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ESEA: Early Childhood Educator Professional Development - FY 2006


CFDA Number: 84.349A - Early Childhood Educator Professional Development


Program Goal: To enhance the school readiness of young children, particularly disadvantaged young children.

Objective 1 of 2: Early childhood educators will more frequently apply research-based approaches in early childhood instruction and child development and learning, including establishing literacy-rich classrooms.
Indicator 1.1 of 1: Apply research-based approaches to early childhood pedagogy and child development and learning, including establishing literacy-rich classrooms: Average Early Language and Literacy Classroom Observation (ELLCO) score will improve.
 
Measure 1.1.1 of 1: The ECEPD teacher's average ELLCO score after intervention.
Year Actual Performance Performance Targets
2004
20
999
2005
 
20
2006
 
999

Source: ECEPD Annual and final Performance Reports, grantee submissions.

Frequency: Annually.

Next Data Available: March 2006
 
Explanation: The FY 2005 target was to set the baseline for the 3-year grants. However, FY 2005 was the last year for 2-year grants. Therefore, the FY 2006 target is to establish a baseline for the first 3-year grants. FY 2004 and 2005 data are the last group of 2-year grantees.
 
Objective 2 of 2: Children will demonstrate improved readiness for school, especially in the areas of appropriate early language and literacy.
Indicator 2.1 of 1: Demonstrated improved readiness for school: Children will demonstrate improved readiness for school in the areas of early language and literacy.
 
Measure 2.1.1 of 1: The percentage of children who demonstrate improved readiness for school in the areas of early language and literacy.
Year Actual Performance Performance Targets
 
Early Language Literacy
Early Language Literacy
2004
43  
999 999
2005
   
43 999
2006
   
999 999

Source: ECEPD Annual and Final Performance Reports, grantee submissions.

Frequency: Annually.

Next Data Available: March 2006
 
Explanation: FY 2004 and 2005 data are from the last 2-year grantees. FY 2006 is the beginning of the first 3-year cohort. The baseline for early language was established with a sample of FY 2004 2-year grantee data. The FY 2006 targets are to establish a baseline for the first group of 3-year grantees. Early Language skills will be measured using the Peabody Picture Vocabulary Test - III (PPVT-III); literacy skills will be measured using the PALS Pre-K, Upper Case Alphabet Knowledge subtask. FY 2004 target for literacy was to establish a baseline for the 2-year grantees. Since data was not collected, the FY 2005 target is to establish baseline for 2-year grantees.
 


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