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ESEA: National Writing Project - 2005

CFDA Number: 84.928 - National Writing Project (OII)

Program Goal: To improve the quality of student writing and learning
Objective 8.1 of 1: To support and promote the establishment of teacher training programs designed to improve the writing skills of students and teachers.
Indicator 8.1.1 of 1: Students taught by the National Writing Project (NWP) teachers will show improved student writing skills.
Targets and Performance Data Assessment of Progress Sources and Data Quality
Percentage of students of NWP trained teachers who achieve effectiveness in major areas of writing competence such as persuasive and rhetorical.
Year Actual Performance Performance Targets

Percentage of students of NWP trained teachers who demonstrate clear control of the writing conventions of usage, mechanics, and spelling will increase.
Year Actual Performance Performance Targets

Explanation: No data were available for SY 2003-2004. Therefore the FY 2005 target is to set the baseline.  
Additional Source Information: Sites will determine assessment instruments to be used (possible examples are Academy for Educational Development-derived tests and the NAEP Test of Writing) in cooperation with the NWP Research Division.

Frequency: Annually.
Collection Period: 2004 - 2005
Data Available: September 2005
Validated By: No Formal Verification.

Limitations: NWP sites measure effectiveness using different instruments, so data are difficult to aggregate.


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