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Subchapter IX - General Provisions. Part F ñ Evaluations. Evaluations.   

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(a) Reservation of funds

Except as provided in subsections (b) and (c) of this section, the Secretary may reserve not more than 0.5 percent of the amount appropriated to carry out each categorical program and demonstration project authorized under this chapter -

(1) to conduct -

(A) comprehensive evaluations of the program or project; and

(B) studies of the effectiveness of the program or project and its administrative impact on schools and local educational agencies;

(2) to evaluate the aggregate short- and long-term effects and cost efficiencies across Federal programs assisted or authorized under this chapter and related Federal preschool, elementary, and secondary programs under any other Federal law; and

(3) to increase the usefulness of evaluations of grant recipients in order to ensure the continuous progress of the program or project by improving the quality, timeliness, efficiency, and use of information relating to performance under the program or project.

(b) Subchapters I and III excluded

The Secretary may not reserve under subsection (a) of this section funds appropriated to carry out any program authorized under subchapter I or subchapter III of this chapter.

(c) Evaluation activities authorized elsewhere

If, under any other provision of this chapter (other than subchapter I), funds are authorized to be reserved or used for evaluation activities with respect to a program or project, the Secretary may not reserve additional funds under this section for the evaluation of that program or project.

(Pub. L. 89-10, title IX, Sec. 9601, as added Pub. L. 107-110, title IX, Sec. 901, Jan. 8, 2002, 115 Stat. 1985.)