Education program evaluation (21 - 28 of 28 items)
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...
School Accreditation: Activities of Seven Agencies That Accredit Proprietary Schools
HRD-90-179BR: Published: Sep 12, 1990. Publicly Released: Sep 12, 1990.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed information on the activities of seven agencies that accredited for-profit or proprietary schools that may participate in the Department of Education's Stafford Student Loan Program.GAO found that, between fiscal years 1985 and 1989: (1) the 7 agencies accredited 1,880 schools and denied 281 accreditation applications; (2) 6 agencies deferred accre...
Promising Practice: Private Programs Guaranteeing Student Aid for Higher Education
PEMD-90-16: Published: Jun 22, 1990. Publicly Released: Jul 9, 1990.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO examined various private-sector organizations which have established guaranteed aid and support programs to help disadvantaged students.GAO found that: (1) the private-sector programs are promising because of their participants' significant efforts, generally plausible program designs, and some early indications of positive results; (2) only modest program...
Designing Evaluations: A Workbook
129366: Feb 1, 1986
This document, which presents designs for three specific evaluations, is intended to be used as a companion-piece to the transfer paper, Designing Evaluations. The designs have four purposes to: (1) serve as guidance to managers and staff in the execution phase of the job; (2) minimize time that would otherwise be lost on a job when staffing changes must be made later on; (3) give job sponsors a c...
U.S. Citizens Studying Medicine Abroad
126497: Mar 25, 1985
GAO discussed its report on the education of U.S. citizens at foreign medical schools. While the exact number of students is not known, many students who are unable to gain admission to domestic medical schools attend foreign schools, particularly in the Caribbean region, and return to practice medicine in the United States. GAO noted that, while the quality of education offered at foreign schools...
U.S. Citizens Studying Medicine Abroad
125770: Dec 7, 1984
GAO discussed its November 1980 report on U.S. citizens studying medicine abroad. To gather information for its report, GAO visited six foreign medical schools in the Caribbean, Mexico, and Europe and obtained information on admission standards, curriculum content, and faculty credentials. Because many U.S. citizen foreign medical school students obtained part or all of their undergraduate clinica...
Policies on U.S. Citizens Studying Medicine Abroad Need Review and Reappraisal
HRD-81-32: Published: Nov 21, 1980. Publicly Released: Nov 21, 1980.
GAO reviewed U.S. citizens studying medicine abroad, concentrating on: (1) the education or training provided by six foreign medical schools in which several thousand U.S. citizens are enrolled; (2) the clinical training which U.S. citizen foreign medical school students receive in U.S. hospitals; (3) the avenues available for entering the American medical system; and (4) federal financial assista...