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

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ESEA: Foreign Language Assistance - FY 2006


CFDA Numbers: 84.293B - Foreign Language Assistance Grants (LEAs)
84.293C - Foreign Language Assistance Program (SEAs)

Program Goal: Assist local and state educational agencies in establishing, improving or expanding foreign language study for elementary and secondary school students.

Objective 1 of 1: To Improve the foreign language proficiency of students served by the FLAP program.
Indicator 1.1 of 1: Increased student achievement: The percentage of projects that report improvements in proficiency in a foreign language for three-quarters of school participants.
 
Measure 1.1.1 of 1: The percentage of projects that report improvements in proficiency in a foreign language for three-quarters of school participants.
Year Actual Performance Performance Targets
2004 65  
2005 80 50
2006   75

Source: Grantee Annual Performance Reports.

Frequency: Annually.

Next Data Available: November 2006

Data Validated By: On-Site Monitoring By ED.

Limitations: There are no statutory reporting requirements. Grantee performance reports indicate a multitude of various assessment measurements used to determine and plot student growth in language ability.
 
Explanation: Grantees are local educational agencies (LEAs) that receive funding for three years. Each grantee establishes its own annual performance targets for improved foreign language proficiency. Data on improved foreign language proficiency come from the annual report received at the end of the second year of the grant. Not all funded projects provide instruction, some focus on developmental activities such as teacher training and, therefore, would not collect data on improvements in foreign language proficiency. Others may not collect data in the first year of the grant. In 2005, reported performance data were submitted by grantees that were first funded in 2003. 62% of those grantees provided data.
 


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Last Modified: 01/20/2006