Higher education (31 - 40 of 47 items)
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...
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...
Direct Loan Debate
HRD-93-15R: Published: Feb 8, 1993. Publicly Released: Feb 8, 1993.
GAO responded to claims that it understated or excluded costs that biased a report favoring the conversion of the Federal Family Education Loan Program to a direct loan program. GAO believes that: (1) its report provided a sound and balanced assessment of the savings which could be realized under a direct loan program; (2) future guaranty agency insolvencies are not relevant to the direct loan deb...
The First Step Toward Reform
147980: Jan 1, 1992
This article, which appeared in the GAO Journal, No. 16, Fall/Winter 1992, compares foreign countries' national educational standards with the lack of national educational standards in the United States, focusing on how differences in assessment of student achievement, governance of education, and college admission standards have resulted in an ineffective educational system that does not inspire...
Promising Practice: Private Programs Guaranteeing Student Aid for Higher Education
PEMD-90-16: Published: Jun 22, 1990. Publicly Released: Jul 9, 1990.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO examined various private-sector organizations which have established guaranteed aid and support programs to help disadvantaged students.GAO found that: (1) the private-sector programs are promising because of their participants' significant efforts, generally plausible program designs, and some early indications of positive results; (2) only modest program...
DOD Voluntary Education: Determining and Meeting Postsecondary Education Needs in Europe
HRD-88-12: Published: Dec 15, 1987. Publicly Released: Dec 15, 1987.
Pursuant to a legislative requirement, GAO evaluated how the overseas military services educational programs are: (1) determining their current needs assessments; and (2) providing undergraduate educational services in Europe.GAO visited ten military installations and found that, although the needs assessment process varied in scope, focus, and methodology, the services generally applied the stand...
The Condition of Information on Education
129118: Feb 19, 1986
GAO discussed its congressionally requested work on information about education. GAO noted that: (1) it is focusing its work on the impact of changes in the federal investment in the collection, analysis, and dissemination of education information; (2) the three principal kinds of education information are research, statistics, and evaluation; (3) elements of the Department of Education are primar...
Designing Evaluations: A Workbook
129366: Feb 1, 1986
This document, which presents designs for three specific evaluations, is intended to be used as a companion-piece to the transfer paper, Designing Evaluations. The designs have four purposes to: (1) serve as guidance to managers and staff in the execution phase of the job; (2) minimize time that would otherwise be lost on a job when staffing changes must be made later on; (3) give job sponsors a c...
Use of Department of Education Title III Grant Funds by the International Institute of the Americas of World University
HRD-84-20: Published: Apr 4, 1984. Publicly Released: Apr 4, 1984.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO analyzed the use of the Higher Education Act title III grant funds by the International Institute of the Americas of World University, San Juan, Puerto Rico.GAO found that World University's financial management system was deficient and its financial stability was questionable. There was a fundamental lack of internal controls, inadequate subsidiary account...