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

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ESEA: Special Programs for Indian Children - FY 2006


CFDA Numbers: 84.299A - Indian Education Special Programs for Indian Children
84.299B - Indian Education--Professional Development Grants

Program Goal: To improve the educational opportunities and achievement of preschool, elementary, and secondary school Indian children by developing, testing, and demonstrating effective services and programs.

Objective 1 of 2: Discretionary programs will focus on improving educational opportunities and services for American Indian and Alaska Native children and adults.
Indicator 1.1 of 1: Increasing percentages of the teacher and principal workforces serving American Indian and Alaska Native students will themselves be American Indian and Alaskan Native.
 
Measure 1.1.1 of 3: The percentage of program participants who become principals/vice principals/school administrators of schools with 25 percent or more American Indian and Alaska Native students.
Year Actual Performance Performance Targets
2005   20
2007   20

Measure 1.1.2 of 3: The percentage of program participants who become teachers in schools with 25 percent or more American Indian and Alaska Native students.
Year Actual Performance Performance Targets
2005   23
2007   23

Measure 1.1.3 of 3: The percentage of program participants who receive full state licensure.
Year Actual Performance Performance Targets
2005
 
75
2007
 
75

Source: Office of Indian Education Project Performance Reports: Schools and Staffing Survey 1999; National Longitudinal Survey of Schools (1998-99 and 2000-01).

Frequency: Biennially.

Next Data Available: June 2006

Data Validated By: NCES.

Limitations: Sample size is small and it is costly to add supplemental samples to data collection programs. National sample results in an under-representation in sample count.

Improvements: Monitor the number of American Indian and Alaska Native students through LEAs' reporting on program effectiveness in their Annual Performance Report.
 
Explanation: Targets for FY 2007 may be revised once actual data for FY 2005 are obtained.
 
Objective 2 of 2: Discretionary programs will focus on improving educational opportunities and services for Indian children and adults.
Indicator 2.1 of 2: Increasing percentages of preschool American Indian and Alaska Native students will possess school readiness skills gained through a scientifically based research designed curriculum that prepares them for kindergarten.
 
Measure 2.1.1 of 3: The percentage of 3- to 4-year-old American Indian and Alaska Native children achieving educationally significant gains on a measure of language and communication development based on curriculum benchmarks.
Year Actual Performance Performance Targets
2005
 
46
2006
 
46

Measure 2.1.2 of 3: The percentage of 3- to 4-year-old American Indian and Alaska Native children achieving educationally significant gains on prescribed measure of cognitive skills and conceptual knowledge, including mathematics, science and early reading based on curriculum benchmarks.
Year Actual Performance Performance Targets
2005
 
46
2006
 
46

Measure 2.1.3 of 3: The percentage of 3- to 4-year-old American Indian and Alaska Native children achieving educationally significant gains on prescribed measure of social development that facilitates self-regulation of attention, behavior and emotion based on curriculum benchmarks.
Year Actual Performance Performance Targets
2005
 
46
2006
 
46

Source: Office of Indian Education Project Performance Reports.

Frequency: Annually.

Next Data Available: March 2006
Office of Indian Education performance report data supplied by grantees.

Limitations: Substantial variation will exist in curriculum benchmarks and assessments.
 
 
Indicator 2.2 of 2: Increasing percentages of American Indian and Alaska Native high school graduates will increase competency and skills in challenging subject matters, including mathematics and science, to enable successful transition to postsecondary education.
 
Measure 2.2.1 of 2: The percentage of high school American Indian and Alaska Native students successfully completing (as defined by a passing grade) challenging core courses. Core subjects include English, mathematics, science and social studies.
Year Actual Performance Performance Targets
2005
 
46
2006
 
46

Measure 2.2.2 of 2: The percentage of American Indian and Alaska Native students participating in the program that have college assessment scores (ACT, SAT, PSAT) as high or higher than the district average.
Year Actual Performance Performance Targets
2005
 
46
2006
 
46

Source: Project Performance Reports.

Frequency: Annually.

Next Data Available: March 2006
Office of Indian Education performance report data are supplied by grantees.

Limitations: Substantial variation may exist in methods used to assess student performance.
 
Explanation: Data collection for this new program began in FY 2004.
 


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Last Modified: 12/28/2005