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

A r c h i v e d  I n f o r m a t i o n

Indian Education - 2003

CFDA Number: 84.060 - Indian Education Grants to Local Educational Agencies


Goal 8: To help American Indian and Alaska Native children achieve to the same challenging standards expected of all students by supporting access to programs that meet their unique educational and culturally related academic need.
Objective 8.1 of 1: American Indian and Alaska Native students served by LEAs receiving Indian Education Formula Grants will progress at rates similar to those for all students in achievement to standards, promotion, and graduation.
Indicator 8.1.1 of 3: Student achievement: Increasing percentages of American Indian and Alaska Native students will meet or exceed the performance standards established by national assessments.
Targets and Performance Data Assessment of Progress Sources and Data Quality
Percentage of American Indian and Alaska Native students in grade 4 who were at or above basic level in reading on NAEP
Year Actual Performance Performance Targets
1994 48  
1998 47  
2000 43  
2002   60
2004   62

Percentage of American Indian and Alaska Native students in grade 8 who were at or above basic level in reading on NAEP
Year Actual Performance Performance Targets
1994 63  
1998 61  
2000 53  
2001   64
2004   66

Percentage of American Indian and Alaska Native students in grade 4 who scored at or above basic level in math on NAEP
Year Actual Performance Performance Targets
1996 52  
2002   64
2004   66

Percentage of American Indian and Alaska Native students in grade 8 who scored at or above basic level in math on NAEP
Year Actual Performance Performance Targets
1996 52  
2000 42  
2002   62
2004   64


 
Source: NCES Survey/Assessment
Survey/Assessment: National Assessment of Educational Progress.

Additional Source Information: National Assessment of Educational Progress, 2000, 2002; Schools and Staffing Survey, 1997.

Frequency: Biennially.
Collection Period: 2002
Data Available: May 2003
Validated By: NCES.
Data validated by National Center for Education Statistics review procedures and National Center for Education Statistics statistical standards.

Limitations: The small sample (for the sub-population of American Indian and Alaska Native students) means there is a high degree of standard error surrounding the estimates and limits data collection and possibilities for comparison to other populations. These estimates will vary greatly until a larger population is surveyed.

 
Indicator 8.1.2 of 3: Increasing percentages of American Indian and Alaska Native students will meet or exceed the performance standards established by states.
Targets and Performance Data Assessment of Progress Sources and Data Quality
Number of states reporting an increase in the percentage of American Indian and Alaska Native students in schools who meet proficient and advanced performance levels in reading and math
Year Actual Performance Performance Targets
2003   34
2004   35


 
Source: Performance Report
Grantee Performance Report: 1810-0503 Annual Performance Reporting Format for OIE Formula Grants to LEAs.

Additional Source Information: Performance Consolidated State Reports, Title I Section.

Frequency: Annually.
Collection Period: 2002
Data Available: May 2003
Validated By: No Formal Verification.

Limitations: Substantial variation across states in their definitions of proficient student performance.

 
Indicator 8.1.3 of 3: Student promotion and graduation: Increasing percentages of American Indian and Alaska Native students will graduate at rates comparable to all students.
Targets and Performance Data Assessment of Progress Sources and Data Quality
Percentage of American Indian and Alaska Natives 20 to 24 years old who are high school graduates
Year Actual Performance Performance Targets
1998 70  
2000   75
2001   80
2003   81
2004   82


Explanation: Projects are targeting services to reduce dropouts and increase the graduation rates of American Indian and Alaska Native students. Increased promotion and graduation completion are expected. Unable to locate any specific racial/ethnic data on educational attainment from 2000 census data on website. Only total U.S. data are reported. Results from the NCES transcript data for 2000-2001 will not be available until January 2003. Analysis of data from the 2001-02 annual performance report will not be completed until Spring 2003.  
Additional Source Information: NCES Transcript Data, OIE Annual Performance Report

Frequency: Other.
Collection Period: 2002
Data Available: January 2003
Validated By: No Formal Verification.
Census data validated by the Census Bureau review procedures and Census standards; OIE Annual Performance Report data supplied by grantee. No formal verification procedures applied; National Center for Educational Statistics Transcript data. Validated by the National Center for Educational Statistics review procedures and National Center for Educational Statistics.

Limitations: Participation in Census surveys varies by regions and location, resulting in undercount of population.

 

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