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Goal 2:
Improve Student Achievement | Programs

Seventy-six of our grant programs most directly support Goal 2. These programs are listed below.

  • For information about the program, click “program information.”
  • For a summary of a program’s performance (the percentage of its performance targets that it met over the last four years), the program's FY 2005 budget, and the program's FY 2005 expenditures, go to “performance summary.”
  • For a program’s FY 2005 performance report, showing its results on each of its measures, go to “performance report.”
  • For programs that were analyzed under OMB's PART process, go to “PART” for a summary of the results of that analysis.

APEB:  American Printing House for the Blind
(program information | performance summary [PDF, 460K] | performance report)
Program Goal: Pre-college-level blind students will receive appropriate educational materials that result in improved educational outcomes.


CFAA:  Supplemental Education Grants
(program information | performance summary [PDF, 460K] | performance report)
Program Goal: To augment funding for educational services for the Federated States of Micronesia and the Republic of the Marshall Islands.


CRA:  Training and Advisory Services
(program information | performance summary [PDF, 460K] | performance report)
Program Goal: To support access and equity in public schools and help school districts solve equity problems in education related to race, gender, and national origin.


ESEA:  21st Century Community Learning Centers
(program information | performance summary [PDF, 460K] | performance report | PART [PDF, 316K])
Program Goal: To establish community-learning centers that help students in high-poverty, low-performing schools meet academic achievement standards; to offer a broad array of additional services designed to complement the regular academic program; and to offer families of student’s opportunities for educational development.

ESEA:  Advanced Credentialing
(program information | performance summary [PDF, 460K] | performance report)
Program Goal: Support teachers seeking advanced certification through high-quality professional teacher enhancement programs designed to improve teaching and learning.

ESEA:  Advanced Placement
(program information | performance summary [PDF, 460K] | performance report)
Program Goal: To increase the number of low-income high school students prepared to pursue higher education.

ESEA:  Alaska Native Education Equity
(program information | performance summary [PDF, 460K] | performance report)
Program Goal:  To help meet the unique educational needs of Alaska Natives and to support the development of supplemental educational programs to benefit Alaska Natives.

ESEA:  Arts In Education
(program information | performance summary [PDF, 460K] | performance report)
Program Goal: To help ensure that all program participants meet challenging state academic content standards in the arts.

ESEA:  Charter Schools Grants
(program information | performance summary [PDF, 460K] | performance report)
Program Goal: To support the creation of a large number of high-quality charter schools.

ESEA: Civic Education: Cooperative Education Exchange
(program information | performance summary [PDF, 460K] | performance report)
Program Goal: To enhance the attainment of the third and sixth national goals by educating students about the U.S. Constitution and the Bill of Rights.

ESEA:  Comprehensive School Reform
(program information | performance summary [PDF, 460K] | performance report)
Program Goal: To enable low-performing students to improve their achievement to meet challenging standards.

ESEA:  Credit Enhancement for Charter School Facilities
(program information | performance summary [PDF, 460K] | performance report)
Program Goal: Increase the number of charter school facilities acquired, constructed or renovated.

ESEA:  Dropout Prevention Programs
(program information | performance summary [PDF, 460K] | performance report)
Program Goal: To implement research-based, sustainable, and coordinated school dropout prevention and re-entry programs.

ESEA: Early Childhood Educator Professional Development
(program information | performance summary [PDF, 460K] | performance report)
Program Goal: To enhance the school readiness of young children, particularly disadvantaged young children.

ESEA:  Early Reading First
(program information | performance summary [PDF, 460K] | performance report)
Program Goal: To support local efforts to enhance the early language, literacy, and prereading development of preschool age children through strategies and professional development based on scientifically based reading research.

ESEA:  Education for Native Hawaiians
(program information | performance summary [PDF, 460K] | performance report)
Program Goal:  To support innovative projects to provide supplemental services that address the educational needs of Native Hawaiian children and adults.

ESEA:  Educational Technology State Grants
(program information | performance summary [PDF, 460K] | performance report)
Program Goal: To facilitate the comprehensive and integrated use of educational technology into instruction and curricula to improve teaching and student achievement.

