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1/ Distribution adjusted to a minimum of $94,000 for the 50 States, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, and the Virgin Islands and $91,135 for the other Outlying Areas. Balance of funds distributed under the Basic Grants formula, with no State receiving more than $200,000. Appropriations law for fiscal year 1984 required that each State receive the same amount of funds that it received in 1983, with the remainder ($500,000) distributed equally among the States.
2/ Appropriations law for fiscal year 1985 required that each State receive the amount that it received in 1984. Funds originally appropriated for the Outlying Areas were, under the Perkins Act, distributed in equal amounts to States below the $120,000 minimum allocation.
3/. Funds are distributed by the Basic Grant formula, as called for in the Perkins Act. Distribution is adjusted to a minimum of $120,000 and a maximum of $225,000 for the 50 States, D.C., and Puerto Rico. No funds are allocated to the Outlying Areas.
1/ Distribution of 99 percent of the total is based on initial allocation of $150,000 to each State, D.C., and Puerto Rico and the balance distributed on the basis of population age 16 and over with less than a high school diploma (1980 Census), with no State receiving less than 90 percent of its 1973 allotment.
Distribution of one percent based on an initial allocation of $50,000 to each outlying Area and the balance distributed on the basis of population age 16 and over with less than a high school diploma (1970 Census), with no Area receiving less than its 1979 allotment.
2/ Estimated distribution is based on initial allocation of $250,000 to each State and $150,000 to each Outlying Area, with the remainder distributed on the basis of population age 16 and over with less than a high school diploma (1980 Census). No State may receive less than its allocation for fiscal year 1984.
3/ Upon adoption of the Compact of Free Association, amounts allocated for the Trust Territories will no longer be available, except amounts for the Republic of Palau.
TUESDAY, APRIL 30, 1985.
EDUCATIONAL RESEARCH AND STATISTICS
DONALD J. SENESE, ASSISTANT SECRETARY FOR EDUCATIONAL RESEARCH AND IMPROVEMENT
EMERSON J. ELLIOTT, ADMINISTRATOR, NATIONAL CENTER FOR EDUCATION STATISTICS AND ACTING DIRECTOR, NATIONAL INSTITUTE OF EDUCATION
THOMAS CARROLL, CHIEF OF PROGRAM PLANNING AND RESEARCH, NATIONAL INSTITUTE OF EDUCATION
SALLY H. CHRISTENSEN, DIRECTOR, BUDGET SERVICE, OFFICE OF PLANNING, BUDGET AND EVALUATION
CAROL CICHOWSKI, DIRECTOR, SPECIAL EDUCATION, REHABILITATION AND RESEARCH ANALYSIS DIVISION, OFFICE OF PLANNING, BUDGET AND EVALUATION
Mr. NATCHER. At this time, we take up the budget request for Educational Research and Statistics. We have before the committee Mr. Donald J. Senese, the Assistant Secretary for Educational Research and Improvement.
Mr. Senese, it is a pleasure to have you before the committee at this time. As we understand, this may be your last occasion to appear before the committee on this particular subject. We want to wish you the best of everything in the future.
Mr. Senese, before you start, tell us who you have with you there at the table.
Mr. SENESE. Mr. Chairman, on my left is Emerson J. Elliott, Administrator of the National Center for Education Statistics and the Acting Director of the National Institute of Education; and to his left is Tom Carroll, Chief, Program Planning and Development, National Institute of Education; and on my right is Sally Christensen, Director of Budget Services, Office of Planning, Budget and Evaluation; and to her right is Carol Cichowski, Director, Division of Special Education, Rehabilitation and Research Analysis.
Mr. NATCHER. We are delighted to have all of you before the committee. As you know, your entire statement will be placed in the record, and we will be pleased to hear from you.
Mr. SENESE. Mr. Chairman, let me present the highlights of that statement. Support for educational research and statistics is a Federal responsibility and makes a significant contribution to the educational enterprise.
For fiscal year 1986, the Administration is requesting a total budget of $59,978,000 for Educational Research and Statistics, which would support a continuation of the fiscal year 1985 level of
$8,747,000 for the National Center for Education Statistics, and $51,231,000 for the National Institute of Education.
As the primary Federal agency responsible for education statistics, the National Center for Education Statistics collects, analyzes and disseminates statistics on the condition of education in the United States.
The 1986 agency request of $8,747,000 maintains the recent level of funding for NCES. Of this amount, $2.5 million is requested to provide data on elementary and secondary education.
At the postsecondary level, $3.8 million is requested. Implementation of the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System is intended to provide for the first time consistent data on enrollments, awards, staff and finance for postsecondary institutions whose primary purpose is education.
In response to the Carl Perkins Vocational Education Act, Public Law 98-524, the Center is designing a new system to collect vocational education data. $1.0 million will be used to augment current elementary and secondary, postsecondary and planned longitudinal surveys, and to design sample surveys. Major objectives are to minimize response burden and improve data quality. Through this system, data will be provided on vocational education programs, completers of these programs as well as staff, finances, students and facilities.
Key to the Center's data collection activities is information analysis and dissemination. $1.4 million is requested to continue the Statistical Information Office, and to develop and refine the measures used in the Indicators of Education Status and Trends.
In addition, the Center will continue its Fast Response Survey System to provide data to address policy concerns of the Depart
Mr. Chairman, the National Institute of Education is the Federal Government's primary agency for conducting research to find ways to improve American education. For fiscal year 1986, $51,231,000 is requested, which is the same as the fiscal year 1985 appropriation. This request would enable the Institute to focus on improving the quality of education and providing assistance to States and localities.
Approximately $48.2 million of the fiscal year 1986 budget request would be used to continue current activities, including support for regional educational laboratories and national research centers that will result from the Congressionally-directed national competition in 1985.
Other long-term institutional commitments include: The Educational Resources Information Center system; the National Assessment of Educational Progress; the Center for the Study of Reading; the Institute for Research on Teaching; and the National Center for Bilingual Research.
Other multi-year contracts and grants would be supported for research in the areas of effective schools and effective teaching, literacy, and mathematics learning. An additional $1.6 million would be used to provide partial support of the Congressionally-mandated assessment of compensatory education.
In conclusion, let me say that I believe that the National Center for Education Statistics and the National Institute of Education