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 Georgia MEP Continuous Improvement Cycle (GCIC)

​The primary purpose of the Georgia Migrant Education Program (Georgia MEP) is to help migrant children and youth overcome challenges due to mobility, cultural and language barriers, social isolation, and other difficulties associated with the migratory lifestyle, in order to help them succeed through the academic and or supplemental services provided to them.

The strategies for delivery of services have been determined by setting a three-step project planning process that every LEA must follow in order to ensure fidelity in the Continuous Improvement Cycle (CIC) of the Georgia MEP. The three steps in the project planning process for LEAs involve:

1. Submission of a CNA profile that captures the needs of the migrant population atthe LEA level;

2. Submission of implementation plan(s) in order to establish academic support services to be provided with projected measurable outcome(s) and;

3. Completion of implementation plan evaluation(s) for each implementation plan
submitted at the end of project cycle in order to validate actual measurable
outcome(s) as projected on original implementation plan(s) submitted.


Under Title I, Part C - Education of Migratory Children of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act, state educational agencies must conduct a Comprehensive Needs Assessment (CNA). According to the Office of Migrant Education (OME), the CNA main purpose is to identify the current needs and priorities of migrant students and families, select appropriate strategies to meet those needs, implement services that reflect such strategies, and assess the degree to which planned services have been successful at meeting identified needs. In addition, it proposes successful strategies that can be incorporated to move the MEP closer to achieving Federal program and state performance goals.


As required under Section 1306 of the reauthorized ESEA, the Georgia Migrant Education Program (Georgia MEP) has developed a statewide Service Delivery Plan (SDP) to be implemented during the 2013-2014 school year. This State plan is a current and comprehensive plan for how the services provided by the Georgia MEP and Local Educational Agencies (LEAs) are to be delivered in order to meet the needs of the migrant children and youth throughout the state.

You may access the current 2013 CNA & SDP Statewide Report HERE​


Omar Lopez-Nunez
State Research & Development Coordinator
Migrant Education Program
Georgia Department of Education
Office: (404) 463-1775