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ESEA: National Writing Project - FY 2005

CFDA Number: 84.928 - National Writing Project (OII)

Program Goal: To improve the quality of student writing and learning

Objective 1 of 1: To support and promote the establishment of teacher training programs designed to improve the writing skills of students and teachers.
Indicator 1.1 of 1: Students taught by the National Writing Project (NWP) teachers will show improved student writing skills.
Measure 1.1.1 of 2: Percentage of students of NWP trained teachers who achieve effectiveness in major areas of writing competence such as persuasive and rhetorical.
Year Actual Performance Performance Targets

Measure 1.1.2 of 2: Percentage of students of NWP trained teachers who demonstrate clear control of the writing conventions of usage, mechanics, and spelling.
Year Actual Performance Performance Targets

Source: Sites will determine assessment instruments to be used (possible examples are Academy for Educational Development-derived tests and the NAEP Test of Writing) in cooperation with the National Writing Project Research Division.

Frequency: Annually.

Next Data Available: January 2006

Data Validated By: No Formal Verification.

Limitations: National Writing Project sites measure effectiveness using different instruments, so data are difficult to aggregate.
Explanation: No data were available for school year 2003-2004. Therefore, the FY 2005 target is to set the baseline.

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