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108 STAT. 3816 PUBLIC LAW 103-382—OCT. 20, 1994 "(i) how parents, students, and other members of the community, including members of private and nonprofit organizations, will be involved in the design and implementation of the program; "(ii) curriculum and instructional practices; "(iii) methods of teacher training and parent education that will be used or developed; and "(iv) examples of activities that will be carried out under this part; "(D) a description of how the State educational agency will provide technical and professional assistance to its local educational agency partners in the development and implementation of character education programs; "(E) a description of how the State educational agency will evaluate the success of local programs and how local educational agencies will evaluate the progress of their own programs; (F) a description of how the State educational agency will assist other interested local educational agencies that are not members of the original partnership in designing and establishing programs; "(G) a description of how the State educational agency will establish a clearinghouse for information on model {)rograms, materials, and other information the State and ocal educational agencies determine to be appropriate; "(H) an assurance that the State educational agency will annually provide to the Secretary such information as may be required to determine the effectiveness of the program; and "(I) any other information that the Secretary may require. "(4) NQN-PARTNER LOCAL EDUCATIONAL AGENCIES.— Any local educational agency that was not a partner with the State when the application was submitted may become a partner by submitting an application for partnership to the State educational agency, containing such information that the State educational agency may require. " (c) EVALUATION AND PROGRAM DEVELOPMENT.— "(1) REQUIREMENT. — Each State educational agency receiving a grant under this section shall submit to the Secretary a comprehensive evaluation of the program assisted under this part, including the impact on students, teachers, administrators, parents, and others— "(A) by the mid-term of the program; and "(B) not later than one year after completion of such program. "(2) CONTRACTS FOR EVALUATION. —Each State educational agency receiving a grant under this section may contract with outside sources, including institutions of higher education, and private and nonprofit organizations, for purposes of evaluating their program and measuring the success of the program toward fostering in students the elements of character listed in subsection (b). "(3) FACTORS.—Factors which may be considered in evaluating the success of the program may include— "(A) discipline problems; "(B) students' grades;