[Federal Register: November 17, 1999 (Volume 64, Number 221)]
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Part V

Department of Education

National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP)--Secondary Analysis 
Program; Notice

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[CFDA No. 84.902B]

National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP)--Secondary 
Analysis Program; Notice inviting applications for new awards for 
fiscal year (FY) 2000

Purpose of Program

    To encourage the preparation of reports that would not otherwise be 
available and that apply new approaches to the analysis and reporting 
of the NAEP and NAEP High School Transcript Studies data. Analyses and 
reports prepared under this program should potentially be useful to the 
general public, parents, educators, educational researchers, or policy 
    For FY 2000, the competition for new awards focuses on projects 
designed to meet the priorities we describe in the PRIORITIES section 
of this application notice.
    Eligible Applicants: Public or private organizations and consortia 
of organizations.
    Applications Available: November 22, 1999.
    Deadline for Transmittal of Applications: January 19, 2000.
    Available Funds: $700,000.
    The estimated amount of funds available for new awards is based on 
the Administration's request for this program for FY 2000. The actual 
level of funding, if any, depends on final congressional action. 
However, we are inviting applications to allow enough time to complete 
the grant process before the end of the fiscal year, if Congress 
appropriates funds for this program.
    Estimated Range of Awards: $15,000--$100,000.
    Estimated Average Size of Awards: $85,000.
    Maximum Award: We will reject any application that proposes a 
budget exceeding $100,000 for a single budget period of 18 months. The 
Assistant Secretary for the Office of Educational Research and 
Improvement (OERI) may change the maximum amount through a notice 
published in the Federal Register.
    Estimated Number of Awards: 7-9.
    Project Period: Up to 18 months.

    Note: The Department is not bound by any estimates in this 

    Page Limit: The application narrative (Part III of the application) 
is where you, the applicant, address the selection criteria reviewers 
use to evaluate your application. You must limit Part III to the 
equivalent of no more than 60 pages, using the following standards:
     A `page' is 8.5'' x 11'', on one side only, with 1'' 
margins at the top, bottom, and both sides.
    * You must double space (no more than three lines per 
vertical inch) all text in the application narrative, including titles, 
headings, footnotes, quotations, references, and captions, as well as 
all text in charts, tables, figures, and graphs.
    * Use a font that is either 12-point or larger or no smaller 
that 10 pitch (characters per inch).
    The page limit does not apply to Part I, the cover sheet; Part II, 
the budget section, including the narrative budget justification; Part 
IV, the assurances and certifications; or the one-page abstract, the 
resumes, the bibliography, or the letters of support. However, you must 
include all of the application narrative in Part III.
    If, to meet the page limit, you use more than one side of the page, 
you use a larger page or you use a print size, spacing, or margins 
smaller than the standards in this notice, we will reject your 
    Applicable Regulations: (a) The Education Department General 
Administrative Regulations (EDGAR) in 34 CFR Parts 74, 75 (except for 
those provisions of Part 75 noted in 34 CFR 700.5 (a)), 77, 80, 81, 82, 
85, and 86; and (b) the regulations in 34 CFR Part 700.


    We are particularly interested in applications that meet one or 
more of the following invitational priorities.
    Under 34 CFR 75.105(c)(1) we do not give to an application that 
meets the priorities a competitive or absolute preference over other 

Invitational Priority 1

    Projects that use NAEP achievement data alone or in combination 
with other data sets to assist policy makers and educators who make 
decisions about curriculum and instruction.

Invitational Priority 2

    Projects designed to assist States in analyzing, interpreting and 
reporting their State-level NAEP results.

Invitational Priority 3

    Projects that include the development of analytic procedures that 
improve precision with which NAEP estimates group and subgroup 

Invitational Priority 4

    Projects that develop improved sampling procedures for national or 
State-level NAEP.

Invitational Priority 5

    Projects to analyze and report data using statistical software 
developed by the project to permit more advanced analytic techniques to 
be readily applied to NAEP data.

Department of Education, 555 New Jersey Avenue, NW., room 404B, 
Washington, DC 20208-5653. Telephone: (202) 219-1734. E-mail: 
alex__sedlacek@ed.gov If you use a telecommunications device for the 
deaf (TDD), you may call the Federal Information Relay Service (FIRS) 
at 1-800-877-8339.
    Individuals with disabilities may obtain this document in an 
alternative format (e.g., Braille, large print, audiotape, or computer 
diskette) on request to the program contact person listed under FOR 
    Individuals with disabilities also may obtain a copy of the 
application package in an alternative format by contacting the program 
However, the Department is not able to reproduce in an alternative 
format the standard forms included in the application package.

Electronic Access to This Document

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    Program Authority: 20 U.S.C. 9010.

    Dated: November 12, 1999.
C. Kent McGuire,
Assistant Secretary for Educational Research and Improvement.
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