Education program evaluation (41 - 50 of 70 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...
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...
Education and Employment Issue Area: Active Assignments
AA-97-13(3): Published: Sep 1, 1997. Publicly Released: Sep 1, 1997.
GAO provided information on its active assignments in the Education and Employment issue area as of August 29, 1997...
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...
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...
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...
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...
Exiting Program Improvement
HRD-93-2R: Published: Mar 30, 1993. Publicly Released: Mar 30, 1993.
GAO provided information on the: (1) percentage of Chapter 1 schools that exit the Chapter 1 program after 1 year due to improved student achievement-test scores; and (2) extent of inaccurate school ratings based on imprecise achievement-test scores. GAO found that: (1) one-half to three-quarters of the schools identified for program improvement would improve student achievement-test scores after...
The Case for National Testing
145027: Jan 1, 1991
This article, which appeared in the GAO Journal, No. 13, Summer/Fall 1991, discusses the national testing of children to measure what they learn, focusing on the extent to which: (1) the public sector, rather than private organizations, is accountable for the effectiveness of schools' performance; (2) schools can be held accountable for compliance with rules, orderly procedures, and resource alloc...