 LEAs from a different cohort for an online review. The LEAs are selected using established selection criteria including program size, fiscal analysis, compliance history, and continuous improvement.

Note—in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, a new review format called Telemonitoring was implemented in the following manner:
• 2019–20: All onsite and online reviews March – June 2020
• 2020–21: All onsite and online reviews
• 2021–22: All onsite reviews

LEA Cohorts (XLSX; Updated 12-Feb-2020)
A list of LEAs indicating their assigned cohorts

Cohort 2019–20 2020–21 2021–22 2022-23
A

No LEA selection for FPM. CDE conducts follow-up as needed

Online reviews of 66 Cohort A LEAs No LEA selection for FPM. CDE conducts follow-up as needed Onsite reviews of 63 Cohort A LEAs
B Onsite reviews of 66 Cohort B LEAs No LEA selection for FPM. CDE conducts follow-up as needed

Online reviews of 65 Cohort B LEAs

No LEA selection for FPM. CDE conducts follow-up as needed
C

No LEA selection for FPM. CDE conducts follow-up as needed

Onsite reviews of 66 Cohort C LEAs

No LEA selection for FPM. CDE conducts follow-up as needed

Online reviews of 63 Cohort C LEAs
D Online reviews of 66 Cohort D LEAs

No LEA selection for FPM. CDE conducts follow-up as needed

Onsite reviews of 65 Cohort D LEAs No LEA selection for FPM. CDE conducts follow-up as needed
LEA Total 132 132 130 126
Questions:   Federal Program Monitoring Office | fpmoffice@cde.ca.gov | 916-319-0935
Last Reviewed: Thursday, May 12, 2022
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