20 U.S. Code § 4355 - Monitoring, evaluation, and reporting

(a) Activities
The Secretary shall conduct monitoring and evaluation activities of the education programs and activities and the administrative operations of the University (including the elementary, secondary, undergraduate, and graduate programs) and of NTID. The Secretary may also conduct studies related to the provision of preschool, elementary, secondary, and postsecondary education and other related services to individuals who are deaf or hard of hearing. In carrying out the responsibilities described in this section, the Secretary is authorized to employ such consultants as may be necessary pursuant to section 3109 of title 5.
(b) Report
The Secretary shall annually transmit information to Congress on the monitoring and evaluation activities pursuant to subsection (a) of this section, together with such recommendations, including recommendations for legislation, as the Secretary may consider necessary.
(c) Authorization of appropriations
There are authorized to be appropriated such sums as may be necessary for each of the fiscal years 2009 through 2014 to carry out the monitoring and evaluation activities authorized under this section.

Source

(Pub. L. 99–371, title II, § 205, formerly title IV, § 405,Aug. 4, 1986, 100 Stat. 790; renumbered title II, § 205, and amended Pub. L. 102–421, title I, §§ 101(b)(5), (6), 135 (a),Oct. 16, 1992, 106 Stat. 2151, 2158; Pub. L. 103–73, title II, § 204(d),Aug. 11, 1993, 107 Stat. 735; Pub. L. 105–244, title IX, § 918,Oct. 7, 1998, 112 Stat. 1831; Pub. L. 110–315, title IX, § 907,Aug. 14, 2008, 122 Stat. 3453.)
Amendments

2008—Subsec. (a). Pub. L. 110–315, § 907(1), struck out “preparatory,” before “undergraduate”.
Subsec. (b). Pub. L. 110–315, § 907(2), substituted “The Secretary shall annually transmit information to Congress on” for “The Secretary, as part of the annual report required under section 3486 of this title, shall include a description of”.
Subsec. (c). Pub. L. 110–315, § 907(3), substituted “fiscal years 2009 through 2014” for “fiscal years 1998 through 2003”.
1998—Subsec. (c). Pub. L. 105–244substituted “1998 through 2003” for “1993, 1994, 1995, 1996, and 1997”.
1993—Subsec. (a). Pub. L. 103–73substituted “individuals who are deaf or hard of hearing” for “individuals who are deaf” and struck out “the provisions of” after “pursuant to”.
1992—Pub. L. 102–421, § 135(a), amended section generally. Prior to amendment, section read as follows: “The Secretary shall conduct monitoring and evaluation activities of the education programs and activities and the administrative operations of Gallaudet University and of the National Technical Institute for the Deaf. In carrying out the responsibilities described in this section, the Secretary is authorized to employ such consultants as may be necessary pursuant to the provisions of section 3109 of title 5.”
Effective Date of 1998 Amendment

Amendment by Pub. L. 105–244effective Oct. 1, 1998, except as otherwise provided in Pub. L. 105–244, see section 3 ofPub. L. 105–244, set out as a note under section 1001 of this title.
Effective Date of 1992 Amendment

Amendment by Pub. L. 102–421effective Oct. 1, 1992, see section 161 ofPub. L. 102–421, set out as a note under section 4301 of this title.

 

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