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ESEA: Reading First State Grants - 2005

CFDA Number: 84.357 - Reading First State Grants


Program Goal: To improve kindergarten through third-grade student achievement in reading by supporting state and local educational agencies in establishing reading programs that are based on scientifically based reading research.
Objective 8.1 of 3: To increase the percentage of students that learn to read proficiently by the end of third grade.
Indicator 8.1.1 of 3: Reading Achievement in Reading First Schools: Increased percentages of grade 1-3 students will read at grade level or above in schools participating in Reading First programs, as measured by meeting or exceeding the Proficient level of performance on state reading assessments.
Targets and Performance Data Assessment of Progress Sources and Data Quality
Percentage of students in Reading First schools in grades 1-3 meeting or exceeding Proficient level in reading.
Year Actual Performance Performance Targets
 
Grade 1 Grade 2 Grade 3
Grade 1 Grade 2 Grade 3
2003
     
999 999 999


Explanation: The FY 2003 target is to establish a baseline. Targets for subsequent years will be determined after baseline data are reported.  
Source: Performance Report
Contractor Performance Report


Additional Source Information: Reading First Annual Performance Report. Recipients of Reading First grants, as required by statute, will submit Annual Performance Reports on reading results for students in grades 1, 2, and 3.

Frequency: Annually.
Collection Period: 2002 - 2003
Data Available: February 2005
Validated By: No Formal Verification.

 
Indicator 8.1.2 of 3: Reading Achievement in Reading First Schools for At-Risk Students: Increased percentages of grade 1-3 at-risk Reading First students will read at grade level or above, as measured by meeting or exceeding the proficient level of performance on state reading assessments.
Targets and Performance Data Assessment of Progress Sources and Data Quality
Percentage of at-risk RF students in grades 1-3 meeting or exceeding Proficient level in reading.
Year Actual Performance Performance Targets
 
Grade 1 Grade 2 Grade 3
Grade 1 Grade 2 Grade 3
2003
     
999 999 999


Explanation: The FY 2003 target is to establish a baseline. Targets for subsequent years will be determined after baseline data are reported. Data for this measure will be presented and made available in an alternate format.  
Source: Performance Report
Contractor Performance Report


Frequency: Annually.
Collection Period: 2002 - 2003
Data Available: February 2005
Validated By: No Formal Verification.

 
Indicator 8.1.3 of 3: Reading Achievement Statewide: Increased percentages of students will read at grade level or above, as measured by meeting or exceeding the Proficient level on the NAEP reading assessment.
Targets and Performance Data Assessment of Progress Sources and Data Quality
The percentage of fourth-grade students scoring at or above Proficient in reading on the NAEP.
Year Actual Performance Performance Targets
2000 28  
2002 30
2003 30 31
2005   32


Explanation: Data for this measure will be presented and made available in an alternate format.  
Source: NCES Survey/Assessment
Survey/Assessment: National Assessment of Educational Progress.

Frequency: Biennially.
Collection Period: 2002 - 2003
Data Available: February 2005
Validated By: NCES.

 

Objective 8.2 of 3: To decrease the percentage of kindergarten through third grade students in schools participating in Reading First who are referred for special education services based on their difficulties learning to read.
Indicator 8.2.1 of 1: Referrals to Special Education: Decreasing percentages of RF K-3 students will be referred for special education services based on their difficulties learning to read.
Targets and Performance Data Assessment of Progress Sources and Data Quality
Percentage of RF K-3 students referred for special education services.
Year Actual Performance Performance Targets
2003
 
999


Explanation: The FY 2003 target is to establish a baseline. Targets for subsequent years will be determined after baseline data are reported. Data for this measure will be presented and made available in an alternate format.  
Source: Performance Report
Contractor Performance Report


Additional Source Information: Reading First Annual Performance Report. Recipients of Reading First grants, as required by statute, will submit an Annual Performance Report that includes data for this indicator.

Frequency: Annually.
Collection Period: 2002 - 2003
Data Available: February 2005
Validated By: No Formal Verification.

 

Objective 8.3 of 3: To advance the success of the Reading First program by monitoring the progress of states in implementing their approved state plans.
Indicator 8.3.1 of 1: Implementation of Reading First Programs: The percentage of states that demonstrate progress in the implementation of their Reading First programs, as outlined in their approved state plans, will reach 100%.
Targets and Performance Data Assessment of Progress Sources and Data Quality
Percentage of states that demonstrate progress in implementing approved Reading First plans.
Year Actual Performance Performance Targets
2003
 
999


Explanation: The FY 2003 target is to establish a baseline. Targets for subsequent years will be determined after baseline data are reported. Data for this measure will be presented and made available in an alternate format.  
Source: Performance Report
Contractor Performance Report


Frequency: Annually.
Collection Period: 2002 - 2003
Data Available: February 2005
Validated By: No Formal Verification.

 

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