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Part IV

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

ACTION: Notice inviting applications for new awards for fiscal year 
(FY) 2002.


    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 makers.
    For FY 2002, 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: December 21, 2001.
    The application package for this competition is also available on 
line at: http://ed.gov/GrantApps/
    Deadline for Transmittal of Applications: March 8, 2002.
    Estimated Available Funds: $700,000.
    The estimated amount of funds available for new awards is based on 
the Administration's request for NAEP for FY 2002. The actual level of 
funding for the secondary analysis program, 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.
    Estimated Number of Awards: 6-8.

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

    Project Period: Up to 18 months.
    Page Limit: The application narrative (Part III of the application) 
is where you, the applicant, address the selection criteria that 
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 
than 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.
    We will reject your application if--
     You apply these standards and exceed the page limit; or
     You apply other standards and exceed the equivalent of the 
page limit.
    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, 86, 97, 98, and 99. (b) The regulations in 34 CFR part 700.


Invitational Priorities

    We are particularly interested in applications that meet one or 
more of the invitational priorities listed in this section of this 
notice. Under 34 CFR 75.105(c)(1) we do not give an application that 
meets one or more of the priorities a competitive or absolute 
preference over other applications.
    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 performance.
    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, 1990 K Street, NW., room 8007, Washington, DC 
20006. Telephone: (202) 502-7446 or via Internet: 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 may obtain a copy of the application 
package in an alternative format by contacting the program person 
the Department is not able to reproduce in an alternative format the 
standard forms included in the application package.

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

    Dated: December 17, 2001.
Grover J. Whitehurst,
Assistant Secretary for Educational Research and Improvement.
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