U.S. Department of Education: Promoting Educational Excellence for all Americans

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ESEA: Even Start - FY 2006


CFDA Number: 84.213 - Even Start State Educational Agencies


Program Goal: To help break the cycle of poverty and illiteracy by improving the educational opportunities of the nation's low-income families through a unified family literacy program that integrates early childhood education, adult literacy and adult basic education, and parenting education.

Objective 1 of 1: The literacy of participating families will improve.
Indicator 1.1 of 4: Adult literacy and mathematics achievement and English language acquisition: Percentage of adults who achieve significant learning gains on measures of literacy and mathematics, and limited English proficient (LEP) adults who achieve significant learning gains on measures of English language acquisition.
 
Measure 1.1.1 of 1: The percentage of Even Start adults showing significant learning gains on measures of literacy and Even Start LEP adults showing significant learning gains on measures of English language acquisition as measured by CASAS and the TABE.
Year Actual Performance Performance Targets
 
Reading/English Language
Reading/English Language
2003
70
999
2004
60.50
70.70
2005
 
71.40
2006
 
72.10

Source: Consolidated State Performance Report (CPR)

Frequency: Annually.

Next Data Available: May 2006
 
Explanation: The CASAS = Comprehensive Adult Student Assessment System; TABE = Tests of Adult Basic Education
 
Indicator 1.2 of 4: Adult educational attainment: Percentage of Even Start school-age parents who earn a high school diploma and the percentage of non-school age parents who earn a high school diploma or a general equivalency diploma.
 
Measure 1.2.1 of 1: The percentage of Even Start adults with a high school completion goal or General Equivalency Diploma (GED) attainment goal that earn a high school diploma or equivalent.
Year Actual Performance Performance Targets
 
High School diploma General Equivalency Diploma/GED
High School diploma General Equivalency Diploma/GED
2003
59 44.60
999 999
2004
44.60 80.20
59.60 44.40
2005
   
60.20 44.90
2006
   
60.80 45.30

Source: Consolidated State Performance Report.

Frequency: Annually.

Next Data Available: May 2006

Limitations: Definitions of high school diploma and GED may vary across programs.
 
 
Indicator 1.3 of 4: Children's language development: Percentage of Even Start children who are entering kindergarten who demonstrate significant gains in the development of receptive language.
 
Measure 1.3.1 of 1: The percentage of Even Start children who are entering kindergarten who are achieving significant gains on the Peabody Picture Vocabulary Test-III.
Year Actual Performance Performance Targets
 
Reading Readiness/Language
Reading Readiness/Language
2003
 
999
2004
82.90
999
2005
 
83.70
2006
 
84.60

Source: Consolidated State Performance Report.

Frequency: Annually.

Next Data Available: May 2006
 
Explanation: The FY 2003 target was to establish a baseline. However, no data were collected. Therefore, FY 2004 target was to set the baseline.
 
Indicator 1.4 of 4: Alphabet Knowledge: The score Even Start children attain on the PALS Pre-K Uppercase Letter Naming Subtask.
 
Measure 1.4.1 of 1: The number of letters Even Start children can identify as measured by the PALS Pre-K Uppercase Letter Naming Subtask.
Year Actual Performance Performance Targets
2005
 
999
2006
 
999

Source: Consolidated State Performance Report.

Frequency: Annually.

Next Data Available: May 2006

Data Validated By: On-Site Monitoring By ED.

Improvements: Even Start programs are encouraged to use the PALS Pre-K Uppercase Letter Naming Subtask as the measure of alphabet knowledge.
 
Explanation: The FY 2005 target is to establish a baseline. The target for 2006 is the baseline plus 1 letter. The PALS Pre-K Uppercase Letter Naming Subtask is a measure that has been validated using a statewide sample of typically developing children.
 


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Last Modified: 02/08/2006