Document Number: 6722Reading First Targeted Assistance Grants Guidance - The U.S. Department of Education awards Reading First Targeted Assistance Grants, on a competitive basis, to state departments of education that demonstrate an increase in student achievement in schools and districts participating in the Reading First program. The grants are available to all state departments participating in the Reading First program that are able to show increases in student achievement over two consecutive years. A state’s eligibility begins when it has three years of student achievement data. This may include either: student data representing three years of implementation; or student data representing two years of implementation, along with baseline data from the year preceding implementation.
(U.S. Department of Education, July 2005)