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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
2004   999


Progress: FY 2003 data could not be obtained, so FY 2004 will be used as the baseline.

Explanation: This indicator is a new indicator for FY 2003-4 and represents a new statutory requirement Section 722(g)(3)(A). ''Students remaining in their school of origin'' is an outcome indicator that demonstrates equal access and continuity of educational services. 2004 data will be obtained through developing baseline data from States with districts that received subgrant funds and maintained school of origin data. The program office will request approval to obtain a collection from all states for 2003-2004. This collection is not a statutory requirement, however is permissible under Sections 722 and 724 of the McKinney-Vento Act. The validity of outyear targets will be established following the determination of the baseline from 2003-4 data.  
Additional Source Information: The data to be collected from States are from LEAs that have received subgrantees and are capable of reporting such data. However, approximately only 10% of all school districts receive subgrant funds. This data is not a statutory requirement and no statutory required data on program improvement is required from States and available until 2006. Therefore, if the program office receives approval to have an OMB approved collection from all States and LEAs with McKinney-Vento subgrants this data period will cover the 2003-4 school year.

Frequency: Other.
Collection Period: 2003 - 2004
Data Available: November 2004
Validated By: No Formal Verification.

Limitations: Data will be available if the program office receives approval to conduct a large scale collection.

Improvements: If a collection is approved, data collected for 2004 will provide a baseline from data obtained from all states.

 
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
2002 20  
2003   999


Progress: This is first-time baseline data reported by all States for LEAs with subgrants serving homeless students. LEAs reporting for 2001-2 school year serving 200,748 students and 40,538 students were included in Statewide Assessments. This is baseline information. This information will be a better bechmark for future data.

Explanation: This indicator is a new indicator for FY 2003 and represents a new statutory requirement based on negociated regulations. ''Students participating annually in the state assessments in reading and mathematics''is an outcome indicator that demonstrates equal access and continuity of educational services. FY2002-2003 will be obtained through sampling a few States with districts that received subgrant funds and maintained school of origin data. Once the sample data is analyzed the program office will subsequently set targets for improvement in outcomes. 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: 2003 - 2004
Data Available: November 2004
The data to be collected from States are from LEAs that have received subgrantees and are capable of reporting such data.

Limitations: This data is self-reproted by LEAs with subgrants and can be subject to not including all homeless students due to tracking porblems.

 
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
2002 53  
2003   999


Progress: This is first-time baseline data for this population of students. This data was reported by all States for subgrantees in 2001-2. As a result of having all States report in 2001-2, this will be a better baseline indicator than a sample set of LEAs. States reported that of 40,538 who took State proficiency tests 21,643 or 53% were at the proficient level or above.

Explanation: This indicator is a new indicator for FY 2003 and is not a statutory requirement. FY2002-2003 will be obtained through sampling a few States with districts that received subgrant funds and maintained student data. Once the sample data is analyzed the program office will subsequently set targets for improvement in outcomes. The validity of outyear targets will be re-examined following the determination of the baseline.  
Additional Source Information: A sample of 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: Other.
Collection Period: 2003 - 2004
Data Available: November 2004

Limitations: However, approximately only 10% of all school districts receive subgrant funds. This data is not a statutory requirement and no statutory required data on program improvement is required from States and available until 2006. For 2003 we will sample States with subgrantee districts capable of reporting this data. Additional limitations: not all States broke out proficiency seperately by reading and math.

Improvements: This is baseline data and future data will be measured against this bechmark. States will be asked to break out data by subject area.

 

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