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ESEA: 21st Century Community Learning Centers - FY 2005


CFDA Number: 84.287 - Twenty-First Century Community Learning Centers

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 students opportunities for educational development.

Objective 1 of 2: Participants in 21st Century Community Learning Center programs will demonstrate educational and social benefits and exhibit positive behavioral changes.
Indicator 1.1 of 2: Achievement: Students regularly participating in the program will show improvement in achievement through measures such as test scores, grades, or teacher reports.
 
Measure 1.1.1 of 3: Percentage of regular program participants whose math/English grades improved from fall to spring.
Year Actual Performance Performance Targets
 
Elementary Math Elementary English Middle or High School Math Middle or High School English Overall Math Overall English
Elementary Math Elementary English Middle or High School Math Middle or High School English Overall Math Overall English
2000
43 45 36 37 39 41
           
2001
43 46 37 39 40 43
45 45 45 45 45 45
2002
41.10 44.20 37.20 39.40 39.40 42.30
45 45 45 45 45 45
2003
42.70 45.20 35.50 37.40 40 42.10
45 45 45 45 45 45
2004
43.70 47 35.60 37.30 40.30 43.10
45 45 45 45 45 45
2005
           
45 45 45 45 45 45

Measure 1.1.2 of 3: Percentage of regular program participants whose achievement test scores improved from below grade level to at or above grade level.
Year Actual Performance Performance Targets
 
Elementary Math Elementary English Middle or High School Math Middle or High School English Overall Math Overall English
Elementary Math Elementary English Middle or High School Math Middle or High School English Overall Math Overall English
2000
5.80 5.10 3.90 3.90 4.80 4.50
           
2001
5 4.10 8.10 5.50 6.60 6
6 6 6 6 6 6
2002
3.70 4 2 3.90 3.70 4.10
6 6 6 6 6 6
2003
5.10 4.30 3.70 4.40 4.50 4.40
6 6 6 6 6 6
2004
0.30 1.40 0.90 1.10 1 1.60
6 6 6 6 6 6
2005
           
6 6 6 6 6 6

Measure 1.1.3 of 3: Percentage of regular program participants with teacher-reported improvement in homework completion and class participation.
Year Actual Performance Performance Targets
 
Elementary Middle or High School Math Overall
Elementary Middle or High School Math Overall
2000
76 64 69
     
2001
74 71 73
75 75 75
2002
76.30 73.60 75.50
75 75 75
2003
77.70 73.40 76.60
75 75 75
2004
79.80 75 78.20
75 75 75
2005
     
75 75 75

Source: U.S. Department of Education, 21st Century Community Learning Centers, program report.

Frequency: Annually.

Next Data Available: November 2005

Data Validated By: No Formal Verification.

Limitations: Data for 2004 is reported through Annual Performance Reports only for 2569 centers which received federal grants prior to the program becoming a state administered program. Data for state grantees is available for 2004, but since data collection instruments were not comparable, this data will be reported in the 2006PM. There are possible methodological differences in the way the achievement scores were calculated relative to earlier years, which might explain the decrease from 2003.
 
Explanation: 1) Program participants who improved from fall to spring showed mixed results in achieving FY 2004 targets. These are listed below: (Elementary Math)-Did not meet target. (Elementary English)-Exceeded Target. (Middle and High School Math)-Did not meet target. (Middle and High School English)-Did not meet target. (Overall Math)-Did not meet. (Overall English)-Did not meet target. 2) None of the grade groups met the FY 2004 targets on the percent of students moving from below grade level to above. 3) For the measure on teacher-reported student improvement the following results were reported: Elementary- exceeded target Middle school and High School-met target. Overall- exceeded target.
 
Indicator 1.2 of 2: Behavior: Students participating in the program will show improvement through measures such as school attendance, classroom performance, and decreased disciplinary actions or other adverse behaviors.
 
Measure 1.2.1 of 1: Percentage of students with teacher-reported improvements in student behavior
Year Actual Performance Performance Targets
 
Elementary Middle or High School Overall
Elementary Middle or High School Overall
2000
62 57 59
70 70 70
2001
73 75 74
75 75 75
2002
76 76.90 76.30
75 75 75
2003
77.60 76.10 77.50
75 75 75
2004
78.20 74.60 77
75 75 75
2005
     
77 77 77

Source: U.S. Department of Education, 21st Century Community Learning Centers. Data for 2004 are reported through Annual Performance Reports only for 600 centers that received federal grants prior to the program becoming a state administered program. Data for state grantees are available from 2004 and will be reported in the 2006PM.

Frequency: Annually.

Next Data Available: November 2005

Data Validated By: No Formal Verification.

Limitations: Teacher reports are subjective and thus subject to variation over time and across sites.
 
Explanation: FY 2004 results on the percentage of teachers reporting improved student behavior varied by grade grouping. The program met its FY 2004 target of 75 percent at the elementary level, but fell slightly short at the Middle and High School level. The overall rating was above the FY 2004 target.
 
Objective 2 of 2: 21st Century Community Learning Centers will offer high-quality enrichment opportunities that positively affect student outcomes such as school attendance and academic performance, and result in decreased disciplinary actions or other adverse behaviors.
Indicator 2.1 of 2: Core educational services: More than 85 percent of Centers will offer high-quality services in at least one core academic area, such as reading and literacy, mathematics, and science.
 
Measure 2.1.1 of 1: Percentage of 21st Century Centers reporting emphasis in at least one core academic area.
Year Actual Performance Performance Targets
2000
97
85
2001
96
85
2002
94.80
85
2003
96.10
85
2004
96.10
85
2005
 
100

Source: U.S. Department of Education, 21st Century Community Learning Centers. Data for 2004 are reported through Annual Performance Reports and were obtained from 2924 centers that received federal grants prior to the program becoming a state administered program.

Frequency: Annually.

Next Data Available: November 2005

Data Validated By: No Formal Verification.
 
Explanation: We exceeded the FY 2004 target of 85 percent.
 
Indicator 2.2 of 2: Other enrichment activities: More than 85 percent of Centers will offer enrichment and support activities such as nutrition and health, art, music, technology, and physical education.
 
Measure 2.2.1 of 2: Percentage of 21st Century Centers offering enrichment and support activities in technology
Year Actual Performance Performance Targets
2000 70 85
2001 79 85
2002 80.60 85
2003 81.30 85
2004 80.50 85
2005   85

Measure 2.2.2 of 2: Percentage of 21st Century Centers offering enrichment and support activities in other areas.
Year Actual Performance Performance Targets
2000 97 85
2001 95 85
2002 96 85
2003 95.90 85
2004 94.70 85
2005   100

Source: U.S. Department of Education, 21st Century Community Learning Centers. Data for 2004 are reported through Annual Performance Reports only for 2924 centers that received federal grants prior to the program becoming a state administered program. Data for state grantees are available for 2004, but since data collection instruments were not comparable, these data will be reported in the 2006PM.

Frequency: Annually.

Next Data Available: November 2005

Data Validated By: No Formal Verification.
 
Explanation: 1) The percentage of 21 Century Centers offering enrichment and support activities in technology did not meet the FY 2004 target. 1) The percentage of 21 Century Centers offering enrichment and support activities in other areas exceeded the FY 2004 target.
 

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