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MVHAA: Education for Homeless Children and Youths - 2005

CFDA Number: 84.196 - Education for Homeless Children and Youth


Program Goal: To ensure access of homeless children and youth to the same free, appropriate public education as is provided to other children and youth.
Objective 8.1 of 1: Homeless children and youth will have greater access to a free and appropriate public education.
Indicator 8.1.1 of 2: State assessment participation: Percentage of homeless students that participate annually in the state assessments in reading and mathematics will increase.
Targets and Performance Data Assessment of Progress Sources and Data Quality
Percentage of homeless children and youth, grades 3-8, included in statewide assessments in reading and mathematics as reported by LEA subgrantees.
Year Actual Performance Performance Targets
 
Reading Math
Reading Math
2004
16 15
   
2005
   
17 16


Explanation: Baseline data were from a one-time collection from 2002. The 2002 results could not be disaggregated by subject matter. In 2004, the FY 2002 data were incorrectly reported (20%). The performance was actually 24%, aggregate figure for reading and math. Data were not collected in 2003. Beginning with 2004, data were reported disaggregated by subject matter.  
Additional Source Information: The data to be collected from states are from LEAs that have subgrantees and are capable of reporting such data. However, approximately only 10% of all school districts receive subgrant funds.

Frequency: Annually.
Collection Period: 2004 - 2005
Data Available: November 2005
Data collected by state assessments are validated by the individual state's data quality standards procedures. Data will reflect information principally from LEAs with McKinney-Vento subgrants.

Limitations: Collecting these data is not a statutory requirement; at this time, states will be required to provide program improvement data by 2006.

 
Indicator 8.1.2 of 2: State assessment achievement: Percentage of homeless students meeting or exceeding state's proficiency level or standard in reading and mathematics.
Targets and Performance Data Assessment of Progress Sources and Data Quality
Percentage of homeless students, grades 3-8, meeting or exceeding state proficiency standards in reading/language arts and mathematics.
Year Actual Performance Performance Targets
 
Reading Math
Reading Math
2002
30 24
   
2004
36 36
   
2005
   
34 26


Explanation: FY 2002 baseline data were from a one-time collection. Data were not collected in 2003.  
Frequency: Annually.
Collection Period: 2004 - 2005
Data Available: November 2005
Data collected by state assessments are validated by the individual state's data quality standards procedures. Data will reflect information principally from LEAs with McKinney-Vento subgrants.

Limitations: There is no statutory requirement for annual data collections to determine year to year progress.

 

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