ESEA:  English Language Acquisition
(program information | performance summary [PDF, 460K] | performance report)
Program Goal: To help limited English proficient students learn English and reach high academic standards.

ESEA:  Even Start
(program information | performance summary [PDF, 460K] | performance report)
Program Goal: To help break the cycle of poverty and illiteracy by improving the educational opportunities of the nation’s low-income families through a unified literacy program that integrates early childhood education, adult literacy, and adult basic education, and parenting education.

ESEA:  Excellence in Economic Education
(program information | performance summary [PDF, 460K] | performance report)
Program Goal: To promote economic and financial literacy among all students in kindergarten through grade 12.

ESEA:  Foreign Language Assistance
(program information | performance summary [PDF, 460K] | performance report)
Program Goal: Assist local and state educational agencies in establishing, improving or expanding foreign language study for elementary and secondary school students.

ESEA:  Fund for the Improvement of Education Programs of National Significance
(program information | performance summary [PDF, 460K] | performance report)
Program Goal: To improve the quality of elementary and secondary education at the state and local levels and help all students meet challenging state academic content standards and student achievement standards.

ESEA:  Impact Aid Basic Support Payments
(program information | performance summary [PDF, 460K] | performance report)
Program Goal: To provide appropriate financial assistance for federally connected children who present a genuine burden to their school districts.

ESEA:  Impact Aid Payments for Children with Disabilities
(program information | performance summary [PDF, 460K] | performance report)
Program Goal: To provide appropriate financial assistance for federally connected children who present a genuine burden to their school districts.

ESEA:  Impact Aid Construction
(program information | performance summary [PDF, 460K] | performance report)
Program Goal: To provide appropriate financial assistance for federally connected children who present a genuine burden to their school districts.

ESEA:  Impact Aid Facilities Maintenance
(program information | performance summary [PDF, 460K] | performance report)
Program Goal:  To help maintain federally owned school facilities and restore or improve them where appropriate to enable an LEA to accept ownership.

ESEA:  Impact Aid Payments for Federal Property
(program information | performance summary [PDF, 460K] | performance report)
Program Goal:  To assist local school districts that have lost a portion of their local tax base because of federal ownership of property.

ESEA:  Improving Teacher Quality State Grants
(program information | performance summary [PDF, 460K] | performance report | PART [PDF, 316K])
Program Goal: To improve teacher and principal quality and increase the number of highly qualified teachers in the classroom and highly qualified principals and assistant principals in schools.

ESEA:  Indian Education Grants to Local Educational Agencies
(program information | performance summary [PDF, 460K] | performance report)
Program Goal: To help American Indian and Alaska Native children achieve to the same challenging standards expected of all students by supporting access to programs that meet their unique educational and culturally related academic need.

ESEA:  Javits Gifted and Talented Education
(program information | performance summary [PDF, 460K] | performance report)
Program Goal: To improve the teaching and learning of gifted and talented students through research, demonstration projects, personal training, and other activities of national significance.

ESEA:  Literacy Through School Libraries
(program information | performance summary [PDF, 460K] | performance report)
Program Goal: To improve literacy skills and academic achievement of students by providing students with increased access to up-to-date school library materials and resources.

ESEA:  Magnet Schools Assistance
(program information | performance summary [PDF, 460K] | performance report)
Program Goal: Students have access to high-quality education in desegregated magnet schools.

ESEA:  Mathematics and Science Partnerships
(program information | performance summary [PDF, 460K] | performance report)
Program Goal: To improve the quality of mathematics and science teachers and increase both the number of highly qualified math and science teachers and the achievement of students participating in Mathematics and Science Partnerships programs.

ESEA:  Migrant State Agency Program
(program information | performance summary [PDF, 460K] | performance report)
Program Goal: To assist all migrant students in meeting challenging academic standards and achieving graduation from high school (or a GED program) with an education that prepares them for responsible citizenship, further learning, and productive employment.

ESEA:  National Writing Project
(program information | performance summary [PDF, 460K] | performance report)
Program Goal: To improve the quality of student writing and learning.

ESEA:  Neglected and Delinquent State Agency Program
(program information | performance summary [PDF, 460K] | performance report)
Program Goal: To ensure that neglected and delinquent children and youth will have the opportunity to meet the challenging state standards needed to further their education and become productive members of society.

