U.S. Department of Education: Promoting Educational Excellence for all Americans

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Comprehensive School Reform - 2003

CFDA Number: 84.332A - ESEA Comprehensive School Reform


Goal 8: To enable low-performing students to improve their achievement to meet challenging standards
Objective 8.1 of 2: Student achievement in core subjects generally will show marked improvement in comprehensive school reform (CSR) program schools.
Indicator 8.1.1 of 1: State assessments: By 2014 all students in schools that have received CSR funding will meet or exceed proficiency on State assessments in reading and mathematics.
Targets and Performance Data Assessment of Progress Sources and Data Quality
Reading
Year Actual Performance Performance Targets
  Elementary Middle High Elementary Middle High
2000 67 56 72      
2001 75 77 64      
2002       78 80 67
2003       81 83 70

Mathematics
Year Actual Performance Performance Targets
  Elementary Middle High Elementary Middle High
2000 62 74 61      
2001 74 74 74      
2002       77 77 77
2003       80 80 80


 
Additional Source Information: No Child Left Behind (NCLB) Consolidated State Report

Frequency: Annually.
Collection Period: 2002 - 2003
Data Available: 2003

Limitations: The data for this indicator were self-reported by State Educational Agencies.

 

Objective 8.2 of 2: The number of schools providing high-quality curriculum and instruction and improving student outcomes will increase each year.
Indicator 8.2.1 of 1: Impact on school improvement: By 2014 no schools that have received CSR program funds will be designated as in need of improvement, while CSR funds continue to be targeted on the lowest achieving schools.
Targets and Performance Data Assessment of Progress Sources and Data Quality
Percentage of principals in Title I schools reporting that they are implementing a research-based school reform model
Year Actual Performance Performance Targets
1999 31  
2000 46  
2001   55
2002   60
2003   70


Explanation: Increasing numbers of Title I schools are implementing research-based school reform models to improve curriculum and instruction. The Comprehensive School Reform Demonstration Program is meeting its purpose of increasing awareness of and support for comprehensive school reform among states, districts and schools, and acts as a catalyst for how Title I funds can be used in schoolwide programs to support the adoption of research-based comprehensive school reform programs  
Additional Source Information: National Longitudinal Survey of Schools, 1999(baseline)/2000.

Frequency: Annually.

Data Available: 2003
Validated By: NCES.

Limitations: Data are taken from a nationally representative sample of Title I schools; no data are available on all Title I schools. Because data are based on self-reports, it is difficult to judge the extent to which reform programs are comprehensive and research-based. An examination of school documents on a subsample of Title I schools will allow some indication of the quality of comprehensive school reform efforts in Title I schools in general.

 

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