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

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ESEA: Special Programs for Indian Children - 2005

CFDA Numbers: 84.299A - Indian Education Special Programs for Indian Children
84.299B - Indian Education--Professional Development Grants


Program Goal: Special Programs for Indian Children
Objective 8.1 of 2: Discretionary programs will focus on improving educational opportunities and services for American Indian and Alaska Native children and adults.
Indicator 8.1.1 of 1: Increasing percentages of the teacher and principal workforces serving American Indian and Alaska Native students will themselves be American Indian and Alaska Native.
Targets and Performance Data Assessment of Progress Sources and Data Quality
The percentage of program participants who become principals/vice principals/school administrators with 25 percent or more American Indian and Alaska Native students.
Year Actual Performance Performance Targets
 
Principals
Principals
2005
 
20

Percentage of program participants who become teachers in schools with 25 percent or more American Indian and Alaska Native students.
Year Actual Performance Performance Targets
 
Teachers
Teachers
2005
 
23

The percentage of program participants who receive full state licensure.
Year Actual Performance Performance Targets
2005
 
75


Explanation: Projects for preservice teacher training began in FY 2000 and were completed in FY 2003. Three-year projects for pre-service administrative training were only funded in FY 2001 and werecompleted in FY 2004.  
Additional Source Information: Office of Indian Education Project Performance Reports; Schools and Staffing Survey 1999; National Longitudinal Survey of Schools (1998-99 and 2000-01).

Frequency: Annually.
Collection Period: 2002 - 2003
Data Available: June 2005
Validated By: NCES.

Limitations: Sample size is small and it is costly to add supplemental samples to data collection programs. National sample results in an under representation in sample count.

Improvements: Monitor the number of American Indian and Alaska Native students through LEAs' reporting on program effectiveness in their Annual Performance Report.

 

Objective 8.2 of 2: Discretionary programs will focus on improving educational opportunities and services for Indian children and adults.
Indicator 8.2.1 of 2: Increasing percentages of preschool American Indian and Alaska Native students will possess school readiness skills gained through a scientifically based research designed curriculum that prepares them for kindergarten.
Targets and Performance Data Assessment of Progress Sources and Data Quality
Percentage of 3-4 year old children achieving educationally significant gains on a measure of language and communication development based on curriculum benchmarks.
Year Actual Performance Performance Targets
2005
 
46

Percentage of 3-4 year old children achieving educationally significant gains on prescribed measure of cognitive skills and conceptual knowledge, including mathematics, science and early reading based on curriculum benchmarks.
Year Actual Performance Performance Targets
2005
 
46

Percentage of 3-4 year old children achieving educationally significant gains on prescribed measure of social development that facilitates self-regulation of attention, behavior and emotion based on curriculum benchmarks.
Year Actual Performance Performance Targets
2005
 
46


Explanation: Data collection for this new program will begin in FY 2004.  
Additional Source Information: OIE Project Performance Reports.

Frequency: Annually.
Collection Period: 2003 - 2004
Data Available: March 2005
Validated By: No Formal Verification.
Office of Indian Education performance report data supplied by grantees.

Limitations: Substantial variation will exist in curriculum benchmarks and assessments.

 
Indicator 8.2.2 of 2: Increasing percentages of American Indian and Alaska Native high school graduates will increase competency and skills in challenging subject matters, including mathematics and science, to enable successful transition to postsecondary education.
Targets and Performance Data Assessment of Progress Sources and Data Quality
Percentage of high school students successfully completing (as defined by receiving a passing grade) challenging core courses. Core subjects include English, math, science and social studies.
Year Actual Performance Performance Targets
2005
 
46

The percentage of students participating in the program that have college assessment scores (ACT, SAT or PSAT) as high or higher than the district average.
Year Actual Performance Performance Targets
2005
 
46


Explanation: Data collection for new program will begin in FY 2004. Core subjects include English, math, science and social studies.  
Additional Source Information: Project Performance Reports.

Frequency: Annually.
Collection Period: 2003 - 2004
Data Available: March 2005
Validated By: No Formal Verification.
Office of Indian Education performance report data are supplied by grantees.

Limitations: Substantial variation may exist in methods used to assess student performance.

 

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