Education program evaluation (121 - 130 of 221 items)
Safe and Drug-Free Schools: Balancing Accountability With State and Local Flexibility
HEHS-98-3: Published: Oct 10, 1997. Publicly Released: Oct 10, 1997.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed: (1) the accountability measures the Safe and Drug-Free Schools and Communities Act requires at the federal, state, and local levels; (2) the activities that the Department of Education uses for overseeing state and local programs; (3) how state education agencies (SEA) ensure local programs' compliance with the act; and (4) how Safe and Drug-Free...
Education Programs: Information on Major Preschool, Elementary, and Secondary Education Programs
HEHS-97-210R: Published: Sep 15, 1997. Publicly Released: Sep 15, 1997.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO provided information on work it completed from 1990 through 1997 addressing early childhood, elementary, and secondary education issues.GAO noted that: (1) GAO work has identified the need for improvement in the Department of Education's oversight and management of education programs; (2) a major weakness is lack of evaluations of program effectiveness and...
Education and Employment Issue Area: Active Assignments
AA-97-13(3): Published: Sep 1, 1997. Publicly Released: Sep 1, 1997.
GAO provided information on its active assignments in the Education and Employment issue area as of August 29, 1997...
Proprietary Schools: Poorer Student Outcomes at Schools That Rely More on Federal Student Aid
HEHS-97-103: Published: Jun 13, 1997. Publicly Released: Jun 13, 1997.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the relationship between school performance and reliance on title IV funds in the proprietary school sector.GAO noted that: (1) proprietary schools that relied more heavily on title IV funds tended to have poorer student outcomes; (2) GAO's analysis showed that, on average, the higher a school's reliance on title IV, the lower its students' complet...
Head Start: Research Provides Little Information on Impact of Current Program
HEHS-97-59: Published: Apr 15, 1997. Publicly Released: Apr 15, 1997.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the impact of the current Head Start Program, focusing on what: (1) the studies conducted on current Head Start programs suggest about Head Start's impact; and (2) types of Head Start studies are planned by the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS).GAO noted that: (1) although an extensive body of literature exists on Head Start, only a sma...
Department of Education: Challenges in Promoting Access and Excellence in Education
T-HEHS-97-99: Published: Mar 20, 1997. Publicly Released: Mar 20, 1997.
GAO discussed the major challenges the Department of Education faces in achieving its mission to: (1) ensure access to postsecondary institutions, while at the same time protecting the financial interests of the government; and (2) promote access to and excellence in elementary, secondary, and adult education.GAO noted that: (1) although the Department has made progress in ensuring access to posts...
VA Student Financial Aid: Opportunity to Reduce Overlap in Approving Education and Training Programs
HEHS-96-22: Published: Oct 30, 1995. Publicly Released: Oct 30, 1995.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO determined the extent to which state approving agencies (SAA) assessment activities overlap the efforts of other agencies.GAO found that: (1) $10.5 million of the $12 million paid to SAA in 1994 was spent to conduct assessments already performed by the Department of Education; (2) these assessments involved reviews of accredited academic and vocational scho...
Adult Education: Measuring Program Results Has Been Challenging
HEHS-95-153: Published: Sep 8, 1995. Publicly Released: Sep 8, 1995.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO provided information on the Adult Education Act's (AEA) State Grant Program, focusing on: (1) its coordination with federal employment training programs; and (2) the extent to which the program ensures accountability for program quality and results.GAO found that: (1) AEA goals are broad so that people with diverse backgrounds can have access to various typ...
Education and Employment Issue Area Plan: Fiscal Years 1995-96
IAP-95-96: Published: Sep 1, 1995. Publicly Released: Sep 1, 1995.
Our issue area's work in education focuses on matters relating to children's early development and their preparation for higher education and work. These issues are especially significant as Congress assesses the effectiveness of current federal education programs and reconsiders the extent of federal involvement. We will continue to focus on federal activities supporting state and local governmen...
Vocational Education: 2-Year Colleges Improve Programs, Maintain Access for Special Populations
HEHS-95-163: Published: Jul 26, 1995. Publicly Released: Jul 26, 1995.
Pursuant to a legislative requirement, GAO compared student participation and changes in vocational education programs between the 1991 and 1994 school years, focusing on: (1) the extent to which 2-year colleges have enhanced the quality of vocational education programs; and (2) special population groups' participation in vocational education programs and access to support services.GAO found that:...