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ESEA: Voluntary Public School Choice - 2004

CFDA Number: 84.361 - Voluntary Public School Choice

Program Goal: To assist States and local school districts in creating, expanding, and implementing a public school choice program.
Objective 8.1 of 1: The Voluntary Public School Choice Program increases the number of students moving from low performing to higher performing schools.
Indicator 8.1.1 of 1: The number of families who exercise public school choice will increase.
Targets and Performance Data Assessment of Progress Sources and Data Quality
The number of students exercising their choice to transfer from low performing to higher performing schools.
Year Actual Performance Performance Targets

Progress: During the first year, 7 of 13 projects planned and designed a public school choice program. Therefore the baseline will be repeated in 2004 to reflect complete program implementation. As a result, full progress cannot be assessed.

Explanation: Choosing not to transfer is considered exercising the option. For measure B, the final evaluation summary report is currently undergoing departmental review. Data from this report will be provided when it has completed the final review phase.  
Additional Source Information: Secured through PPSS, COSMOS Corporation (contractor) is performing the National Evaluation of the Voluntary Public School Choice Program.

Frequency: Annually.
Collection Period: 2003 - 2004
Data Available: November 2004
Validated By: No Formal Verification.
Data will also be verified by information submitted in annual performance reports (August 2004) and COSMOS evaluation report (Fall 2004).


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