|CFDA Number:||84.295 - Ready-To-Learn Television|
|Program Goal: 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|
Explanation: The performance targets for FY 2004 and 2005 are set at an annual 5% increase to the baseline. Sixth 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.
Additional Source Information: 2003/Baseline: Face-to-face parent interviews and phone interviews with child educators, Ready To Learn National Evaluation, Mathematica Policy Research, Inc., research contractor.2004: Survey (paper and pencil, Internet, and telephone) of parent and child educator workshop attendees including retrospective pretest items. Ready To Learn federal performance indicator research project, WestEd, research contractor.
Collection Period: 2002 - 2003
Data Available: December 2004
WestEd and reviewed by staff of PBS Ready To Learn and Department of Education.
Limitations: 2003/Baseline: Self-reported data from 583 parents and 304 child educators who attended Ready To Learn workshops at a non-random sample of 20 Ready To Learn stations. 2004: Self-report data from 143 parents and 131 educators who attended a Ready To Learn workshop from a random sample of workshops.
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