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

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Magnet Schools Assistance Program - 2003

CFDA Number: 84.165 - Magnet Schools Assistance

Goal 8: To assist in the desegregation of schools served by local educational agencies.
Objective 8.1 of 1: Federally funded magnet programs eliminate, reduce, or prevent the incidence and the degree of minority student isolation in targeted schools.
Indicator 8.1.1 of 1: Magnet schools will eliminate, reduce, or prevent minority group isolation according to their individual objectives by successfully attracting and enrolling students whose demographic composition is consistent with and furthers a school's specific objective for the reduction, prevention or elimination of minority group isolation.
Targets and Performance Data Assessment of Progress Sources and Data Quality
The percentage of Magnet schools that have met their objectives to reduce, prevent, or eliminate minority group isolation.
Year Actual Performance Performance Targets

Progress: Collecting data on minority group isolation and student achievement has posed challenges for the Department. The data on the performance reports are self-reported, and the objectives for reducing minority group isolation are set by the grantee. Few applications provided baseline data on student achievement. An evaluation to be completed in 2003 will report on the extent to which some magnet schools reduced minority group isolation and met their achievement objectives.

Source: Performance Report
Grantee Performance Report: Magnet Schools Grantee Performance Report.

Additional Source Information: Magnet Study conducted by AIR. Data from this study are due November 2003.

Frequency: Annually.

Data Available: November 2003
Validated By: On-Site Monitoring By ED.

Limitations: Data in performance reports are self reported.


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