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ESEA: Neglected and Delinquent State Agency Program - 2004

CFDA Number: 84.013 - Title I Program for Neglected and Delinquent Children


Program Goal: To ensure that neglected and delinquent children and youth will have the opportunity to meet the challenging state standards needed to further their education and become productive members of society.
Objective 8.1 of 1: Neglected or delinquent (N or D) students will improve academic and vocational skills needed to further their education or obtain employment.
Indicator 8.1.1 of 4: Progress and achievement: The percent of neglected or delinquent students obtaining a secondary school diploma, or its recognized equivalent, or obtaining employment will increase.
Targets and Performance Data Assessment of Progress Sources and Data Quality
Percent of N or D students obtaining diploma, diploma equivalent, or employment will increase.
Year Actual Performance Performance Targets
2003 8 999
2004   8.40
2005   8.80
Status: Pending

Progress: :This is a pilot test of a new measure for 2003. We pilot tested this measure with a small sample of five states. States were most able to report GED attainment, which are presented here. Students attaining diplomas or jobs are not presented because very few states had this information. We are working with states to improve the measure for next year.

Explanation: This is a new measure for 2003.  
Additional Source Information: Study of State Agency Activities Under Title I, Part D, Subpart I.

Frequency: Other.
Collection Period: 2003 - 2004
Data Available: April 2005
Validated By: On-Site Monitoring By ED.

Limitations: Another data limitation is that the denominator differed by state. For example, some states used all enrolled students, some selected out those who were GED-eligible. We are working with states to develop common data definitions.

 
Indicator 8.1.2 of 4: High school course credits: The number of high school course credits earned by neglected or delinquent students will increase.
Targets and Performance Data Assessment of Progress Sources and Data Quality
Average number of high school course credits earned by N or D students will increase.
Year Actual Performance Performance Targets
2003
78.40
999
2004
 
82.32
2005
 
86.24
Status: Pending

Progress: This is a pilot test of a new measure for 2003. We pilot tested this measure with a small sample of five states. States were not able to report the number of credits earned by students, but were able to report the numbers and percent of students earning credits; the percent of students earning high school credit, for those states that collect the data and are aligned with schools, is reported here.

Explanation: These data are from a very limited number of grantees and do not necessarily reflect the overall status of grantees. Another data limitation is that the denominator differed by state. For example, some states used all enrolled students, some selected out those who were high-school-credit-eligible. We are working with states to develop common data definitions. We are now improving the measure for next year.  
Additional Source Information: Study of State Agency Activities under Title I. Part D, Subpart I.

Frequency: Other.
Collection Period: 2003 - 2004
Data Available: April 2005
Validated By: On-Site Monitoring By ED.

 
Indicator 8.1.3 of 4: Academic skills: Neglected or delinquent students shall have the same opportunities to learn as students served in regular classrooms. The academic skills of neglected or delinquent students served will increase, closing this gap.
Targets and Performance Data Assessment of Progress Sources and Data Quality
Percent of N or D students that improve academic skills as measured on approved and validated measures.
Year Actual Performance Performance Targets
2003
 
999
2004
 
999
2005
 
999
Status: Data not collected

Progress: This is a pilot test of a new measure for 2003. We pilot tested this measure with a small sample of five states. No state was able to report these data. Therefore, baseline will be repeated in 2004. We are working with states on how to get these data for next year.

Explanation: The target for 2004 and 2005 is baseline +5%.

The performance targets for 2004 and 2005 are set at an annual 5% increase to the baseline.

 

Additional Source Information: Study of State Agency Activities under Title I, Part D, Subpart I.

Frequency: Other.
Collection Period: 2003 - 2004
Data Available: April 2005
Validated By: On-Site Monitoring By ED.

 
Indicator 8.1.4 of 4: Transition plan: The percent of students who have a high quality transition plan will increase.
Targets and Performance Data Assessment of Progress Sources and Data Quality
Percent of N or D students with transition plans to return to local school programs.
Year Actual Performance Performance Targets
2003
40
999
2004
 
42
2005
 
44


Progress: This is a pilot test of a new measure for 2003. We pilot tested this measure with a small sample of five states. During our pilot test of this new measure, we discovered that states are currently not able to report this information. Therefore, we are reporting the number of states in our pilot test whose State Education Agencies report a written transition plan requirement. We are working with states to improve this measure.

Explanation: This is a new measure for 2003. The target for 2004 is baseline +5%.  
Additional Source Information: Study of State Agency Activities under Title I, Part D, Subpart I.

Frequency: Other.
Collection Period: 2003 - 2004
Data Available: April 2005

 

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