Fact Sheet: Addressing the Risk of COVID-19 While Serving Migratory Children
In response to multiple requests from grantees and other stakeholders, the Department developed the Fact Sheet: Addressing the Risk of COVID-19 While Serving Migratory Children. This Fact Sheet provides information to assist State educational agencies (SEAs) and local operating agencies (LOAs) in determining how to continue to identify eligible migratory children and provide services to address their needs, while taking into consideration the health, safety, and well-being of staff and migratory families. To access the Fact Sheet along with additional information and guidance related to the Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, please see: https://www.ed.gov/coronavirus.
Migrant Education Program Coordination Website: RESULTS
Visit RESULTS.ed.gov to access technical assistance resources, State contact information, a calendar of events, and more!
Data, Evaluations, Studies and Surveys
The U.S. Department of Education collects data annually from State Educational Agencies (SEAs) concerning the operation of the Title I, Part C, Migrant Education Program (MEP). The data are collected through Part I and Part II of the Consolidated State Performance Report (CSPR). The data provide the Department with information on: the number of eligible migrant children; student characteristics (e.g., mobility, English language proficiency, priority-for-services); student participation in MEP-funded services, staffing levels, and on the academic achievement of migrant students.
Select MEP CSPR data are included in the Department’s ED Data Express (https://eddataexpress.ed.gov/), a Web site designed to improve the public’s ability to access and explore high-value state-level education data collected by the Department. The site is designed to be interactive and to present the data in a clear, easy-to-use manner, with options to download information into Excel or manipulate the data within the Web site. The site currently includes data from EDFacts, CSPR, State Accountability Workbooks, the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), the National Assessment of Education Progress (NAEP), the College Board, and the Department’s Budget Service office.
Migrant Achievement Data, collected in the CSPR Part I, is located within ED Data Express. The data, expressed as percent proficient in the content areas of Reading, Mathematics, and Science, may be viewed by Elementary School, Middle School, High School, Grade Four, and Grade Eight.
MEP Eligibility and Participation data, collected in the CSPR Part II, is also located within ED Data Express, and may be viewed by groups, sub-groups, and data elements. The data may be selected by “group,” and migrant groups include Migrant Students Eligible for Services, Migrant Students Participating in Services – Performance Period, Migrant Students Participating in Services – Regular School Year, and Migrant Students Participating in Services – Summer/Intersession. Moreover, the data may be selected by “sub-group,” and include Eligible Migrant Students, Limited English Proficient Students, Priority for Service Students, Students with Disabilities, Total Migrant Participation, Participation in Instructional Services, and Participation in Support Services. Finally, data may be selected by data element, which includes the age/grade categories of Ages 3-5, Grades K-3, Grades 4-5, Grades 6-8, Grades 9-12, Out-of-School Youth, and Total Population.
The Common Core of Data (CCD)- The CCD is a comprehensive, annual, national statistical database of information concerning all public elementary and secondary schools (approximately 91,000) and school districts (approximately 16,000). The CCD is produced by the U.S. Department of Education’s National Center for Education Statistics.
National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP) – The NAEP, also known as “the Nation’s Report Card,” is the only nationally representative and continuing assessment of what America’s students know and can do in various subject areas. Since 1969, assessments have been conducted periodically in reading, mathematics, science, writing, U.S. history, civics, geography, and the arts.
Schools and Staffing Survey (SASS) – SASS is the nation’s largest sample survey of America’s public and private schools, districts, principals, teachers, and library media centers.
General Demographic Information on Migrant Workers and Agriculture
National Agricultural Workers Survey (NAWS) – The U.S. Department of Labor is the only national information source on the demographics and working and living conditions of U.S. farmworkers. Information has been collected from over 25,000 farm workers since the NAWS began in 1988. The survey samples all crop farmworkers in three cycles each year in order to capture the seasonality of the work. The NAWS locates and samples workers at their work sites, avoiding the well-publicized undercount of this difficult-to-find population.
U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA), National Agricultural Statistics Survey (NASS), Census of Agriculture – The census of agriculture is a complete accounting of United States agricultural production. It is the only source of uniform, comprehensive agricultural data for every county in the Nation. The census includes as a farm every place from which $1,000 or more of agricultural products were produced and sold or normally would have been sold during the census year. The census of agriculture is taken every five years covering the years ending in “2” and “7.”
U.S. Department of Agriculture, Child Nutrition Programs – USDA is responsible for providing a safety net for millions of Americans who are food-insecure and for developing and promoting dietary guidance based on scientific evidence. USDA works to increase food security and reduce hunger by providing children and low-income people access to food, a healthful diet and nutrition education in a way that supports American agriculture and inspires public confidence. Child Nutrition programs administered by FNS provide healthy food to children through programs that include the National School Lunch Program, School Breakfast Program, Child and Adult Care Food Program, Summer Food Service Program and the Fresh Fruit and Vegetable Program.
During summer months, USDA works with community sponsors to serve millions of meals to low-income children through the Summer Food Service Program. This program helps fight hunger and obesity by reimbursing organizations such as schools, child care centers, and after-school programs for providing healthy meals to children.
The Office of Elementary and Secondary Education (OESE) provides links to clearinghouses, technical assistance resources and related programs.