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Ready-to-Learn Television - 2003

CFDA Number: 84.295 - Ready-To-Learn Television


Goal 8: The Ready-to-Learn Television Program will enhance the learning strategies of preschool and elementary children.
Objective 8.1 of 1: Develop, produce, and distribute high-quality televised educational programming for preschool and elementary school children and their caregivers.
Indicator 8.1.1 of 1: High-quality programming and materials produced by Ready to Learn (RTL) programs will increase and provide accountability measures to yield a positive increase in readiness to learn in preschool and elementary children.
Targets and Performance Data Assessment of Progress Sources and Data Quality
Percentage of preschool children demonstrating expressive vocabulary skills and emergent literacy skills as a result of viewing literacy based Ready to Learn television shows.
Year Actual Performance Performance Targets
 
Between the Lions Sesame Street
Between the Lions Sesame Street
2003
   
999 999

Percentage increase in the utilization of RTL skills among parents and child educators who attend workshops.
Year Actual Performance Performance Targets
 
Parents or Child Educators
Parents or Child Educators
2003
 
999


Explanation: 999 represents the baseline year. 60 percent of funds go for TV programming and the majority of the remainder to 144 Ready to Learn stations with coordinators who conduct workshops. Parents and Child Educators read one children's book to children each day. Baseline year is 2003. For the first measure, subsequent year targets will reflect a 5 percent increase over the preceding year. For the second measure, subsequent year targets will reflect a 10 percent increase over the preceding year.  
Additional Source Information: Mathematica, first year research contractor.

Frequency: Annually.
Collection Period: 2003
Data Available: December 2003

 

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