Education program evaluation (111 - 120 of 221 items)
VA Student Financial Aid: Potential Effect of Providing Education Tax Benefit Eligibility to Students Receiving VA Assistance
HEHS-00-40R: Published: Jan 27, 2000. Publicly Released: Jan 27, 2000.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO provided information on the eligibility for education tax benefits for students receiving financial assistance from the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA), focusing on: (1) the major differences between VA's process of approving courses of study and the Department of Education's process of certifying schools; and (2) the number of VA students and schools t...
Migrant Children: Education and HHS Need to Improve the Exchange of Participant Information
HEHS-00-4: Published: Oct 15, 1999. Publicly Released: Nov 1, 1999.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO provided information on the Department of Education's Migrant Education Program (MEP) and the Department of Health and Human Services' (HHS) Migrant Head Start Program (MHS), focusing on: (1) the goals of the MEP and MHS programs, how they operate, who they serve, and what services they provide; (2) the extent to which Education and HHS facilitate the coord...
Ed-Flex Program: Increase in Flexibility Useful but Limited by Scope of Waiver Authority
T-HEHS-99-67: Published: Feb 25, 1999. Publicly Released: Feb 25, 1999.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO discussed the Education Flexibility Partnership Demonstration Program (Ed-Flex), which authorizes 12 states to grant waivers (temporary exceptions from certain federal requirements) to their local school districts, focusing on: (1) the scope and limitations of the current Ed-Flex waiver authority; (2) opportunities for expansion to more states under current...
Head Start: Challenges in Monitoring Program Quality and Demonstrating Results
HEHS-98-186: Published: Jun 30, 1998. Publicly Released: Jun 30, 1998.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed how the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) ensures that Head Start programs are accountable for complying with laws and regulations and for achieving program purposes, focusing on: (1) the extent to which Head Start's mission, goal, and objectives provide an overall framework that emphasizes compliance with applicable laws and regulation...
Student Testing: Issues Related to Voluntary National Mathematics and Reading Tests
HEHS-98-163: Published: Jun 18, 1998. Publicly Released: Jun 18, 1998.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the Department of Education's plan to develop voluntary national tests for fourth grade reading and eighth grade mathematics, focusing on: (1) the relationship between the National Assessment Governing Board and Education; (2) costs of developing the national voluntary tests and procedures for hiring contractors; and (3) possible explanations for t...
Individuals With Disabilities Education Act: School Districts' Response to Regulatory Deadline
T-HEHS-98-156: Published: Apr 22, 1998. Publicly Released: Apr 22, 1998.
GAO discussed its ongoing work on the impact of federal requirements on school districts, focusing on: (1) the school districts' response to the timeframe set out in the Department of Education's proposed regulations implementing changes to Individualized Education Programs (IEP).GAO noted that: (1) during its interviews, school districts related three major concerns about the July 1, 1998, deadli...
Head Start: Research Insufficient to Assess Program Impact
T-HEHS-98-126: Published: Mar 26, 1998. Publicly Released: Mar 26, 1998.
GAO discussed Head Start's impact on children and their families, and the adequacy of the Department of Health and Human Services' (HHS) current research plans to provide additional information on Head Start's impact.GAO noted that: (1) the Head Start program has provided comprehensive services to millions of low-income children and their families; (2) little is known, however, about whether the p...
Federal Education Funding: Multiple Programs and Lack of Data Raise Efficiency and Effectiveness Concerns (Supplemental Information to Testimony)
HEHS-98-77R: Published: Jan 21, 1998. Publicly Released: Jan 21, 1998.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO provided supplemental information to its previous testimony on the challenges in obtaining important information about education programs and their outcomes, focusing on: (1) the definition and criteria GAO used to identify the number of federal education programs and departments that administer them; (2) the number of funded federal education programs prov...
Education Programs: Information on the Ed-Flex Demonstration Project
HEHS-98-61R: Published: Dec 15, 1997. Publicly Released: Dec 15, 1997.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the Department of Education's Education Flexibility Partnership Demonstration Program (Ed-Flex), focusing on whether Ed-Flex is structured to address the issues associated with multiple federal programs.GAO noted that: (1) under the Ed-Flex project, 12 states have been given limited authority to waive certain federal requirements affecting local sc...
Federal Education Funding: Multiple Programs and Lack of Data Raise Efficiency and Effectiveness Concerns
T-HEHS-98-46: Published: Nov 6, 1997. Publicly Released: Nov 6, 1997.
GAO discussed: (1) the amount and complexity of federal support for education; (2) additional planning, implementation, and evaluative information needed by agencies and the Congress on federal education programs; and (3) some of the challenges of obtaining more and better information.GAO noted that: (1) billions in federal education dollars are distributed through hundreds of programs and more th...