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ESEA: State Assessments - FY 2006


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 (three through five, six through eight and high school) in science, all on which are aligned with their content specific academic content standards.
Indicator 1.1 of 6: Annual Assessments: All states, the District of Columbia and Puerto Rico will have rigorous annual assessments for all students in grades three through eight 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 three through eight 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. 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.
 
Indicator 1.2 of 6: Annual Assessments: All states, the District of Columbia and Puerto Rico will have rigorous annual assessments for all students in grades three through eight 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 three through eight 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 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. 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.
 
Indicator 1.3 of 6: 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 (three through five, six through eight 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 three through five, six through eight and high school).
Year Actual Performance Performance Targets
2004
0
999
2005
0
18
2006
 
15
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. 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 6: 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 a prerequisite for implementation of new assessments.
 
Indicator 1.5 of 6: Field testing mathematics: States' field testing assessments 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 a prerequisite for implementation of new assessments.
 
Indicator 1.6 of 6: Field Testing Science: States field testing assessments in science
 
Measure 1.6.1 of 1: The number of states that have completed field testing of the required assessments in science.
Year Actual Performance Performance Targets
2003
18
 
2004
19
 
2005
24
 
2006
 
20
2007
 
52
2008
 
52

Source: Consolidated State Performance Reports and State Web Sites.

Frequency: Annually.

Next Data Available: September 2006
 
Explanation: Field testing is a prerequisite for implementation of new assessments.
 


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