|CFDA Number:||84.361 - Voluntary Public School Choice|
|Program Goal: To assist states and local school districts in creating, expanding, and implementing a public school choice program.|
|Objective 8.1 of 1: The Voluntary Public School Choice Program increases options for public school choice.|
|Indicator 8.1.1 of 1: The number and percentage of families who exercise public school choice will increase annually.|
|Targets and Performance Data||Assessment of Progress||Sources and Data Quality|
Explanation: FY 2004 data established the baseline for (a) and (b). The number of students who have the option of attending participating VPSC schools is the total of all students eligible to apply for transfers. In some instances, grantees may not have slots available for all students applying for a transfer. For instance, VPSC in Chicago includes 23 schools, but the transfer option is offered districtwide. Nine sites reported that 3,694 students transferred under VPSC. The percentage of students participating in VPSC (b) is the percentage of students who transfer among those eligible to participate across the 13 total grantees. (a) Performance target is the estimated number of participating students when projects are fully implemented, excluding Florida, for which no estimate was possible. (b) The target for 2005 is is the baseline plus 2%.
Additional Source Information: National Evaluation of the Voluntary Public School Choice Program.
Collection Period: 2004 - 2005
Data Available: November 2005
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