Education program evaluation (71 - 80 of 86 items)
Research Evidence Concerning Bilingual Education
T-PEMD-87-3: Published: Mar 24, 1987. Publicly Released: Mar 24, 1987.
GAO testified on the Department of Education's policy to drop the native-language teaching requirement in the Bilingual Education Act. GAO found that: (1) it was difficult to separate the question of the effects of native language teaching on learning English from the effects of that teaching on learning other subjects necessary to keep up in school; (2) even if the two could be separated as resea...
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...
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...
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
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...
Many Proprietary Schools Do Not Comply With Department of Education's Pell Grant Program Requirements
HRD-84-17: Published: Aug 20, 1984. Publicly Released: Sep 11, 1984.
In response to a congressional request, GAO assessed the administration of the Pell Grant Program by proprietary schools.Proprietary schools are usually private, for-profit vocational schools, and the objective of the Pell Grant program at postsecondary proprietary schools is to help financially needy students get training to prepare them for employment. Since the program began in 1973, the number...
Teacher Corps Programs Operated by the Buffalo State University College, the New York University, and the Harlem Institute for Teachers
089472: Nov 2, 1972
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Department of Education Uncertain About Effectiveness of Its Special Services Program
HRD-83-13: Published: Nov 12, 1982. Publicly Released: Dec 13, 1982.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the Department of Education's Special Services for Disadvantaged Students program.Under the Special Services program, grants are awarded to postsecondary institutions which support projects for providing disadvantaged students with services such as tutoring, counseling, and special classes. GAO found that Education does not have any assurance that...
Insights Into CETA's In-School Youth Programs
HRD-82-116: Published: Sep 28, 1982. Publicly Released: Sep 28, 1982.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed in-school youth programs operated under title IVA-3, Youth Employment and Training Programs (YETP), and title IIB of the Comprehensive Employment and Training Act (CETA). Specifically, GAO was asked to determine: (1) differences and similarities between programs established under YETP and title IIB, including the nature and extent of local educatio...
Coordinating and Linking Programs Directed Toward Increasing the Numbers of Minority and Disadvantaged Individuals in the Health Professions
HRD-81-86: Published: May 5, 1981. Publicly Released: May 5, 1981.
Many federal programs established over the past two decades are directed toward increasing the numbers of disadvantaged and minority students in the health professions. Currently, these programs are separately administered by various entities within the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) and the Department of Education. In June 1979, the Secretary of Health, Education, and Welfare estab...