ESEA:  Parental Information and Resource Centers
(program information | performance summary [PDF, 460K] | performance report)
Program Goal: To increase information and options for parents.

ESEA:  Reading First State Grants
(program information | performance summary [PDF, 460K] | performance report)
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.

ESEA:  Reading Is Fundamental/ Inexpensive Book Distribution
(program information | performance summary [PDF, 460K] | performance report)
Program Goal: To motivate low-income children to read.

ESEA:  Ready to Teach
(program information | performance summary [PDF, 460K] | performance report)
Program Goal: To improve student achievement by developing high-quality, standards-based digital professional development to teachers and by developing high-quality, standards-based digital classroom content.

ESEA: Ready-to-Learn Television
(program information | performance summary [PDF, 460K] | performance report)
Program Goal: The Ready-to-Learn Television Program will enhance the learning strategies of preschool and early elementary children.

ESEA: Rural Education
(program information | performance summary [PDF, 460K] | performance report)
Program Goal: Raise educational achievement of students in small, rural school districts.

ESEA: School Leadership
(program information | performance summary [PDF, 460K] | performance report))
Program Goal: To increase the number of qualified assistant principals and principals serving in high-need schools in high-need LEAs.

ESEA: Smaller Learning Communities
(program information | performance summary [PDF, 460K] | performance report)
Program Goal: To assist high schools to create smaller learning communities that can prepare all students to achieve to challenging standards and succeed in college and careers.

ESEA: Special Programs for Indian Children
(program information | performance summary [PDF, 460K] | performance report)
Program Goal: To improve the educational opportunities and achievement of preschool, elementary, and secondary school Indian children by developing, testing, and demonstrating effective services and programs.

ESEA: Star Schools Program
(program information | performance summary [PDF, 460K] | performance report)
Program Goal: To improve student learning and teaching through the use of distance learning technologies.

ESEA: State Assessments
(program information | performance summary [PDF, 460K] | performance report)
Program Goal: To support states in the development of state assessments.

ESEA: State Grants for Innovative Programs
(program information | performance summary [PDF, 460K] | performance report)
Program Goal: To support state and local programs that are a continuing source of innovation and educational improvement.

ESEA: Striving Readers
(program information | performance summary [PDF, 460K] | performance report)
Program Goal:  To raise the reading achievement levels of middle and high school-aged students in Title I-eligible schools with significant numbers of students reading below grade level.

ESEA: Teaching American History
(program information | performance summary [PDF, 460K] | performance report)
Program Goal: To improve student achievement by providing high-quality professional development to elementary and secondary-level teachers of American history.

ESEA: Title I Grants to Local Educational Agencies
(program information | performance summary [PDF, 460K] | performance report)
Program Goal: At-risk students improve their achievement to meet challenging standards.

ESEA: Transition to Teaching
(program information | performance summary [PDF, 460K] | performance report)
Program Goal: To increase the number of mid-career professionals, qualified paraprofessionals, and recent college graduates who become highly qualified teachers in high-need schools in high-need LEAs and teach for at least three years.

ESEA: Troops-to-Teachers
(program information | performance summary [PDF, 460K] | performance report | PART [PDF, 316K])
Program Goal: To increase the number of military personnel or qualified participants in a reserve component who become highly qualified teachers in high-need LEAs and teach for at least three years.

ESEA: Voluntary Public School Choice
(program information | performance summary [PDF, 460K] | performance report)
Program Goal:  To assist states and local school districts in creating, expanding, and implementing a public school choice program.

ESEA: Women’s Educational Equity
(program information | performance summary [PDF, 460K] | performance report)
Program Goal: To promote gender equity in education in the United States.


ESRA: Comprehensive Centers
(program information | performance summary [PDF, 460K] | performance report)
Program Goal: To help implement No Child Left Behind in ways that support federal, state, and local efforts to improve teaching and learning and to increase the academic achievement of all children.

ESRA: National Assessment
(program information | performance summary [PDF, 460K] | performance report | PART [PDF, 316K])
Program Goal: To collect, analyze, and disseminate information on the condition of education in the United States and to provide comparative international statistics.

