Education program evaluation (31 - 40 of 51 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...
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...
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...
National Science Foundation: Better Use of Existing Resources Could Improve Program Administration
RCED-94-95: Published: Jun 24, 1994. Publicly Released: Jul 26, 1994.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the National Science Foundation's (NSF) Directorate for Education and Human Resources (EHR), focusing on: (1) how EHR establishes current and future priorities for its education programs; and (2) whether EHR has the resources it needs to effectively administer its programs.GAO found that: (1) EHR sets its program priorities through an informal proc...
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...
Hispanic Dropouts and Federal Programs
PEMD-94-18R: Published: Apr 6, 1994. Publicly Released: Apr 6, 1994.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO provided information on federal programs that address the Hispanic high school dropout problem, focusing on: (1) the availability of these programs in areas with large Hispanic populations; and (2) whether sufficient participation data are available to support conclusions regarding program coverage. GAO noted that: (1) there are many federal education progr...
Drug Education: Limited Progress in Program Evaluation
T-PEMD-93-2: Published: Mar 31, 1993. Publicly Released: Mar 31, 1993.
GAO discussed drug education program evaluation, focusing on: (1) the Department of Education's grants to states and local school districts under the Drug-Free Schools and Communities Act (DFSCA) of 1986; (2) the Drug-Free School Recognition Program; and (3) other comprehensive community-based programs. GAO noted that: (1) little progress has been made in determining how effective various programs...
Department of Education: The Eisenhower Math and Science State Grant Program
HRD-93-25: Published: Nov 10, 1992. Publicly Released: Nov 10, 1992.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the Department of Education's Dwight D. Eisenhower Mathematics and Science Education Program, focusing on how: (1) state grant funds are spent; (2) experts view proposed program improvements; (3) Education collects and analyzes program data; and (4) federal agencies coordinate and sponsor math and science education programs.GAO found that: (1) Educ...
Effective Schools Programs: Their Extent and Characteristics
HRD-89-132BR: Published: Sep 13, 1989. Publicly Released: Sep 21, 1989.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO conducted a national study of effective schools programs to provide information on program characteristics, focusing on: (1) the number of school districts with effective schools programs; (2) common program characteristics and practices; (3) how school districts evaluated program effects on student achievement; and (4) federal requirements for program eval...
Compensatory Education: Chapter 1 Participants Generally Meet Selection Criteria
HRD-87-26: Published: Jan 30, 1987. Publicly Released: Jan 30, 1987.
In response to a congressional request, GAO provided information on school officials' selection of students for a federal compensatory education program under chapter 1 of the Education Consolidation and Improvement Act of 1981 to determine: (1) whether the students met federal, state, and local selection requirements; and (2) how states ensured compliance with the act's requirements.GAO found tha...