Program evaluation (111 - 120 of 151 items)
Increased Use of Expanded Function Dental Auxiliaries Would Benefit Consumers, Dentists, and Taxpayers
HRD-80-51: Published: Mar 7, 1980. Publicly Released: Mar 7, 1980.
Making better use of expanded function dental auxiliary (EFDA) personnel is one way to increase the efficiency of dental health care delivery and the availability of care. EFDA's are dental assistants or dental hygienists who have obtained additional education or training to perform a wide range of expanded clinical functions and patient care procedures under dentists' supervision. Using an EFDA t...
Community-Based Correctional Programs Can Do More To Help Offenders
GGD-80-25: Published: Feb 15, 1980. Publicly Released: Feb 15, 1980.
Congress has expressed concern about the adequacy of programs which assist offenders to reintegrate into the community. Offenders eligible for community-based correctional programs include those who have been released after completing their sentences, were on probation or parole, or were serving part of their sentence under supervised living arrangements. Although many of these offenders need help...
Comments on Report Entitled "The Federal Program To Strengthen Developing Institutions of Higher Education Lacks Direction"
110837: Nov 9, 1979
GAO has reviewed the Office of Education's (OE) Strengthening Developing Institutions of Higher Education Program for a second time. Questions remain concerning whom the Program should be assisting, how it should be organized, and where it is going. The Program lacks direction. OE has not yet defined a developing institution or how such an institution reaches the mainstream of higher education. Pr...
Improvements Needed in the Migrant Education Program
HRD-79-100: Published: Aug 28, 1979. Publicly Released: Aug 28, 1979.
In surveying the migrant education program in California, several areas needing improvement were identified. The migrant education program is administered by the Office of Education (OE). Program funds are to be used for establishing or improving needs of children of migratory farmworkers and fishermen.OE and California migrant education program officials face numerous problems that hinder their e...
Assessing Social Program Impact Evaluations: A Checklist Approach
PAD-79-2: Published: Oct 1, 1978. Publicly Released: Oct 1, 1978.
Growth in the federal program evaluation industry has been rapid and largely uncontrolled. Methods for ensuring the accountability of evaluators are inadequate, and evaluation quality standards are lacking. Social program impact evaluations should meet minimum criteria of relevance, significance, validity, reliability, objectivity, and timeliness. GAO's exposure draft of a checklist evaluation m...
The Education of the New Public Executive
095393: Jul 24, 1978
In order to make the Government more responsive, to provide public services at lower costs, and to translate policy objectives into more effectively implemented programs, future public executives need to be developed. The Presidential Management Intern Career Development Program was created to help develop such future management personnel. Key skills which future public executives will need are: b...
Reasons for Funding Selected Entitlements Programs by Other Than 1-Year Appropriations
PAD-78-46b: Published: Jul 14, 1978. Publicly Released: Jul 14, 1978.
Three Department of Agriculture (USDA) accounts are funded by no-year appropriations: the Food Stamp Program, Child Nutrition Programs, and the Special Supplemental Food Program. The USDA position is that no-year appropriations for programs funded by these accounts are necessary to maintain program flexibility and that changing to 1-year accounts would not provide Congress with any additional cont...
U.S. Economic Aid for the West Bank and Gaza
ID-78-35: Published: Jul 5, 1978. Publicly Released: Jul 5, 1978.
The Agency for International Development (AID) program in the Israeli-occupied West Bank and Gaza grew out of a desire to demonstrate U.S. concern for the welfare of the Palestinians and has been part of U.S. efforts to promote peace in the Middle East. In accordance with congressional intent, U.S. assistance for the West Bank and Gaza has been carried out through U.S. voluntary agencies. These ag...
The Management and Operation of the Runaway Youth Program Administered by the Administration for Children, Youth, and Families, Department of Health, Education, and Welfare
105325: Mar 7, 1978
The Runaway Youth Act provides for a Federal assistance program to deal with problems of runaway youth. It authorizes the funding of shelters and services through grants to State and local governments and nonprofit agencies. From a limited review of operation of the program, it was noted that: grantees provided at least a minimum level of services, most projects were in urban areas, the average an...
The Indian Self-Determination Act: Many Obstacles Remain
HRD-78-59: Published: Mar 1, 1978. Publicly Released: Mar 1, 1978.
Title I of P.L. 93-638, the Indian Self-Determination Act, gives Indian tribes the opportunity to administer Federal Indian programs through contracts which they must request. The Secretaries of the Interior and Health, Education, and Welfare (HEW) are directed to contract with the tribes to plan and conduct programs which the Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA) and/or the Indian Health Services (IHS)...