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MVHAA: Education for Homeless Children and Youths - FY 2006


CFDA Number: 84.196 - Education for Homeless Children and Youth

Program Goal: To ensure access of homeless children and youth to the same free, appropriate public education as is provided to other children and youth.

Objective 1 of 1: Homeless children and youth will have greater access to a free and appropriate public education.
Indicator 1.1 of 2: State assessment participation: Percentage of homeless students that participate annually in the state assessments in reading and mathematics will increase.
 
Measure 1.1.1 of 1: The percentage of homeless children and youth, grades three through eight, included in statewide assessments in reading and mathematics as reported by LEA subgrantees.
Year Actual Performance Performance Targets
 
Reading Math
Reading Math
2004
16 15
   
2005
50 49
17 16
2006
   
53 52

Source: McKinney-Vento Homeless Assistance Act (MVHAA) Annual Report

Frequency: Annually.

Next Data Available: November 2006
Data collected by state assessments are validated by the individual state's data quality standards procedures. Data will reflect information principally from LEAs with McKinney-Vento subgrants.

Limitations: For 2004 several states (less than 5) were unable to have their data system extract assessment information on homeless students or were impacted by the Summer 2005 hurricanes and unable to meet the data reporting deadline.
 
Explanation: FY 2002 data established the baseline from a one-time data collection. However, the 2002 results could not be dissaggregated by subject matter. Beginning with 2004, data were reported dissaggregated by subject matter. The data to be collected from states are from LEAs that have subgrantees and are capable of reporting such data. However, approximately 10 percent of all school districts receive subgrant funds.
 
Indicator 1.2 of 2: State assessment achievement: The percentage of homeless students meeting or exceeding state's proficiency level or standard in reading and mathematics.
 
Measure 1.2.1 of 1: The percentage of homeless students, grades three through eight, meeting or exceeding state proficiency standards in reading/language arts and mathematics.
Year Actual Performance Performance Targets
 
Reading Math
Reading Math
2002
30 24
   
2004
36 36
   
2005
42 41
34 26
2006
   
43 43

Source: McKinney-Vento Homeless Assistance Act (MVHAA) Annual Report

Frequency: Annually.

Next Data Available: November 2006
 
Explanation: FY 2002 data established the baseline from a one-time data collection. Data were not collected in 2003. Data collected by state assessments are validated by the individual state's data quality standards procedures. Data will reflect information principally from LEAs with McKinney-Vento subgrants. Data was reported by 46 states in 2005. Several states impacted by the summer 2005 hurricanes were not able to produce data in time for this report.
 


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