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ERIC Number: ED529267
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2012
Pages: 36
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: N/A
Race to the Top Annual Performance Report. CFDA Number: 84.395
US Department of Education
The Department has developed a Race to the Top program review process that not only addresses the Department's responsibilities for fiscal and programmatic oversight, but is designed to identify areas to differentiate support based on individual State needs, as well as certain topics where States can leverage work with each other and with experts to achieve and sustain educational reforms that improve student outcomes. The program review process is composed of multiple components including onsite reviews, stocktakes and annual performance reports. The Race to the Top Annual Performance Report (APR) will document grantees' progress toward the annual targets set forth by the grantees in their Race to the Top applications. The annual performance measures States included in their applications are leading indicators of their success towards increasing student outcomes. Therefore, the APR is one mechanism for holding States accountable for meeting their annual targets or making significant progress towards them. States will provide information on the laws, statutes, regulations, or guidelines that affect key elements of their Race to the Top plans, and report on their progress in meeting the absolute priority (a comprehensive and coherent approach to education reform), and competitive preference priority (an emphasis on science, technology, engineering, and mathematics). In addition, States will provide information on their progress in meeting the invitational priority areas in their approved plans, which may include innovations for improving early learning outcomes; expansion and adaptation of statewide longitudinal data systems; P-20 coordination, vertical and horizontal alignment; and school-level conditions for reform, innovation, and learning. In the Year 1 APR, grantees will provide data from school year (SY) 2010-11. In subsequent years, data will be collected for SYs 2011-12, 2012-13, 2013-14, and 2014-15. In States' Race to the Top applications, States provided percentage baselines for some metrics. States also provided denominators for these baseline percentages for some metrics, while for others the Department noted that these data would be requested of grantees in the future. For purposes of cross-State comparison, clarity, and data integrity, we are purposely asking grantees to provide both the numerator and denominator that would produce the percentages for the identified metrics. After grantees have uploaded the data requested in the APR to the online collection tool, the system will generate a report that shows percentages. This report will also permit comparison between the baseline, the targets for SY 2010-11 provided in the State's Race to the Top plan, and the actual SY 2010-11 data provided in the APR. (Contains 4 footnotes.)
US Department of Education. Available from: ED Pubs. P.O. Box 1398, Jessup, MD 20794-1398. Tel: 877-433-7827; Fax: 301-470-1244; Web site:
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education; Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: Department of Education (ED)
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: American Recovery and Reinvestment Act 2009; Race to the Top