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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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
Medical Education: Curriculum and Financing Strategies Need to Encourage Primary Care Training
HEHS-95-9: Published: Oct 21, 1994. Publicly Released: Oct 25, 1994.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the role of medical education in physician specialty choices, focusing on: (1) the students who are more likely to choose generalist or primary care specialties in medical school; (2) the curriculum requirements that expose medical students and residents to primary care training; and (3) how federal financing of medical education influences student...
Delta Teachers Academy
RCED-94-213R: Published: May 19, 1994. Publicly Released: May 19, 1994.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the National Faculty's Delta Teachers Academy program. GAO noted that: (1) it is too early to assess the National Faculty's efforts in establishing the Academy; (2) the Academy encourages participating scholars to become resources for other teachers in their districts; (3) in the Academy's first year of operation, 100 teachers from 40 school distri...
School-Age Children: Poverty and Diversity Challenge Schools Nationwide
T-HEHS-94-125: Published: Mar 16, 1994. Publicly Released: Mar 16, 1994.
GAO discussed the educational needs of poor school-aged children and the impact of demographic changes on national education goals. GAO noted that: (1) although the total number of school-age children declined by 2.3 million between 1980 and 1990, the number of poor school-age children increased to 7.6 million and the school-age poverty rate increased to 17.1 percent; (2) since 1990, child poverty...
Educational Achievement Standards: NAGB's Approach Yields Misleading Interpretations
PEMD-93-12: Published: Jun 23, 1993. Publicly Released: Jun 23, 1993.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the approach the National Assessment Governing Board (NAGB) used to establish standards for student performance on the National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP) in mathematics, focusing on: (1) its strengths and weaknesses; (2) its suitability and that of alternative approaches for use with NAEP; and (3) NAGB capability to provide technica...