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ESEA: State Assessments - 2005

CFDA Numbers: 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, the District of Columbia and Puerto Rico will have rigorous assessments in both reading/language arts and mathematics in grades three through eight and high school and will have rigorous annual assessments for all students in at least one grade per grade span (3-5, 6-8 and high school) in science, all on which are aligned with their content specific academic content standards.
Indicator 8.1.1 of 5: Annual Assessments: All states, the District of Columbia and 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
The number of states (including DC and 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


Explanation: States are required to have reading/language arts assessments in grades 3 through 8 and high school by 2005-2006. The 2006 performance target of 52 is set to reflect the compliance of 50 states, Puerto Rico and the District of Columbia. The FY 2004 target is to establish a baseline.  
Additional Source Information: Standards and Assessment external peer review process; Title I review processes; staff recommendations; and approval decision by the Secretary

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

 
Indicator 8.1.2 of 5: Annual Assessments: All states, the District of Columbia and 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
The number of states (including DC and PR) that have mathematics assessments in grades 3 through 8 and high school.
Year Actual Performance Performance Targets
2004
 
999
2005
 
18
2006
 
52
2007
 
52
2008
 
52


Explanation: States are required to have reading/language arts assessments in grades 3 through 8 and high school by 2005-2006. The 2006 performance target of 52 is set to reflect the compliance of 50 states, Puerto Rico and the District of Columbia. The FY 2004 target is to establish a baseline.  
Additional Source Information: Standards and Assessment external peer review process; Title I review processes; staff recommendations; and approval decision by the Secretary.

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

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


Explanation: States are not required to have science assessments in grades 3-8 and high school until 2007-2008. This performance measure reflects a long term goal based on requirements set up in NCLB. The FY 2004 target is to establish a baseline.  
Additional Source Information: Standards and Assessment external peer review process; Title I review processes; staff recommendations; and approval decision by the Secretary.

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

 
Indicator 8.1.4 of 5: Field Testing Reading: States field testing assessments in reading/language arts.
Targets and Performance Data Assessment of Progress Sources and Data Quality
The number of states that have completed field testing of the required assessments in reading/language arts.
Year Actual Performance Performance Targets
2003 16  
2004 19  
2005   30
2006   52


 
Additional Source Information: Consolidated State Performance Reports and state Web sites.

Frequency: Annually.
Collection Period: 2004 - 2005
Data Available: September 2006
Validated By: No Formal Verification.

 
Indicator 8.1.5 of 5: Field Testing Math: States field testing assessment in mathematics.
Targets and Performance Data Assessment of Progress Sources and Data Quality
The number of states that have completed field testing of the required assessments in mathematics.
Year Actual Performance Performance Targets
2003 16  
2004 19  
2005   30
2006   52


 
Additional Source Information: Consolidated State Performance Reports and state Web sites

Frequency: Annually.
Collection Period: 2004 - 2005
Data Available: September 2006
Validated By: No Formal Verification.

 

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