ESRA: Regional Educational Laboratories
(program information | performance summary [PDF, 460K] | performance report)
Program Goal: Support evidence-based educational improvement through high-quality, relevant applied research development, technical assistance, and dissemination.

ESRA: Statewide Data Systems
(program information | performance summary [PDF, 460K] | performance report)
Program Goal: To enable state educational agencies to design, develop, and implement statewide, longitudinal data systems to efficiently and accurately manage, analyze, disaggregate, and use individual student data.


HEA: High School Equivalency Program
(program information | performance summary [PDF, 460K] | performance report)
Program Goal: To assist migrant and seasonal farmworker students in obtaining the equivalent of a high school diploma, and, subsequently, to begin postsecondary education, enter military service, or obtain employment.

HEA Amendments of 1998: State Grants for Incarcerated Youth Offenders
(program information | performance summary [PDF, 460K] | performance report)
Program Goal: Contribute to the reduction of recidivism by providing incarcerated youth offenders with educational services.

HEA: Teacher Quality Enhancement
(program information | performance summary [PDF, 460K] | performance report | PART [PDF, 316K])
Program Goal: To improve the quality of teacher education and initial certification standards, and to improve the knowledge and skills of all teachers, particularly new teachers and teachers who work in high-need areas.


IDEA: Special Education Grants for Infants and Families
(program information | performance summary [PDF, 460K] | performance report)
Program Goal:  To enhance the development of infants and toddlers (0-3) with disabilities and support families in meeting the special needs of their children.

IDEA: Special Education Grants to States
(program information | performance summary [PDF, 460K] | performance report)
Program Goal:  Ensure all children with disabilities have available to them a free appropriate public education to help them meet challenging standards and prepare them for independent living and postsecondary education and/or competitive employment by assisting state and local education agencies and families.

IDEA: Special Education Parent Information Centers
(program information | performance summary [PDF, 460K] | performance report)
Program Goal: To provide training and information to parents of children with disabilities.

IDEA: Special Education Personnel Preparation
(program information | performance summary [PDF, 460K] | performance report | PART [PDF, 316K])
Program Goal: To prepare service providers and leadership personnel in areas of critical need who are highly qualified to improve outcomes for children with disabilities.

IDEA: Special Education Preschool Grants
(program information | performance summary [PDF, 460K] | performance report)
Program Goal: To help preschool children with disabilities enter school ready to succeed by assisting states in providing special education and related services.

IDEA: Special Education State Personnel Grants
(program information | performance summary [PDF, 460K] | performance report)
Program Goal:  To assists state educational agencies and their partners in reforming and improving their systems for providing education, early intervention, and transition services for children with disabilities.

IDEA: Special Education Technical Assistance and Dissemination
(program information | performance summary [PDF, 460K] | performance report)
Program Goal: To assist states and their partners in systems improvement through scientific-based practices.

IDEA: Special Education Technology and Media Services
(program information | performance summary [PDF, 460K] | performance report)
Program Goal: To promote the development, demonstration, and use of technology and media services to improve results for children with disabilities.


MVHAA: Education for Homeless Children and Youths
(program information | performance summary [PDF, 460K] | performance report)
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.


VTEA: Occupational and Employment Information
(program information | performance summary [PDF, 460K] | performance report)
Program Goal: To provide support to career guidance and academic counseling programs.

VTEA: Tech-Prep Demonstration
(program information | performance summary [PDF, 460K] | performance report)
Program Goal: To provide opportunities and incentives for Tech-Prep students to enroll in postsecondary education after high school graduation.

VTEA: Vocational Education National Programs
(program information | performance summary [PDF, 460K] | performance report)
Program Goal: Increase access to and improve programs at the high school and community and technical college levels that raise academic achievement, strengthen workforce preparation, and promote economic development and lifelong learning.

VTEA: Tech-Prep Education State Grants
(program information | performance summary [PDF, 460K] | performance report)
Program Goal: Increase access to and improve educational programs that strengthen education achievement, workforce preparation, and lifelong learning.

VTEA: Vocational Education State Grants
(program information | performance summary [PDF, 460K] | performance report)
Program Goal: Increase access to and improve educational programs that strengthen education achievement, workforce preparation, and lifelong learning.