Needs Assessment Overview

  • The MEP-funded Local Education Agency (LEA) must follow the priorities for the MEP established as a result of the State’s local needs assessment. The following priorities have been set and are reflected in the NCLB Consolidated Application process.

    The needs identified through the Statewide LNA include the following:

    1. Migrant first graders must develop sufficient skills for promotion to Grade 2.
    2. Migrant students who failed STAAR must participate in summer remediation.
    3. Migrant middle school students must use learning and study skills appropriate to learning.
    4. Migrant middle school students must have timely attention and appropriate interventions related to problems or concerns that are academically and non-academically related.
    5. Migrant middle school students must have the necessary homework assistance and tools at home essential for academic success.
    6. Migrant secondary students must earn the required core credits for on-time graduation.
    7. Migrant secondary students must make up course work they lack due to late enrollment or early withdrawal.
    8. Migrant students who migrate outside of Texas in the summer months must be served in summer migrant programs through the efforts of interstate coordination.

    The LEA must assure that the priority for services (PFS) students are being served first in the above areas with MEP funds and then move down the line to the other groups of prioritized students (i.e., those failing TAKS with no school interruption, failing courses with school interruption, failing courses with no school interruption, etc.) according to the LEA’s documented needs assessment for the MEP.

    In terms of parent involvement, the LEA must clearly document that it is operating a functioning migrant Parent Advisory Council (PAC) which meets on a regular basis with officers, agenda and written minutes.