oversight

Texas Adult Education and Family Literacy Program administered by the Texas Education Agency (TEA).

Published by the Department of Education, Office of Inspector General on 2009-04-21.

Below is a raw (and likely hideous) rendition of the original report. (PDF)

                                         UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION
                                                 OFFICE OF INSPECTOR GENERAL

                                                                                                                               Audit Services
                                                                                                      Chicago/Kansas City/Dallas Audit Region


                                                                                                                       Control Number
                                                                                                                       ED-OIG/A06J0009

                                                                   April 21, 2009

Dr. Raymond F. Glynn, Deputy Commissioner
School District Leadership and Educator Quality
Texas Education Agency
1701 North Congress Avenue
Austin, Texas 78701

Dear Dr. Glynn:

This letter advises you of the closure of our audit of the Texas Adult Education and Family Literacy Program
administered by the Texas Education Agency (TEA). The objectives of our review were to (1) determine if the
state education agency awarded adult education grants to providers appropriately, given the considerations
identified in the Adult Education and Family Literacy Act (AEFLA); (2) determine if the state agency is
adequately monitoring the performance of providers receiving adult education funds provided; and (3) determine if
adult education funds are being used in accordance with law, regulations, and guidance.

During the course of our review, we learned that TEA received over $40 million in Federal AEFLA funding for the
period July 1, 2007, through June 30, 2008. TEA distributed over $34 million of that funding to 55 fiscal agents
(service providers). Some of those providers used the assistance of other entities by means of subgrants and
subcontracts. We also learned that TEA reported the results of its AEFLA program administration to the U.S.
Department of Education. However, we are terminating our audit without completing all planned audit work.

The work we performed was not extensive enough to answer the objectives described above and would not
necessarily disclose all material weaknesses in the administration of the Texas Adult Education and Family
Literacy Program. The termination of this audit does not preclude future reviews of this or similar areas by the
Office of Inspector General, and our review should not be construed as a substitute for any other reviews required
by law, license, or accreditation. Also, the termination of this audit does not preclude the U.S. Department of
Education from taking action concerning any aspect of the entities reviewed.

We wish to express appreciation for the cooperation and assistance extended by your staff during the review.
Should you have any questions regarding this review, please contact me at 312-730-1620. No response to this
letter is required.

                                                                 Sincerely,

                                                                 /s/

                                                                 Gary D. Whitman
                                                                 Regional Inspector General
                                                                 for Audit


cc:       Dennis Berry, OVAE
          John Miller, OVAE
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