Education program evaluation (21 - 30 of 32 items)
Early Childhood Programs: Local Perspectives on Barriers to Providing Head Start Services
HEHS-95-8: Published: Dec 21, 1994. Publicly Released: Jan 20, 1995.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the Head Start Program, focusing on: (1) the barriers to providing quality Head Start services; (2) the techniques that Head Start staff can use to overcome these barriers; and (3) how local Head Start programs use quality improvement funds to enhance and strengthen service quality.GAO found that: (1) Head Start program directors have difficulties...
Hispanic Dropouts and Federal Programs
PEMD-94-18R: Published: Apr 6, 1994. Publicly Released: Apr 6, 1994.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO provided information on federal programs that address the Hispanic high school dropout problem, focusing on: (1) the availability of these programs in areas with large Hispanic populations; and (2) whether sufficient participation data are available to support conclusions regarding program coverage. GAO noted that: (1) there are many federal education progr...
School-Age Children: Poverty and Diversity Challenge Schools Nationwide
T-HEHS-94-125: Published: Mar 16, 1994. Publicly Released: Mar 16, 1994.
GAO discussed the educational needs of poor school-aged children and the impact of demographic changes on national education goals. GAO noted that: (1) although the total number of school-age children declined by 2.3 million between 1980 and 1990, the number of poor school-age children increased to 7.6 million and the school-age poverty rate increased to 17.1 percent; (2) since 1990, child poverty...
Exiting Program Improvement
HRD-93-2R: Published: Mar 30, 1993. Publicly Released: Mar 30, 1993.
GAO provided information on the: (1) percentage of Chapter 1 schools that exit the Chapter 1 program after 1 year due to improved student achievement-test scores; and (2) extent of inaccurate school ratings based on imprecise achievement-test scores. GAO found that: (1) one-half to three-quarters of the schools identified for program improvement would improve student achievement-test scores after...
Adolescent Drug Use Prevention: Common Features of Promising Community Programs
PEMD-92-2: Published: Jan 16, 1992. Publicly Released: Feb 24, 1992.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO examined the design, implementation, and results of promising, comprehensive, community-based drug use prevention programs for young adolescents.GAO found that: (1) successful drug abuse prevention programs took a positive approach toward youth and stressed skills learning, motivational techniques, and coping tactics necessary for dealing with the multiple...
Promising Practice: Private Programs Guaranteeing Student Aid for Higher Education
PEMD-90-16: Published: Jun 22, 1990. Publicly Released: Jul 9, 1990.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO examined various private-sector organizations which have established guaranteed aid and support programs to help disadvantaged students.GAO found that: (1) the private-sector programs are promising because of their participants' significant efforts, generally plausible program designs, and some early indications of positive results; (2) only modest program...
Job Training Partnership Act: Services and Outcomes for Participants With Differing Needs
HRD-89-52: Published: Jun 9, 1989. Publicly Released: Jun 9, 1989.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO provided information on the Job Training Partnership Act (JTPA) program, focusing on: (1) participants' readiness to enter the job market; (2) the type and intensity of services participants received according to their job readiness; (3) participant employment outcomes; and (4) differences among JTPA service delivery areas (SDA).GAO found that SDA: (1) gene...
Compensatory Education: Chapter 1 Participants Generally Meet Selection Criteria
HRD-87-26: Published: Jan 30, 1987. Publicly Released: Jan 30, 1987.
In response to a congressional request, GAO provided information on school officials' selection of students for a federal compensatory education program under chapter 1 of the Education Consolidation and Improvement Act of 1981 to determine: (1) whether the students met federal, state, and local selection requirements; and (2) how states ensured compliance with the act's requirements.GAO found tha...
School Dropouts: The Extent and Nature of the Problem
HRD-86-106BR: Published: Jun 23, 1986. Publicly Released: Jun 23, 1986.
In response to a congressional request, GAO provided an overview of national survey information on: (1) the number of school dropouts; (2) factors relating to youth dropping out of school; (3) factors associated with youth returning to school; (4) labor market consequences of dropping out; and (5) dropout assistance programs.GAO noted that: (1) high school graduation rates have increased significa...
Department of Education Uncertain About Effectiveness of Its Special Services Program
HRD-83-13: Published: Nov 12, 1982. Publicly Released: Dec 13, 1982.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the Department of Education's Special Services for Disadvantaged Students program.Under the Special Services program, grants are awarded to postsecondary institutions which support projects for providing disadvantaged students with services such as tutoring, counseling, and special classes. GAO found that Education does not have any assurance that...