SEC. 1431. PROGRAM EVALUATIONS.
- (a) SCOPE OF EVALUATION- Each State agency or local educational agency that conducts a program under subpart 1 or 2 shall evaluate the program, disaggregating data on participation by gender, race, ethnicity, and age, not less than once every 3 years, to determine the programs impact on the ability of participants —
- (1) to maintain and improve educational achievement;
- (2) to accrue school credits that meet State requirements for grade promotion and secondary school graduation;
- (3) to make the transition to a regular program or other education program operated by a local educational agency;
- (4) to complete secondary school (or secondary school equivalency requirements) and obtain employment after leaving the correctional facility or institution for neglected or delinquent children and youth; and
- (5) as appropriate, to participate in postsecondary education and job training programs.
- (b) EXCEPTION- The disaggregation required under subsection (a) shall not be required in a case in which the number of students in a category is insufficient to yield statistically reliable information or the results would reveal personally identifiable information about an individual student.
- (c) EVALUATION MEASURES- In conducting each evaluation under subsection (a), a State agency or local educational agency shall use multiple and appropriate measures of student progress.
- (d) EVALUATION RESULTS- Each State agency and local educational agency shall —
- (1) submit evaluation results to the State educational agency and the Secretary; and
- (2) use the results of evaluations under this section to plan and improve subsequent programs for participating children and youth.