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State Assessments - 2003

CFDA Number: 84.368 - Grants for Enhanced Assessment Instruments


Goal 8: To support states in the development of state assessments.
Objective 8.1 of 1: By the 2005-2006 school year, all states and entities will have assessments in both reading/language arts and mathematics in grades three through eight and in high schools.
Indicator 8.1.1 of 2: Annual assessments: All states will have annual assessments for all students in grades 3 through 8 and in high schools in reading/language arts and mathematics.
Targets and Performance Data Assessment of Progress Sources and Data Quality
Number of states that have reading/language arts assessments in grades 3 through 8 and high school.
Year Actual Performance Performance Targets
2003   21
2004   26
2005   39
2006   52

Number of states that have mathematics assessments in grades 3 through 8 and high school.
Year Actual Performance Performance Targets
2003   21
2004   26
2005   39
2006   52


Explanation: States are required to have reading/language arts assessments in grades 3 through 8 and high school by 2005-2006. The 2006 performance target of 52 is set to reflect the compliance of 50 states, Puerto Rico and the District of Columbia.  
Additional Source Information: No Child Left Behind (NCLB) Consolidated State Application FY 2002 and NCLB Consolidated State Report; Peer Review, Title I review processes



 
Indicator 8.1.2 of 2: State assessments: All states and entities will have assessments in science in grades three through eight and high school.
Targets and Performance Data Assessment of Progress Sources and Data Quality
Number of states and entities that have science assessments in grades 3-8 and high school.
Year Actual Performance Performance Targets
- No Data -


Explanation: The performance target for this measure is set at 52 for FY 2008. States are not required to have science assessments in grades 3-8 and high school until 2007-2008. This performance measure reflects a long term goal based on requirements set up in NCLB.  
Additional Source Information: No Child Left Behind (NCLB) Consolidated State Application FY 2002 and NCLB Consolidated State Report; Peer Review, Title I review processes



 

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