Education program evaluation (71 - 80 of 221 items)
Abstinence Education: Efforts to Assess the Accuracy and Effectiveness of Federally Funded Programs
GAO-07-87: Published: Oct 3, 2006. Publicly Released: Nov 16, 2006.
Reducing the incidence of sexually transmitted diseases and unintended pregnancies is one objective of the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS). HHS provides funding to states and organizations that provide abstinence-until-marriage education as one approach to address this objective. GAO was asked to describe the oversight of federally funded abstinence-until-marriage education programs...
Higher Education: More Information Could Help Education Determine the Extent to Which Eligible Servicemembers Serving on Active Duty Benefited from Relief Provided by Lenders and Schools
GAO-07-11: Published: Nov 1, 2006. Publicly Released: Nov 1, 2006.
million members of the armed forces have been deployed in service to the United States. Congress enacted the Higher Education Relief Opportunities for Students (HEROES) Act to recognize the needs of those servicemembers who are deployed in the midst of pursuing postsecondary education or repaying student loans. GAO was asked to determine (1) how the Department of Education has implemented HEROES,...
No Child Left Behind Act: Education Actions Needed to Improve Implementation and Evaluation of Supplemental Educational Services
GAO-06-1121T: Published: Sep 21, 2006. Publicly Released: Sep 21, 2006.
The No Child Left Behind Act (NCLBA) requires districts with schools receiving Title I funds that have not met state performance goals for 3 consecutive years to offer low-income students enrolled in these schools supplemental educational services (SES), such as tutoring. This testimony discusses early implementation of SES, including (1) how SES participation changed in recent years; (2) how prov...
Head Start: Progress and Challenges in Implementing Transportation Regulations
GAO-06-767R: Published: Jul 27, 2006. Publicly Released: Aug 28, 2006.
The leading cause of death for children ages 3 to 7 is motor vehicle traffic crashes. Head Start, a federal early care and education program run by local grantees and targeted at low-income children, currently serves approximately 900,000 children, and transports many of them to and from Head Start centers across the country. While not required to do so, many Head Start grantees offer transportati...
No Child Left Behind Act: Education Actions Needed to Improve Local Implementation and State Evaluation of Supplemental Educational Services
GAO-06-758: Published: Aug 4, 2006. Publicly Released: Aug 4, 2006.
The No Child Left Behind Act of 2001 (NCLBA) requires districts with schools that have not met state performance goals for 3 consecutive years to offer their low-income students supplemental educational services (SES), such as tutoring, if these schools receive Title I funds. SES are provided outside of the regular school day by a state-approved provider, with responsibility for implementation sha...
Higher Education: Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics Trends and the Role of Federal Programs
GAO-06-702T: Published: May 3, 2006. Publicly Released: May 3, 2006.
The United States is a world leader in scientific and technological innovation. To help maintain this advantage, the federal government has spent billions of dollars on education programs in the science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) fields for many years. However, concerns have been raised about the nation's ability to maintain its global technological competitive advantage in t...
Troops-To-Teachers: Program Brings More Men and Minorities to the Teaching Workforce, but Education Could Improve Management to Enhance Results
GAO-06-265: Published: Mar 1, 2006. Publicly Released: Mar 1, 2006.
With the 2002 enactment of the No Child Left Behind Act (NCLBA), GAO was mandated to review the Troops-to-Teachers program, which provides financial assistance and counseling to help military personnel obtain their teacher licenses, especially in priority subject areas, such as math and science, and find employment in high-need districts and schools, as well as public charter schools. The U.S. Dep...
Individuals with Disabilities Education Act: Education Should Provide Additional Guidance to Help States Smoothly Transition Children to Preschool
GAO-06-26: Published: Dec 14, 2005. Publicly Released: Dec 14, 2005.
Part C of the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) was established to ensure that infants and toddlers with disabilities, from birth to age 3, and their families receive appropriate early intervention services. Within the Department of Education (Education), the Office of Special Education Programs (OSEP) is responsible for awarding and monitoring grants to states for Part C accordin...
Education's Data Management Initiative: Significant Progress Made, but Better Planning Needed to Accomplish Project Goals
GAO-06-6: Published: Oct 28, 2005. Publicly Released: Oct 28, 2005.
As a condition of receiving federal funding for elementary and secondary education programs, states each year provide vast amounts of data to Education. While the need for information that informs evaluation is important (particularly with the No Child Left Behind Act), Education's data gathering has heretofore presented some problems. It has been burdensome to states because there are multiple an...
National Assessment of Educational Progress Exclusion Rates for Students with Disabilities
GAO-06-194R: Published: Oct 28, 2005. Publicly Released: Oct 28, 2005.
In July 2005, we issued a report entitled No Child Left Behind Act: Most Students with Disabilities Participated in Statewide Assessments, but Inclusion Options Could Be Improved (GAO-05-618) in response to a Congressional request for information about inclusion of students with disabilities in the statewide assessments. We found that most states were including these students in the assessments. I...