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ESEA: 21st Century Community Learning Centers - 2004

CFDA Number: 84.287 - Twenty-First Century Community Learning Centers


Program Goal: To enable public elementary and secondary schools to plan, implement, or expand extended learning opportunities for the benefit of the educational, health, social service, cultural, and recreational needs of their communities.
Objective 8.1 of 2: Participants in 21st Century Community Learning Center Programs will demonstrate educational and social benefits and exhibit positive behavioral changes.
Indicator 8.1.1 of 2: Achievement: Students regularly participating in the program will show improvement in achievement through measures such as test scores, grades, and/or teacher reports.
Targets and Performance Data Assessment of Progress Sources and Data Quality
Percentage of regular program participants whose Math/English grades improved from fall to spring.
Year Actual Performance Performance Targets
 
Elementary Math Elementary English Middle or High School Math Middle or High School English Overall Math Overall English
Elementary Math Elementary English Middle or High School Math Middle or High School English Overall Math Overall English
2000
43 45 36 37 39 41
           
2001
43 46 37 39 40 43
45 45 45 45 45 45
2002
41.10 44.20 37.20 39.40 39.40 42.30
45 45 45 45 45 45
2003
42.70 45.20 35.50 37.40 40 42.10
45 45 45 45 45 45
2004
           
45 45 45 45 45 45

Percentage of regular program participants whose achievement test scores improved from below grade level to at or above grade level.
Year Actual Performance Performance Targets
 
Elementary Math Elementary English Middle or High School Math Middle or High School English Overall Math Overall English
Elementary Math Elementary English Middle or High School Math Middle or High School English Overall Math Overall English
2000
5.80 5.10 3.90 3.90 4.80 4.50
           
2001
5 4.10 8.10 5.50 6.60 6
6 6 6 6 6 6
2002
3.70 4 2 3.90 3.70 4.10
6 6 6 6 6 6
2003
5.10 4.30 3.70 4.40 4.50 4.40
6 6 6 6 6 6
2004
           
6 6 6 6 6 6

Percentage of regular program participants with teacher-reported improvement in homework completion and class participation.
Year Actual Performance Performance Targets
 
Elementary Middle or High School Math Overall
Elementary Middle or High School Math Overall
2000
76 64 69
     
2001
74 71 73
75 75 75
2002
76.30 73.60 75.50
75 75 75
2003
77.70 73.40 76.60
75 75 75
2004
     
75 75 75


Explanation: Targets met only for some metrics. Improvement over 2002 performance for most metrics, except for Math/English grade improvement. New contract awarded in September 2003 to provide Technical Assistance to grantees for quality programming in content areas.  
Additional Source Information: 21st Century Community Learning Centers Annual Performance Report.

Frequency: Annually.
Collection Period: 2002 - 2003
Data Available: January 2004
Validated By: No Formal Verification.
Data supplied by grantees.

 
Indicator 8.1.2 of 2: Behavior: Students participating in the program will show improvement through measures such as school attendance, classroom performance, and decreased disciplinary actions or other adverse behaviors.
Targets and Performance Data Assessment of Progress Sources and Data Quality
Percentage of students with teacher-reported improvements in student behavior
Year Actual Performance Performance Targets
 
Elementary Middle or High School Overall
Elementary Middle or High School Overall
2000
62 57 59
70 70 70
2001
73 75 74
75 75 75
2002
76 76.90 76.30
75 75 75
2003
77.60 76.10 77.50
75 75 75
2004
     
75 75 75


Explanation: According to teacher reports in 2003, 77.5 percent of the students who regularly participated in 21st Century Community Learning Center programs showed behavioral improvements (up from 76.3% in 2002).  
Additional Source Information: 21st Century Community Learning Centers Annual Performance Reports.

Frequency: Annually.
Collection Period: 2002 - 2003
Data Available: January 2004
Validated By: No Formal Verification.
Data supplied by grantees.

Limitations: Teacher reports are subjective and thus subject to variation over time and across sites.

 

Objective 8.2 of 2: 21st Century Community Learning Centers will show improvement through measures such as school attendance, classroom performance and decreased disciplinary actions or other adverse behaviors
Indicator 8.2.1 of 2: Core educational services: Percent of centers that offer high-quality services in at least one core academic area, such as reading and literacy, mathematics, and science.
Targets and Performance Data Assessment of Progress Sources and Data Quality
Percentage of 21st Century Centers reporting emphasis in at least one core academic area.
Year Actual Performance Performance Targets
2000
97
85
2001
96
85
2002
94.80
85
2003
96.10
85
2004
 
85


Explanation: The vast majority of centers (96.1%) report an emphasis on a core academic area. This is up from 94.8% in 2002  
Additional Source Information: 21st CCLC Annual Performance Report.

Frequency: Annually.
Collection Period: 2002 - 2003
Data Available: January 2004
Validated By: No Formal Verification.
Data supplied by grantees.

Improvements: Data collection for web-based system will be upgraded periodically.

 
Indicator 8.2.2 of 2: Enrichment and support activities: Percentage of centers that offer enrichment and support activities such as nutrition and health, art, music, technology, and recreation.
Targets and Performance Data Assessment of Progress Sources and Data Quality
Percentage of 21st Century Centers offering enrichment and support activities in technology
Year Actual Performance Performance Targets
2000 70 85
2001 79 85
2002 80.60 85
2003 81.30 85
2004   85

Percentage of 21st Century Centers offering enrichment and support activities in other areas.
Year Actual Performance Performance Targets
2000 97 85
2001 95 85
2002 96 85
2003 95.90 85
2004   85


Explanation: The vast majority of the centers (96%) offer enrichment and support services with a significant proportion (81.3%) offering computer- or technology-related activities. This is up from 80.6% in 2001.  
Additional Source Information: 21st CCLC Annual Performance Report.

Frequency: Annually.
Collection Period: 2002 - 2003
Data Available: January 2004
Validated By: No Formal Verification.
Data supplied by grantees.

Improvements: Data collection for web-based system will be upgraded periodically.

 

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