Secondary school students (21 - 30 of 30 items)
U.S. and Foreign Strategies for Preparing Noncollege Youth for Employment
T-HRD-90-31: Published: Jun 14, 1990. Publicly Released: Jun 14, 1990.
GAO discussed the preparation of noncollege youth in the United States and four foreign countries. GAO found that: (1) the United States fails to prepare noncollege youth for employment, equip them with necessary literacy skills, and provide them an effective transition from school to work; (2) 20 percent of young U.S. adults read below the eighth-grade level; (3) many children, primarily from low...
Education Reform: Initial Effects in Four School Districts
PEMD-89-28: Published: Sep 26, 1989. Publicly Released: Sep 26, 1989.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO examined the effects of state-mandated educational reforms on the academic achievement, dropout rates, and enrollment patterns of educationally disadvantaged secondary school students in four large school districts.GAO found that: (1) state-mandated education reforms included additional academic courses for high school graduation, exit examinations, tighten...
Impacts of Education Reform
T-PEMD-89-2: Published: Mar 7, 1989. Publicly Released: Mar 7, 1989.
GAO discussed the effects of four urban school districts' education reforms on disadvantaged students': (1) academic achievement; (2) dropout rates; and (3) enrollment in vocational education courses. GAO noted that the urban school districts: (1) each had majority populations of black or Hispanic students; (2) implemented, in response to state legislative mandates, reforms involving graduation te...
Compensatory Education: Chapter 1's Comparability of Services Provision
HRD-87-102: Published: Aug 27, 1987. Publicly Released: Aug 27, 1987.
GAO reviewed states' implementation of the comparability-of-services provision of the Education Consolidation and Improvement Act of 1981.GAO noted that the provision requires that children living in areas receiving assistance under the act not receive fewer state- and local-funded services than children in areas not receiving such assistance. GAO found that: (1) there is confusion among the state...
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...
The School Dropout Problem
129915: May 20, 1986
Testimony was given concerning the school dropout problem, including: (1) the number of dropouts; (2) the factors related to youths dropping out of school; and (3) the labor market consequences of youths' not finishing high school. GAO found that the number of dropouts is uncertain because of the varying data collection methods and different groups studied. Data from national and local surveys ind...
Review of the Upward Bound Program
HRD-83-19: Published: Mar 18, 1983. Publicly Released: Apr 18, 1983.
GAO was requested to review the Department of Education's special programs for students from disadvantaged backgrounds. As part of that review, GAO evaluated the administration of the Upward Bound Program.GAO found that, although Upward Bound has been in operation since 1965, it is unclear whether the program is achieving its intended purpose. At the 12 Upward Bound projects visited, about 50 perc...
Greater Use of Exemplary Education Programs Could Improve Education for Disadvantaged Children
HRD-81-65: Published: Sep 15, 1981. Publicly Released: Sep 15, 1981.
A review was made of the efforts by the Department of Education to promote the adoption of exemplary programs by local school districts to improve reading projects that are conducted under the Elementary and Secondary Education Act. Since the primary mechanism of the Department of Education for disseminating information on exemplary Elementary and Secondary Education Act projects and for helping l...