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

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Comprehensive Centers Program - 2003

CFDA Number: 84.283A - Comprehensive Regional Assistance Centers Program


Goal 8: To assist Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA) recipients in improving teaching and learning for all children, particularly children at risk of education failure
Objective 8.1 of 1: Provide high-quality comprehensive technical assistance to states, territories, tribes, school districts, and schools that help students reach high academic standards.
Indicator 8.1.1 of 2: Addressing legislative priorities: 80% of comprehensive center customers served will be schoolwide programs, high-poverty schools, and Bureau of Indian Affairs-funded schools.
Targets and Performance Data Assessment of Progress Sources and Data Quality
Comprehensive Center customers (in percentages)
Year Actual Performance Performance Targets
 
Schoolwide Programs High-poverty schools, non-schoolwide programs BIA Schools TOTAL
Schoolwide Programs High-poverty schools, non-schoolwide programs BIA Schools TOTAL
1998
50 12 4 66
      80
1999
44 30 3 77
      80
2000
59 26 2 89
      80
2001
44 43 3 89
      80
2002
52 34 1 87
      80
2003
51 41 1.50 94
      80


Explanation: In addition to these targeted schools, comprehensive Centers also serve other schools as well as support customers in State agencies, local school districts, and intermediate school units in implementing NCLB..  
Additional Source Information: Comprehensive Centers (CC) performance reports, including Data Tables.

Frequency: Semi-Annually.
Collection Period: 2002 - 2003
Data Available: October 2003
Validated By: No Formal Verification.
Data are available semi-annually-June 2003 and October 2003. Data supplied by project's uniform reporting system. No formal verification procedure applied to data collection, but data analysis validated by outside contractor.

Limitations: Self-reported project-level data have been analyzed with assistance of an outside contractor. Improvement in the uniform data collection system has resulted in more valid data being reported.

 
Indicator 8.1.2 of 2: Showing impact with customers: Participants in center activities report that they have incorporated information or skills they have learned from the Centers activities into their work.
Targets and Performance Data Assessment of Progress Sources and Data Quality
Percentage of school-based participants
Year Actual Performance Performance Targets
1999
72  
   
2001
71  
75  
2003
76  
75  

Percentage of State and district administrators
Year Actual Performance Performance Targets
2001
82
 
2003
 
83

Percent of State and district administrators.
Year Actual Performance Performance Targets
2003
63
999
Status: Target met

Explanation: Two customer sources impact data are used, with a common inquiry istrument. School-based respondents are primarily teachers and principals. State and local administrators include coordinators of specific federal programs (e.g., Title I, Migrant Ed, others).  
Additional Source Information: Comprehensive Center Customer survey.

Frequency: Biennially.
Collection Period: - 2003
Data Available: September 2003
Validated By: No Formal Verification.

Improvements: Customer surveys are legislatively required every two years.

 

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