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ESEA: State Assessments - FY 2005


CFDA Numbers: 84.368A - Enhanced Assessment Grants
84.369 - Grants for State Assessments and Related Activities

Program Goal: To support states in the development of state assessments.

Objective 1 of 1: By the 2005-2006 school year, all states, the District of Columbia and Puerto Rico will have rigorous assessments in both reading/language arts and mathematics in grades three through eight and high school and will have rigorous annual assessments for all students in at least one grade per grade span (3-5, 6-8 and high school) in science, all of which are aligned with their content specific academic content standards.
Indicator 1.1 of 5: Annual Assessments: All states, the District of Columbia and Puerto Rico will have rigorous annual assessments for all students in grades 3 through 8 and in high schools in reading/language arts that align with the state's academic content standards.
 
Measure 1.1.1 of 1: The number of states (including DC and PR) that have reading/language arts assessments in grades 3 through 8 and high school.
Year Actual Performance Performance Targets
2004
0
999
2005
0
18
2006
 
52

Source: Standards and Assessment external peer review process; Title I review processes; staff recommendations; and approval decision by the Secretary

Frequency: Annually.

Next Data Available: September 2006
 
Explanation: Each state has developed a schedule by which its reading/language arts assessments for grades 3-8 and high school will be developed and field tested, and submitted to the Department for review and approval, prior to implementation. The Department developed the Standards and Assessment External Review process to review and approve the state assessments and conducted its first peer review in early 2005. No assessments were reviewed in 2004. States are required to have their reading/language arts assessments in place by SY 2005-06. The 2006 performance target of 52 reflects the compliance of the 50 states, Puerto Rico, and the District of Columbia. The 2005 target was not met. Eight additional states have submitted and their plans are under Department review.
 
Indicator 1.2 of 5: Annual Assessments: All states, the District of Columbia and Puerto Rico will have rigorous annual assessments for all students in grades 3 through 8 and in high schools in mathematics that align with the state's academic content standards.
 
Measure 1.2.1 of 1: The number of states (including DC and PR) that have mathematics assessments in grades 3 through 8 and high school.
Year Actual Performance Performance Targets
2004
0
999
2005
0
18
2006
 
52
2007
 
52
2008
 
52

Source: Standards and Assessment external peer review process; Title I review processes; staff recommendations; and approval decision by the Secretary.

Frequency: Annually.

Next Data Available: September 2006
 
Explanation: Each state has developed a schedule by which its mathematics assessments for grades 3-8 and high school will be developed and field tested, and submitted to the Department for review and approval, prior to implementation. The Department developed the Standards and Assessment External Peer Review process to review and approve the state assessments and conducted its first peer review in early 2005. No assessments were reviewed in 2004. States are required to have their mathematics assessments in place by SY 2005-06. The 2006 performance target of 52 reflects the compliance of the 50 states, Puerto Rico, and the District of Columbia. The 2005 target was not met. However, 8 additional states have submitted their plans and are under Department review.
 
Indicator 1.3 of 5: Annual Assessments: All states, the District of Columbia and Puerto Rico, will have rigorous annual assessments for all students in at least one grade per grade span (3-5, 6-8 and high school) in science that align with the state's academic content standards.
 
Measure 1.3.1 of 1: The number of states (including DC and PR) that have science assessments in each grade span (grades 3-5, 6-8, and high school).
Year Actual Performance Performance Targets
2004
0
999
2005
0
18
2006
 
21
2007
 
25
2008
 
52

Source: Standards and Assessment external peer review process; Title I review processes; staff recommendations; and approval decision by the Secretary.

Frequency: Annually.

Next Data Available: September 2006
 
Explanation: Each state has developed a schedule by which its science assessments in each grade spans (3-5, 6-8, and high school) will be developed and field tested, and submitted to the Department for review and approval, prior to implementation. The Department developed the Standards and Assessment External Review process to review and approve the state assessments. No state submitted their science assessments for review in 2004 or 2005; therefore the 2004 and 2005 targets were not met. States are required to have their science assessments in place by SY 2007-08. The 2008 performance target of 52 reflects the compliance of the 50 states, Puerto Rico, and the District of Columbia.
 
Indicator 1.4 of 5: Field Testing Reading: States field testing assessments in reading/language arts.
 
Measure 1.4.1 of 1: The number of states that have completed field testing of the required assessments in reading/language arts.
Year Actual Performance Performance Targets
2003 16  
2004 20  
2005 47 30
2006   52

Source: Consolidated State Performance Reports and state Web sites.

Frequency: Annually.

Next Data Available: September 2006
 
Explanation: Field testing is one of the initial phases of establishing statewide assessments. The 2005 target was exceeded.
 
Indicator 1.5 of 5: Field Testing Math: States field testing assessment in mathematics.
 
Measure 1.5.1 of 1: The number of states that have completed field testing of the required assessments in mathematics.
Year Actual Performance Performance Targets
2003 16  
2004 20  
2005 47 30
2006   52

Source: Consolidated State Performance Reports and state Web sites

Frequency: Annually.

Next Data Available: September 2006
 
Explanation: Field testing is one of the initial phases of establishing statewide assessments. The 2005 target was exceeded.
 

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