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Office of the Legislative Auditor - Financial Audit Division

Report Summary
Department of Education


Financial Audit Division Report 07-06 Released March 22, 2007

Audit Finding:
  • The Department of Education did not properly administer a contract for student testing services for the State Assessment and Related Activities Program (CFDA #84.369).
The audit report contained one audit finding relating to legal compliance.
   Audit Scope:

Programs material to the State of Minnesota’s financial statements and to federal program compliance for fiscal year 2006

Selected Audit Areas:
  • General Fund Educational Aids

  • Federal programs, including:
    • Child Nutrition Cluster
    • Special Education Cluster
    • Child and Adult Food Care
    • Title 1 Grants to Local Education Agencies
    • Improving Teacher Quality State Grants
    • Grants for State Assessments and Related Activities


The Department of Education is responsible for establishing educational standards for pre-kindergarten through twelfth grade and adult learners.  During fiscal year 2006, the department spent approximately $7.5 billion on educational programs, including $6.9 billion from the state’s General Fund and $578 million in federal funds.


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