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

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ESEA: Indian Education Grants to Local Educational Agencies - 2004

CFDA Number: 84.060 - Indian Education Grants to Local Educational Agencies


Program Goal: 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
48
 
1998
47
 
2000
43
58
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
63
 
1998
61
 
2000
53
62
2001
 
64
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
 
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
60
2002
 
62
2004
 
64


Explanation: The schedule for testing is being revised to correspond with the No Child Left Behind Act's requirements. Assessments in reading and math for grades four and eight will be administered in all states every other year.  
Additional Source Information: National Assessment of Educational Progress, 2000, 2002, 2003; Schools and Staffing Survey, 1997.

Frequency: Biennially.
Collection Period: 2003 - 2004
Data Available: December 2005
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
Status: Data not collected

Explanation: The 1994 Elementary and Secondary School Act requires, by 2000-01, disaggregation of achievement data submitted by states to reflect American Indian and Alaska Native proficiency levels on state assessments. Data are not reported due to states not meeting the disaggregation of achievement data requirement under the NCLB act. Indicator is being revised for FY2005.  
Additional Source Information: NCLB Consolidated State Reports

Frequency: Biennially.
Collection Period: 2002 - 2003
Data Available: January 2005
Validated By: No Formal Verification.
Verified by Department attestation process and Standards for Evaluating Program Performance Data.

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
Status: Data not collected

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. Data are not reported due to difficulty in acquiring actual data due to small sample size of the American Indian and Alaska Native population. Indicator is being revised in FY 2005 to align with the NCLB act.  
Additional Source Information: NCES Transcript Data, 2000-01.

Frequency: Other.
Collection Period: 2002 - 2003
Data Available: January 2005
Validated By: No Formal Verification.
Census data validated by the Census Bureau review procedures and Census standards; OIE Annual Performance Report data supplied by grantees. No formal verification procedures applied; National Center for Educational Statistics Transcript data. Validated by the National Center for Educational Statistics review procedures and National Center for Educational Statistics statistical standards.

Limitations: Participation in Census surveys varies by regions and location, resulting in undercount of population.

 

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