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

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ESEA: Ready to Teach - 2004

CFDA Number: 84.286 - Ready to Change

Goal 8: To improve student achievement by developing high quality, standards-based digital professional development to teachers and by developing high quality, standards-based digital classroom content.
Objective 8.1 of 1: To use multiple digital technologies to develop and deliver digital courses and classroom content, and to provide training to teachers using these materials.
Indicator 8.1.1 of 1: Students participating in Ready to Teach will demonstrate enhanced academic achievement.
Targets and Performance Data Assessment of Progress Sources and Data Quality
Students who participate in Ready To Teach programs and demonstrate enhanced academic achievement.
Year Actual Performance Performance Targets

Progress: The 2005 performance target is 5% over the 2004 baseline target. Steady progress is anticipated.

Explanation: The following data may be collected: test scores, participation in more rigorous course-taking, or any other established measure of achievement. Materials developed under Ready To Teach are intended for distribution beyond the project period, although the support resources needed to maximize the resources may not be available without continued funding. During the Ready To Teach pilot phase in 2003, more than 7000 educators were impacted by Ready To Teach. As this program approaches national dissemination, it is expected that this number will increase substantially in coming years and thereby will impact the enhanced academic acheivement of an increasing number of students.  
Additional Source Information: Outside contractors' evaluation reports and projects' annual performance reports.

Frequency: Annually.
Collection Period: 2003 - 2004
Data Available: December 2004
Validated by outside contractors for evaluation and by Department staff.

Limitations: Due to limited resources for evaluation, sample sizes are appropriate for the level of funding and the scope of these projects. Because of shifting demographics, some students may not remain in the assigned school district, but every effort will be made to track these students.


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