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ESEA: Voluntary Public School Choice - FY 2007

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 1 of 1: The Voluntary Public School Choice Program increases options for public school choice.
Indicator 1.1 of 1: The number and percentage of families who exercise public school choices will increase annually.
Measure 1.1.1 of 2: (a) The number of students who have the option of attending participating VPSC schools selected by their parents.
Year Actual Performance Performance Targets
2004 755,387  
2005 862,396 849,864
2006   846,523
2007   843,384

Measure 1.1.2 of 2: (b) The percentage of students participating at each VPSC site who exercise school choice by changing schools.
Year Actual Performance Performance Targets

Source: Voluntary Public School Choice Grantee Performance Report.

Frequency: Annually.

Next Data Available: November 2007
Explanation: (a) The measure is the total number of all students eligible to apply for transfers. In some instances, grantees may not have slots available for all students applying for a transfer. The performance target is the estimated number of participating students when projects are fully implemented, excluding Florida for which no estimate was possible. (b) The calculation is the total number of students who changed schools divided by the total number of eligible students for the VPSC program across the 13 grantees. This approach is consistent with the national evaluation of this program. This measure replaces a previous similar measure that was based on an average of averages across sites. Trend data shown in the table reflect a re-calculation under the new definition. ''School'' refers to a day or residential school, as well as schools within a school, off-campus learning and ''alternative'' programs. ''Exercising choice'' refers to students who moved from their assigned school to a school of their choice. The targets reflect anticipated full implementation but may decrease over time because of predicted declining enrollments in some grantee sites.

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Last Modified: 01/27/2006