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ESEA: Reading is Fundamental/Inexpensive Book Distribution - FY 2005

Program Goal: To motivate low-income children to read.

Objective 1 of 1: To distribute books and to provide reading strategies to low-income children, their families, and service providers.
Indicator 1.1 of 1: Reading is Fundamental will provide books and scientifically based reading services to low-income children at risk of educational failure due to delays in reading.
 
Measure 1.1.1 of 1: The number of low-income children who receive books and reading services through the Reading is Fundamental Program.
Year Actual Performance Performance Targets
2003
3,713,541
999
2004
3,704,383
3,899,218
2005
 
4,089,895
2006
 
4,270,572

Source: Reading is Fundamental annual grantee performance report.

Frequency: Annually.

Next Data Available: March 2006

Data Validated By: No Formal Verification.
 
Explanation: We did not meet our target for 2004. The program has had an across the board decrease in funding of .58 percent since the original baseline target was established in FY 2003. In addition, the costs of books have substantially increased. Thus, the grantee could only start a small number of new programs. As a result, this decreases the possibility that the grantee can continue to raise the percentage of students served since there will be too few new programs to substantially impact the book distribution. Target adjustments will be made to future years to account for these factors.
 

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