How to complete your 2018-2019 ESSA Compliance Report

How to complete your 2018-2019 ESSA Compliance Report

September 9 | Grants Management

The Texas Education Agency (TEA) is responsible to the US Department of Education (USDE) for monitoring all districts and charters for the appropriate implementation of the ESSA program.  The ESSA Compliance Report is one way the TEA meets their monitoring obligation.

So, as a Charter School, you may be asking yourself, how do I complete the 2018-2019 ESSA Compliance Report?  What are the deadlines? Where do I find the report and what do I need to know?  In this tip, we will share what we know so you can begin preparing for the completion of your own charter’s compliance report.

When was the 2018-2019 ESSA Compliance Report released?

The 2018-2019 ESSA Compliance report was posted in eGrants on July 25 and will be due September 30.

The CSS federal team will begin working with client charters to help them identify data sources, locate program documentation and confirm the implementation of the ESSA program as described in the 2018 -2019 ESSA Consolidated Grant application.

How to locate your compliance report

  1. Log into your eGrant account
  2. Look for the Compliance Reports tab at the top located left
  3. Under “Consolidated Compliance Reports”, find your 2018-2019 ESSA Consolidated Compliance Report.  Double click to open.
  4. You will want to download a copy to use as a working document before you submit.
  5. Begin working with campus and district leaders to gather the data needed for completing the various schedules of the report.

Before you complete and submit your ESSA Compliance Report:

  1. Review all schedules to determine what data is needed and who in your charter has the data.
  2. Identify all sources of documentation for required activities.
  3. Review ESSA grant application to identify charter-district reservations, strategies and activities selected for the 2018-2019 school year. Remember that expenditures reported on the compliance report are estimates.
  4. Respond to narrative questions using the Guide to Answering Program Implementation Questions.
  5. Retain documentation used to complete ESSA compliance report according to EDGAR guidelines.

ESSA Program Monitoring

The Texas Education Agency (TEA) is responsible to the US Department of Education (USDE) for monitoring all districts and charters for the appropriate implementation of the ESSA program.  The ESSA Compliance Report is one way the TEA meets their monitoring obligation.

Remember! The ESSA Compliance Report Deadline is September 30.

Want Help From the Experts?

Register now for our ESSA Compliance Report Online Course that takes you on a detailed journey through the ESSA compliance reporting requirements.

You may also contact the following CSS Federal Program experts to help you:

or call us at 1-833-I-LUV-CSS (833-458-8277) for more information.