Disadvantaged persons (11 - 20 of 32 items)
Title I Preschool Education: More Children Served, but Gauging Effect on School Readiness Difficult
HEHS-00-171: Published: Sep 20, 2000. Publicly Released: Sep 20, 2000.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO provided information on the Elementary and Secondary Education Act's Title I program for preschool education, focusing on: (1) the extent to which title I funds are used to support education or developmentally appropriate activities for preschool children, aged birth to 5 years; and (2) what is known about the effectiveness of title I-funded programs for pr...
Education for Disadvantaged Children: Research Purpose and Design Features Affect Conclusions Drawn From Key Studies
HEHS-00-168: Published: Aug 31, 2000. Publicly Released: Aug 31, 2000.
Pursuant to a congressional request GAO compared the Department of Education's Longitudinal Evaluation of School Change and Performance Plan (LESCP) to its previous assessment program, the Prospect Study, focusing on: (1) the purpose of each study and how these purposes relate to the needs of policymakers and educators; (2) the process used to design and implement the studies, including obtaining...
Title I Program: Stronger Accountability Needed for Performance of Disadvantaged Students
HEHS-00-89: Published: Jun 1, 2000. Publicly Released: Jun 1, 2000.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO provided information on: (1) Title I services at schoolwide and targeted assistance schools; (2) state efforts to hold schools and districts accountable for student achievement; and (3) research and evaluations of Title I and schoolwide programs.GAO noted that: (1) both schoolwide and targeted assistance schools generally offered similar services, such as t...
Evaluations of Even Start Family Literacy Program Effectiveness
HEHS-00-58R: Published: Mar 8, 2000. Publicly Released: Mar 8, 2000.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed several evaluations of the Even Start Family Literacy Program's effectiveness, focusing on how the Even Start program has performed in terms of preparing children for school.GAO noted that: (1) the results of the evaluations did not provide a definitive determination of Even Start's effect on children's school readiness; and (2) although the result...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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:...