Evaluation and reporting requirements
(1)On or before July 1, 2024, and on or before July 1 each year thereafter, the administering entity shall perform an evaluation of the performance of the inclusive higher education program at each state institution of higher education that received a grant. The evaluation must:
(a)Review each inclusive higher education program and compare the programs to recognized accreditation standards and best practices;
(b)Include comprehensive surveys of inclusive higher education program stakeholders, including students, students’ families, peer mentors, faculty, and staff; and
(c)Include assessments for students to demonstrate growth in independent living, including self-care, socialization, career readiness, healthy lifestyle choices, and financial literacy.
(2)On or before July 1, 2024, and on or before July 1 each year thereafter, the administering entity shall perform a comprehensive survey of former students and former students’ families. The survey must solicit information concerning the former students, including their housing circumstances, careers, and social activities or associations. The administering entity shall retain the surveys and evaluate successes that are a consequence of inclusive higher education programs and identify opportunities to improve outcomes for current and future students.
(3)On or before October 1, 2024, and on or before October 1 each year thereafter when grants are awarded, the administering entity shall submit a report to the department. At a minimum, the report must include:
(a)A summary of the findings from the evaluations performed pursuant to subsections (1) and (2) of this section;
(b)An analysis of the findings from the evaluations performed pursuant to subsections (1) and (2) of this section, including comparisons between the current year’s and previous years’ findings to evaluate the long-term impacts of inclusive higher education for current students participating in an inclusive higher education program and former students who participated in a program; and
(c)A description of expenses made with the grant money.
(4)On or before December 31, 2024, and on or before December 31 each year thereafter when grants are awarded, the department shall submit the administering entity’s report to the education committees of the senate and the house of representatives, or any successor committees, regarding the grant program.
(5)Notwithstanding section 24-1-136 (11)(a)(I), the reporting requirements set forth in this section continue indefinitely.
Section 23-80-107 — Evaluation and reporting requirements,
https://leg.colorado.gov/sites/default/files/images/olls/crs2023-title-23.pdf (accessed Oct. 20, 2023).