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ESEA: Foreign Language Assistance - FY 2007

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 reporting improvements.
Year Actual Performance Performance Targets
2004 65  
2005 80 50
2006   75
2007   75
2008   75

Source: Grantee Annual Performance Reports.

Frequency: Annually.

Next Data Available: December 2007

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: The FY 2004 data were used to establish a baseline. 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.

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Last Modified: 01/27/2006