Secondary school students (41 - 50 of 65 items)
School Age Demographics: Recent Trends Pose New Educational Challenges
HRD-93-105BR: Published: Aug 5, 1993. Publicly Released: Aug 12, 1993.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO examined the economic and demographic characteristics of school age children in families and changes in these characteristics between 1980 and 1990.GAO found that: (1) there was a 5.8-percent decline in school age children between 1980 and 1990; (2) during the 1980s, the number of poor school age children grew by 6 percent; (3) white children represented mo...
Educational Achievement Standards: NAGB's Approach Yields Misleading Interpretations
PEMD-93-12: Published: Jun 23, 1993. Publicly Released: Jun 23, 1993.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the approach the National Assessment Governing Board (NAGB) used to establish standards for student performance on the National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP) in mathematics, focusing on: (1) its strengths and weaknesses; (2) its suitability and that of alternative approaches for use with NAEP; and (3) NAGB capability to provide technica...
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...
Chapter 1 Accountability: Greater Focus on Program Goals Needed
HRD-93-69: Published: Mar 29, 1993. Publicly Released: Mar 29, 1993.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the implementation of Chapter 1 program improvement provisions, focusing on the: (1) process states and school districts use to identify schools for program improvements; and (2) implementation of the joint and local phases of program improvement.GAO found that: (1) states and school districts identified schools needing program improvement if their...
Compensatory Education: Additional Funds Help More Private School Students Receive Chapter 1 Services
HRD-93-65: Published: Feb 26, 1993. Publicly Released: Feb 26, 1993.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed Chapter 1 compensatory education services provided to private school students since additional funds to local school districts became available, focusing on: (1) changes in student participation rates; (2) services provided to private school students and changes in services; and (3) the current status of state expenditures and the additional fundin...
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...
Student Aid Information and Private Tuition-Guarantee Programs
T-PEMD-91-6: Published: May 15, 1991. Publicly Released: May 15, 1991.
GAO discussed students' and parents' knowledge of college costs, and federal and private-sector student aid programs. GAO noted that: (1) students and parents had limited knowledge of the cost of attending different kinds of schools, and the availability of student aid; (2) students and parents from low-income families knew more about grants, while those from higher-income families knew more about...
Within-School Discrimination: Inadequate Title VI Enforcement by Education's Office for Civil Rights
T-HRD-91-17: Published: Apr 25, 1991. Publicly Released: Apr 25, 1991.
GAO discussed the adequacy of the Department of Education's Office for Civil Rights' (OCR) enforcement activities in eliminating possible racial discrimination in the within-school placement of elementary and secondary students. GAO noted that: (1) many schools had disproportionate numbers of minority students being assigned to lower-ability classes; (2) OCR conducted only one compliance review re...