Education program evaluation (21 - 27 of 27 items)
No Child Left Behind Act: Most Students with Disabilities Participated in Statewide Assessments, but Inclusion Options Could Be Improved
GAO-05-618: Published: Jul 20, 2005. Publicly Released: Jul 20, 2005.
The No Child Left Behind Act of 2001 has focused attention on improving the academic achievement of all students, including more than 6 million students with disabilities and requires that all students be assessed. Students with disabilities may be included through accommodations, such as extended time, or alternate assessments, such as teacher observation of student performance. To provide inform...
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...
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...
Student Testing: Current Extent and Expenditures, With Cost Estimates for a National Examination
PEMD-93-8: Published: Jan 13, 1993. Publicly Released: Jan 13, 1993.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed standardized school testing, focusing on: (1) its current nature, extent, and cost; and (2) how a new national test would affect those factors.GAO found that: (1) from 1990 through 1991, systemwide testing took 7 hours per year and cost an average of $15 per student; (2) the typical test was the commercially-developed four- or five-subject multiple...
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...
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...