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
59
 
2000
63
 
2002
51
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
58
 
2001
 
64
2002
61
 
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
 
2000
53
 
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


Explanation: NAEP Assessment for reading and math are not administered annually. National trends indicate performance in reading and math are declining.  
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: 2003
Data Available: October 2004
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


Explanation: No data available  
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: 2003
Data Available: October 2004
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.  
Additional Source Information: OIE Annual Performance Report

Frequency: Other.
Collection Period: 2003
Data Available: October 2004
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. 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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