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McKinney-Vento Homeless Education Assistance Program - 2003

CFDA Number: 84.196 - Education for Homeless Children and Youth


Goal 8: To ensure access of homeless children and youth to the same free, appropriate public education as is provided to other children and youth.
Objective 8.1 of 1: Homeless children and youth will have greater access to a free and appropriate public education.
Indicator 8.1.1 of 3: Public schools: Percentage of homeless children and youth that remain in their school of origin.
Targets and Performance Data Assessment of Progress Sources and Data Quality
Percentage of homeless children and youth that remain in their school of origin, as reported by LEA subgrantees.
Year Actual Performance Performance Targets
2003   999


Explanation: This indicator is a new indicator for FY 2003 and represents a new statutory requirement. ''Students remaining in their school of origin'' is an outcome indicator that demonstrates equal access and continuity of educational services. FY2002-2003 data will serve as baseline data for this indicator. (The code for setting a baseline is 999.) The performance targets for outyears are set at a 5% increase to the baseline. The validity of outyear targets will be re-examined following the determination of the baseline.  
Additional Source Information: Data will be collected through a State performance report which includes information from LEA subgrantees about homeless students in their districts aided by McKinney-Vento.

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

Limitations: Data from state assessments will be disaggregated at the LEA level and reported for schools that receive McKinney-Vento subgrants.

Improvements: Data collected for 2003 will provide a baseline. After 2003, the Department will collect data annually and set targets based on the baseline.

 
Indicator 8.1.2 of 3: State assessment participation: Percentage of homeless students that participate annually in the state assessments in reading and mathematics.
Targets and Performance Data Assessment of Progress Sources and Data Quality
Percentage of homeless children and youth included in statewide assessments in reading and mathematics as reported by LEA subgrantees.
Year Actual Performance Performance Targets
2003   999


Explanation: This indicator is a new indicator for FY 2003 and represents a new statutory requirement. Homeless students are required under NCLB to be included in statewide assessments. Fy 2002-2003 data will serve as baseline data for this indicator. (The code for setting a baseline is 999.) The performance targets for outyears are set at a 5% increase to the baseline. The validity of outyear targets will be re-examined following the determination of the baseline.  
Additional Source Information: LEAs that are recipients of grant funds will report on the percentage of homeless students who participate in the state assessment in reading and mathematics.

Frequency: Annually.
Collection Period: 2002 - 2003
Data Available: January 2004
Data collected by state assessments are validated by the individual state's data quality standards procedures.

 
Indicator 8.1.3 of 3: State assessment achievement: Percentage of homeless students meeting or exceeding state's proficiency level or standard in reading and mathematics.
Targets and Performance Data Assessment of Progress Sources and Data Quality
Percentage of homeless students meeting or exceeding state proficiency standards.
Year Actual Performance Performance Targets
2003   999


Explanation: This indicator reflects a new statutory requirement. Homeless students are required under NCLB to be included in statewide assessments. FY 2002-2003 assessment data will serve as baseline data for this indicator. The performance targets for outyears are set at a 5% increase to the baseline. The validity of outyear targets will be re-examined following the determination of the baseline.  
Additional Source Information: LEAs that are recipients of grant funds will report on the percentage of homeless students who meet or exceed proficiency standards on state assessments.

Frequency: Annually.
Collection Period: 2002 - 2003
Data Available: January 2004

Limitations: Data from state assessments will be disaggregated at the LEA level by schools that receive McKinney-Vento subgrants. Student achievement in the schools that receive grant funds will be reported as baseline in 2003 with targets set for suceeding years.

 

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