Public schools (71 - 80 of 89 items)
National Assessment Technical Quality
PEMD-92-22R: Published: Mar 11, 1992. Publicly Released: Mar 11, 1992.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO provided information about its ongoing review of how the National Assessment Governing Board (NAGB) set achievement levels for interpreting and reporting students' mathematics achievement on the 1990 National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP). GAO noted that: (1) evaluation consultants and other education experts expressed concerns about the NAGB ap...
Drug Education: Rural Programs Have Many Components and Most Rely Heavily on Federal Funds
HRD-92-34: Published: Jan 31, 1992. Publicly Released: Jan 31, 1992.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO provided information on drug education and prevention programs in rural school districts, focusing on the: (1) extent of the drug problem among rural students; (2) types of programs rural districts provide; and (3) extent to which Drug-Free Schools and Communities Act Program grants fund those programs.GAO found that: (1) in 1990, the National Institute on...
From School to Work
147979: Jan 1, 1992
This article, which appeared in the GAO Journal, No. 16, Fall/Winter 1992, compares the school-to-work transition in the United States with that of four foreign countries known for effective worker training programs, focusing on how the United States can overcome its lack of a coherent overall strategy for preparing youth for employment through such proven activities as: (1) helping all students s...
The First Step Toward Reform
147980: Jan 1, 1992
This article, which appeared in the GAO Journal, No. 16, Fall/Winter 1992, compares foreign countries' national educational standards with the lack of national educational standards in the United States, focusing on how differences in assessment of student achievement, governance of education, and college admission standards have resulted in an ineffective educational system that does not inspire...
The Stafford Student Loan Program
T-HRD-90-13: Published: Feb 20, 1990. Publicly Released: Feb 20, 1990.
GAO discussed the Stafford Student Loan Program, specifically: (1) how the program works; (2) the growth in loans guaranteed and defaulted; and (3) recent legislative and regulatory changes. GAO found that: (1) Stafford loans were low-interest loans made on the basis of financial need; (2) the program accounted for about 54 percent of the student aid provided by the Department of Education; and (3...
Compensatory Education: Aguilar v. Felton Decision's Continuing Impact on Chapter 1 Program
HRD-89-131BR: Published: Sep 27, 1989. Publicly Released: Sep 27, 1989.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO studied the effects of a 1985 Supreme Court decision that prohibited public school teachers from providing Chapter 1 compensatory education remedial services to students on private sectarian school premises, under the Chapter 1 program.GAO found that: (1) 46 of 52 state education agencies reported that local school districts had spent or planned to spend ab...
Education Reform: Initial Effects in Four School Districts
PEMD-89-28: Published: Sep 26, 1989. Publicly Released: Sep 26, 1989.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO examined the effects of state-mandated educational reforms on the academic achievement, dropout rates, and enrollment patterns of educationally disadvantaged secondary school students in four large school districts.GAO found that: (1) state-mandated education reforms included additional academic courses for high school graduation, exit examinations, tighten...
Guaranteed Student Loans: Analysis of Student Default Rates at 7,800 Postsecondary Schools
HRD-89-63BR: Published: Jul 5, 1989. Publicly Released: Jul 5, 1989.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO provided information on the: (1) types of schools attended by and default rates of approximately 1.2 million borrowers who obtained student loans from the Department of Education's Stafford Student Loan Program in 1983; and (2) borrower default rate, total default dollars, and total number of defaulters for each of the approximately 7,800 schools the borrow...
Deaf Education: The National Mission of Gallaudet's Elementary and Secondary Schools
HRD-87-133: Published: Sep 30, 1987. Publicly Released: Sep 30, 1987.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed Gallaudet University's precollege programs' national mission activities, focusing on: (1) the kinds of activities that make up the national mission; (2) the amount Gallaudet spends on national mission activities; (3) the effectiveness of research results dissemination; and (4) recommendations for improvement.GAO found that: (1) Gallaudet operates t...
Compensatory Education: Chapter 1 Services Provided to Private Sectarian School Students
HRD-87-128BR: Published: Sep 21, 1987. Publicly Released: Sep 21, 1987.
In response to a congressional request, GAO determined the impact of a Supreme Court ruling that held that it was unconstitutional to send public school teachers to teach in private sectarian schools.GAO found that: (1) 10 of the school districts it evaluated spent an estimated $7.3 million to provide educational services to private sectarian schools; (2) while some districts adopted the use of mo...