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PUBLIC LAW 98-000—MMMM. DD, 1984

98 STAT. 1278

Post, p. 1281.

PUBLIC LAW 98-377—AUG. 11, 1984

and careers of students from historically underrepresented and underserved groups, including females, minorities, individuals with limited-English proficiency, the handicapped, migrants, and the gifted and talented. (3) No institution of higher education may receive assistance under paragraphs (2)(B) and (C) of this subsection unless the institution enters into an agreement with a local educational agency, or consortium of such agencies, to provide inservice training and retraining for the elementary and secondary school teachers in the public and private schools of the school district of each such agency. (c)(1) Not less than 20 per centum of the amount available under this section shall be used by the State agency for higher education for cooperative programs among institutions of higher education, local educational agencies. State educational agencies, private industry, and private nonprofit organizations, including museums, libraries, educational television stations, and professional mathematics, science, and engineering societies and associations for the development and dissemination of projects designed to improve student understanding and performance in science, mathematics, and critical foreign languages. In carrying out this subsection, the State agency for higher education shall give special consideration to programs involving consortial arrangements which include local educational agencies. (2) For the purpose of paragraph (1) of this subsection, critical foreign languages include foreign languages designated by the Secretary pursuant to section 211(d). (d) Not to exceed 5 per centum of the amount available under this section may be used by the State agency for higher education for— (1) the State assessment required by section 208 of this title; and (2) the costs of administration and evaluation of the program assisted under this title incurred by the State higher education agency. STATE ASSESSMENT OF MATHEMATICS, SCIENCE, FOREIGN LANGUAGES, AND COMPUTER LEARNING

Grants. 20 USC 3968.

Public availability.

SEC. 208. (a) Each State which desires to receive grants under this title shall prepare not later than nine months following the date for which funds under this title become available, a preliminary assessment of the status of mathematics, science, foreign language, and computer learning within the State. Such preliminary assessment shall be made available to all local educational agencies within the State to assist the local educational agencies to carry out the requirements of section 210. A final version of such assessment shall be submitted to the Secretary not later than the end of the first year for which funds under this title are made available. Each first assessment shall be prepared after an examination of the local assessments submitted under section 210. Each such assessment shall include a description and a five-year projection of— (1) the availability of qualified mathematics, science, foreign language, and computer learning teachers at the secondary and postsecondary education levels within the State; (2) the qualifications of teachers in mathematics, science, foreign languages, and computer learning at the secondary and postsecondary education levels, and the qualifications of teach-