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•'»*!^^#*- ' PUBLIC LAW 103-382—OCT. 20, 1994 108 STAT. 3911 7 Act of 1994, and the Goals 2000: Educate America Act, on improvement in educational achievement of participating students and on school and local educational agency administrative responsibilities, structure, and resources based on an appropriate sample of State educational agencies, local educational agencies, schools, and tribes receiving waivers. "(D) a study of the waivers provided under section 1114 to support schoolwide programs which shall include— "(i) the extent to which schoolwide programs are meeting the intent and purposes of any program for which provisions were waived; and "(ii) the extent to which the needs of all students are being served by such programs particularly students who would be eligible for assistance under any provisions waived. "(2) INDEPENDENT PANEL. — The Secretary shall appoint an independant panel to review the plan for the evaluation described in paragraph (1), to advise the Secretary on such evaluation's progress, and to comment, if the panel so wishes, on the final report described in paragraph (3). "(3) REPORT. —The Secretary shall submit a final report on the evaluation described in this subsection by January 1,. 1998, to the Committee on Education and Labor of the House of Representatives and to the Committee on Labor and Human Resources of the Senate. "(c) RECIPIENT EVALUATION AND QUALITY ASSURANCE IMPROVE- MENT.— The Secretary is authorized to provide guidance, technical assistance, and model programs to recipients of assistance under this Act to strengthen information for quality assurance and performance information feedback at State and local levels. Such guidance and assistance shall promote the development, measurement and reporting of valid, reliable, timely and consistent performance indicators within a program in order to promote continuous program improvement. Nothing in this subsection shall be construed to establish a national data system. "PART H—SENSE OF THE CONGRESS "SEC. 14801. SENSE OF CONGRESS TO INCREASE THE TOTAL SHARE 20 USC 8961. OF FEDERAL SPENDING ON EDUCATION. "(a) FINDINGS. — The Congress finds that- 'll) in order to increase our Nation's standard of living and to increase the number of good jobs, the United States must increase its productivity and ability to compete in the international marketplace by improving the educational level of our workforce; "(2) although efforts are being made to establish higher educational standards and goals, there is a substantial shortage of resources to meet such standards and goals; "(3) States and local communities are finding it increasingly difficult to meet ever higher educational standards and goals, and States will not be able to fund needed changes without Federal help to reach such standards and goals; "(4) the Federal Government has established many educational programs but failed to provide adequate funding for such programs, for example one such program provides edu-