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

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ESEA: State Assessments - 2004

CFDA Numbers: 84.368 - Grants for Enhanced Assessment Instruments
84.368A - Enhanced Assessment Grants
84.369 - Grants for State Assessments and Related Activities


Program Goal: To support states in the development of state assessments.
Objective 8.1 of 1: By the 2005-2006 school year, all states, DC & Puerto Rico, will have rigorous assessments in both reading/language arts and mathematics in grades three through eight and in high school and will have rigorous annual assessments for all students in at least one grade per grande span (grades 3-5, 6-8, & high school) in science, all on which are aligned with their content specific academic content standards.
Indicator 8.1.1 of 3: Annual assessments: All states, DC & Puerto Rico, will have rigorous annual assessments for all students in grades 3 through 8 and in high schools in reading/language arts that align with the state's academic content standards.
Targets and Performance Data Assessment of Progress Sources and Data Quality
Number of states (including DC & PR) that have reading/language arts assessments in grades 3 through 8 and high school.
Year Actual Performance Performance Targets
2004
 
999
2005
 
18
2006
 
52


Progress: As required by NCLB, the Department must use a peer review process to review and approve State assessment systems under NCLB. States are required to have reading/language arts assessments in each of grades 3-8 and at the high school level that are aligned to State content and achievement standards by the 2005-2006 school year, In April 2004, the Department released the Peer Review instrument. The Department is scheduled to provide training on this instrument to peer reviewers and State Departments of Education in November 2004. Peer reviews of State assessment systems under NCLB are scheduled to begin in school year 2004-2005.

Explanation: For this indicator, States are only considered to have an approved assessment system in reading/language arts for each of grades 3-8 and for the high school level after having completed a successful peer review that demonstrates that the State has met all of the NCLB assessment requirements. 2004 is the baseline year. As explained above, no peer reviews were conducted in 2003-2004. Therefore, there are no data to report. The performance target for this measure is set at 52 for FY 2006 since States are required to have reading/language arts assessments in grades 3-8 and high school that meet NCLB assessment requirements in 2005-2006. While not yet peer reviewed or approved, in SY 2003-2004, 12 States administered standards-based reading/language arts assessments in each of grades 3-8 and at the high school level.  
Additional Source Information: Title I review processes (Standards & Assessments external peer review process)

Frequency: Annually.
Collection Period: 2003 - 2004
Data Available: September 2004

 
Indicator 8.1.2 of 3: Annual assessments: All states, DC & Puerto Rico, will have rigorous annual assessments for all students in grades 3 through 8 and in high schools in mathematics that align with the state's academic content standards.
Targets and Performance Data Assessment of Progress Sources and Data Quality
All states, DC & Puerto Rico, will have rigorous annual assessments for all students in grades 3 through 8 and in high schools in mathematics that align with the state's academic content standards.
Year Actual Performance Performance Targets
2004
 
999
2005
 
18
2006
 
52
2007
 
52
2008
 
52


Progress: As required by NCLB, the Department must use a peer review process to review and approve State assessment systems under NCLB. States are required to mathematics assessments in each of grades 3-8 and at the high school level that are aligned to State content and achievement standards by SY 2005-2006. In April 2004, the Department released the Peer Review instrument. The Department is scheduled to provide training on this instrument to peer reviewers and State Departments of Education in November 2004. Peer reviews of State assessment systems under NCLB are scheduled to begin in SY 2004-2005.

Explanation: For this indicator, States are only considered to have an approved assessment system in mathematics for each of grades 3-8 and for the high school level after having completed a successful peer review that demonstrates that the State has met all of the NCLB assessment requirements. 2004 is the baseline year. As explained above, no peer reviews were conducted in 2003-2004. Therefore, there are no data to report. The performance target for this measure is set at 52 for FY 2006 since States are required to have mathematics assessments in grades 3-8 and high school that meet NCLB assessment requirements in 2005-2006. While not yet peer reviewed or approved, in SY 2003-2004, 11 States administered standards-based mathematics assessments in each of grades 3-8 and at the high school level.  
Additional Source Information: Title I review processes (Standards & Assessments external peer review process)

Frequency: Annually.
Collection Period: 2003 - 2004
Data Available: December 2005

 
Indicator 8.1.3 of 3: Annual assessments: All states, DC & Puerto Rico, will have rigorous annual assessments for all students in at least one grade per grade span (grades 3-5,6-8, & high school) in science that align with the state's academic content standards.
Targets and Performance Data Assessment of Progress Sources and Data Quality
All states, DC & Puerto Rico, will have rigorous annual assessments for all students in at least one grade per grade span (grades 3-5,6-8, & high school) in science that align with the state's academic content standards.
Year Actual Performance Performance Targets
2004
 
999
2005
 
18
2006
 
21
2007
 
25
2008
 
52


Progress: As required by NCLB, the Department must use a peer review process to review and approve State assessment systems under NCLB. States are required to have science assessments for all students at least once in grades 3-5, once in grades 6-9, and once in grades 10-12 that are aligned to State content and achievement standards by SY 2007-2008. States must adopt and implement science standards for these same grade spans by SY 2005-2006. In April 2004, the Department released the Peer Review instrument. The Department is scheduled to provide training on this instrument to peer reviewers and State Departments of Education in November 2004. Peer reviews of State assessment systems under NCLB are scheduled to begin in SY 2004-2005.

Explanation: For this indicator, States are only considered to have an approved assessment system in science that assesses students at least once in grades 3-5, once in grades 6-9, and once in grades 10-12 after having completed a successful peer review that demonstrates that the State has met all of the NCLB assessment requirements. 2004 is the baseline year. As explained above, no peer reviews were conducted in 2003-2004. Therefore, there are no data to report. The performance target for this measure is set at 52 for FY 2008 since States are required to have science assessments that meet NCLB assessment requirements in 2007-2008.  
Additional Source Information: Title I review processes (Standards & Assessments external peer review process)

Frequency: Annually.
Collection Period: 2003 - 2004
Data Available: December 2005

 

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