Reporting and Evaluation

Reporting and Evaluation

Reporting and Evaluation

These pages provide resources related to the Part D data collection for coordinators, subgrantees, data administrators and facilities and programs.

Introduction

Collecting and Using Data for Title I, Part D Programs

Ensuring accurate data collection, data reporting, and data use for program evaluation purposes are important and essential components of Title I, Part D (Part D), programs. Data on academic and vocational outcomes provide information that the U.S. Department of Education (ED) and States need to assess student progress, demonstrate whether programs are meeting requirements, and identify needs so resources can be targeted appropriately.

Information is provided throughout these pages for Part D coordinators, subgrantees, and data administrators in relation to the Federal data collection; results and data from previous data collections; tools and resources to assist with data use; and information related to developing comprehensive data systems and implementing pre- and posttesting within programs.

Featured Resources

NDTAC logo: NDTAC resource The Instructional Guide to Reporting Title I, Part D Data in the CSPR for SY 2015–16

Updated October 2016

This edition of the “Instructional Guide to Reporting Title I, Part D Data in the CSPR for SY 2015–16” provides the latest updates for the SY 2015–16 Title I, Part D data collection. The guide highlights the importance of the Federal data collection process, provides details about the CSPR and the EDFacts initiatives, and includes comprehensive reporting instructions.

NDTAC logo: NDTAC resource National and State Fast Facts for SY 2013–14

February 2016

National and State data tables and graphics reflect program and funding data, as well as demographics for students enrolled in Title I, Part D, Subpart 1 and Subpart 2 programs. These pages include longitudinal data from school years 2011–12 through 2013–14, as reported by States in the U.S. Department of Education's Consolidated State Performance Report.

NDTAC logo: NDTAC resource Data Dashboards To Support Title I, Part D Program Administration: A Step-By-Step Guide

July 2015

Provides assistance on how to design a data dashboard and demonstrates how it can support Title I, Part D administration.

NDTAC logo: NDTAC resource  NDTAC Tip Sheet: Selecting Appropriate Pre-Posttests

July 2015

Highlights areas to consider and key questions for Title I, Part D administrators to ask regarding the selection of an appropriate pre-posttest for tracking student progress in reading and mathematics.

ED logo: U.S. Department of Education resource CSPR Data Reporting Forms for School Year 201415

July 2015

Link to the official Part II reporting forms on the ED Website. The Title I, Part D section (Section 2.4) can be found on page 35 of the Part II forms for SY 2014–15. The deadline for submitting completed CSPR data for SY 2014–15 to ED is February 11, 2016.

NDTAC logo: NDTAC resource Title I, Part D Annual Performance Overview SY 2012-13

May 2015

This overview summarizes the characteristics and educational achievements of students who benefit from Title I, Part D across different facility and program types, including juvenile detention, juvenile corrections, adult corrections, neglect, and at-risk programs.

Consolidated State Performance Report

Title I, Part D (Part D), requires State education agencies (SEAs) to annually submit information regarding the educational progress of students served with Part D funds (see Subpart 3, Section 1431(a)). The purpose of the Federal collection is to provide the U.S. Department of Education (ED) with data that demonstrate the effectiveness of Title I, Part D educational programs relative to the opportunities students have and the progress they are making in local district schools. SEAs report these data annually through two reporting tools: Consolidated State Performance Report (CSPR) and EDFacts. The documents and links on the CSPR and EDFacts tabs are intended to assist in understanding the Federal data collection requirements and the relationship between the CSPR and EDFacts collection tools.

Consolidated State Performance Report
The CSPR is a data collection tool administered online by ED's Office of Elementary and Secondary Education (OESE). All States receiving Part D funding must respond to the reporting requirements in the CSPR. Portions of the data requested in the CSPR are collected (or populated) through EDFacts. For an overview of the CSPR process and timeline, visit NDTAC's Federal Data Reporting and the CSPR Web page. For more details on the CSPR, refer to NDTAC's "Instructional Guide to Reporting Title I, Part D Data in the CSPR".

Featured Resources

NDTAC logo: NDTAC resource The Instructional Guide to Reporting Title I, Part D Data in the CSPR for SY 2015–16

Update October 2016

This edition of the “Instructional Guide to Reporting Title I, Part D Data in the CSPR for SY 2015–16” provides the latest updates for the SY 2015–16 Title I, Part D data collection. The guide highlights the importance of the Federal data collection process, provides details about the CSPR and the EDFacts initiatives, and includes comprehensive reporting instructions.

NDTAC logo: NDTAC resource Resources and Tools for Title I, Part D Data Collection for SY 2015–16

Updated October 2016

A series of technical assistance tools and resources that focus on reviewing and improving data quality and understanding of Title I, Part D reporting requirements. The reporting tools can be used as they are or customized for State and local technical assistance efforts. 

ED logo: U.S. Department of Education resource  CSPR Data Reporting Forms for School Year 201415

July 2015

Link to the official Part II reporting forms on the ED Website. The Title I, Part D section (Section 2.4) can be found on page 35 of the Part II forms for SY 2014–15. The deadline for submitting completed CSPR data for SY 2014–15 to ED is February 11, 2016.

EDFacts

Title I, Part D (Part D), requires State education agencies (SEAs) to annually submit information regarding the educational progress of students served with Part D funds (see Subpart 3, Section 1431(a)). The purpose of the Federal collection is to provide the U.S. Department of Education (ED) with data that demonstrate the effectiveness of Title I, Part D, educational programs relative to the opportunities students have and the progress they are making in local district schools. SEAs report these data annually through two reporting tools: Consolidated State Performance Report (CSPR) and EDFacts. The documents and links on the CSPR and EDFacts tabs are intended to assist in understanding the Federal data collection requirements and the relationship between the CSPR and EDFacts collection tools.

The EDFacts initiative began in 2003 to integrate the multiple data collections throughout ED into a single location. The goals of EDFacts are to promote high-quality data collection and reduce the reporting burden by streamlining data collection, analysis, and reporting. Currently, several reporting categories within the Title I, Part D section of the CSPR can only be reported via the EDFacts file specifications.

In addition to the EDFacts information on NDTAC's Consolidated State Performance Report (CSPR) tab, the documents and links below provide information that is frequently updated by EDFacts and important for anyone involved in the Part D data collection. We recommend checking these resources regularly for updates.

Featured Resource

ED logo: U.S. Department of Education resource  The EDFacts Home Page for File Specifications

The file specifications that apply to the Title I, Part D programs are:

State Agency/Subpart 1
• C113: Neglected or Delinquent Academic Achievement (Long-Term) File Specifications
• C119: Neglected or Delinquent Participation File Specifications

Local Education Agency/Subpart 2
• C125: Neglected or Delinquent Academic Achievement (Long-Term) File Specifications
• C127: Neglected or Delinquent Participation File Specifications

Program Outcomes and Transition Services
• C180: Neglected or Delinquent In Program Outcomes File Specifications
• C181: Neglected or Delinquent Exited Program Outcomes File Specifications
• C182: Neglected or Delinquent Transition Services File Specifications

National and State Reports & Summaries

Title I, Part D (Part D), data are used in a variety of ways—both to assess program performance at the Federal level and to assist States in examining the performance of their own programs. This page provides access to existing data summaries and program performance reports for Part D. These State and national summaries reflect the academic outcomes of students enrolled in neglected, delinquent, or at-risk (N or D) programs receiving Part D funding. Several of these resources are updated annually based on the most recent Title I, Part D, data collection.

Featured Resources

NDTAC logo: NDTAC resource National and State Fast Facts for SY 2013–14

February 2016

National and State data tables and graphics reflect program and funding data, as well as demographics for students enrolled in Title I, Part D, Subpart 1 and Subpart 2 programs. These pages include longitudinal data from school years 2011–12 through 2013–14, as reported by States in the U.S. Department of Education's Consolidated State Performance Report.

NDTAC logo: NDTAC resource Title I, Part D Annual Performance Overview SY 2012-13

May 2015

This overview summarizes the characteristics and educational achievements of students who benefit from Title I, Part D across different facility and program types, including juvenile detention, juvenile corrections, adult corrections, neglect, and at-risk programs.

NDTAC logo: NDTAC resource Title I, Part D, Program Profile for SY 2012–13

Updated December 2014

This two-page profile provides a brief overview of the Title I, Part D program, including information about the authorizing statute, administration structure, funding history, and more. It also includes a summary of student enrollment and academic performance data.

NDTAC logo: NDTAC resource Past Title I, Part D Annual Performance Reports and Overviews

February 2014

These reports and overviews summarize the characteristics and educational achievements of students enrolled in Title I, Part D-funded programs for youth who are neglected, delinquent, or at-risk. They present national student academic and vocational outcomes by State agency programs and local educational agency programs.

ED logo: U.S. Department of Education resource Title I, Part D, Federal Data and Program Performance

National Title I, Part D performance measures, program plans, results, and long-term targets are publicly available online and used in a number of different ways by the U.S. Department of Education:

NDTAC logo: NDTAC resource NDTAC Fact Sheet: Juvenile Justice Facilities

February 2010

This NDTAC fact sheet presents a snapshot of the purpose, type, characteristics, and service provisions of the more than 2000 residential juvenile justice facilities that operate in the United States.

Data Quality & Program Evaluation

Title I, Part D (Part D), data can be used by administrators, teachers, and others in a number of ways, including to review and improve the quality of the data itself; to conduct needs assessments and program evaluations; and to share and disseminate information with students, parents, and other stakeholders. However, data-based decisionmaking can only occur when the data are of high quality and reliable. The resources and tools on this page focus on understanding the need for and importance of quality data and promoting data use and program evaluation. These resources expand on the information contained in the Consolidated State Performance Report (CSPR) and EDFacts tabs, which are also intended to assist States in understanding the data collection process and facilitate the collection of accurate and high-quality data.

Featured Resource

NDTAC logo: NDTAC resource Data Dashboards To Support Title I, Part D Program Administration: A Step-By-Step Guide

July 2015

Provides assistance on how to design a data dashboard and demonstrates how it can support Title I, Part D administration.

 

Data Systems

Having integrated, student-level, and longitudinal data collection systems is essential for sharing information, reducing the burden of data collection, producing high-quality data, and improving student achievement. These resources focus on helping States think strategically about improving their efforts in these areas.

Pre-Post Assessments

Pre- and Post-Testing and Assessments

Pre-post assessments are an integral part of assessing the academic progress of students in reading and mathematics in Title I, Part D (Part D), programs, but approaches to pre-posttesting vary widely across and within States. The resources on this page highlight the process of selecting an appropriate test and some of the different approaches being taken by States and Federal programs in this area.

Featured Resources

NDTAC logo: NDTAC resource NDTAC Tip Sheet: Selecting Appropriate Pre-Posttests

July 2015

Highlights areas to consider and key questions for Title I, Part D administrators to ask regarding the selection of an appropriate pre-posttest for tracking student progress in reading and mathematics.

NDTAC logo: NDTAC resource  A Brief Guide for Selecting and Using Pre-Post Assessments

April 2006

Provides basic information about the ideal characteristics of pre- and posttests and highlights important features to consider when requesting and evaluating information from test publishers.