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Teacher Training Programs: Activities Underway to Improve Teacher Training, but Information Collected To Assess Accountability Has Limitations
GAO-03-197T: Published: Oct 9, 2002. Publicly Released: Oct 9, 2002.
In 1998, the Congress amended the Higher Education Act (HEA) to enhance the quality of teaching in the classroom by improving training programs for prospective teachers and the qualifications of current teachers. This testimony focuses on two components of the legislation: one that provides grants and another, called the "accountability provisions," that requires collecting and reporting informati...
BIA and DOD Schools: Student Achievement and Other Characteristics Often Differ from Public Schools'
GAO-01-934: Published: Sep 28, 2001. Publicly Released: Oct 26, 2001.
Unlike public schools, the schools run by the Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA) and the Department of Defense (DOD) depend almost entirely on federal funds. Although the two school systems are similar in that regard, their histories and settings are very different. The performance of many BIA students on standardized tests and other academic measures is far below that of public school students. BIA s...
Federally Funded Math and Science Materials
GAO-01-81R: Published: Oct 12, 2000. Publicly Released: Oct 12, 2000.
The federal government is an important sponsor of math and science education for elementary and secondary school students. GAO identified at least 61 federally funded projects that are designed to improve students' skills in these key areas. The materials in these projects are taught over the course of a partial school year, single school year, or multiple school years. Algebra, calculus, and basi...
Public Education: Title I Services Provided to Students With Limited English Proficiency
HEHS-00-25: Published: Dec 10, 1999. Publicly Released: Dec 10, 1999.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO provided information on: (1) how many students with limited English proficiency are being served through targeted and schoolwide Elementary and Secondary Education Act Title I programs; (2) how students with limited English proficiency are being served through targeted and schoolwide Title I programs; (3) how many Title I teachers in schools serving student...
Federal Education Funding: Allocation to State and Local Agencies for 10 Programs
HEHS-99-180: Published: Sep 30, 1999. Publicly Released: Sep 30, 1999.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO provided information on 10 major Department of Education programs for (FY) 1996, focusing on: (1) the percentage of federal funding spent at the federal level and the uses of these funds; (2) the percentage of federal funding spent at the state level and the uses of these funds; and (3) the amount of time school personnel in a small number of school distric...
Federal Education Funding: Multiple Programs and Lack of Data Raise Efficiency and Effectiveness Concerns (Supplemental Information to Testimony)
HEHS-98-77R: Published: Jan 21, 1998. Publicly Released: Jan 21, 1998.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO provided supplemental information to its previous testimony on the challenges in obtaining important information about education programs and their outcomes, focusing on: (1) the definition and criteria GAO used to identify the number of federal education programs and departments that administer them; (2) the number of funded federal education programs prov...
Schools and Workplaces: An Overview of Successful and Unsuccessful Practices
PEMD-95-28: Published: Aug 31, 1995. Publicly Released: Oct 3, 1995.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO provided information on the: (1) quality of education provided by elementary and secondary schools; and (2) productivity and performance of workers and employers in a wide range of businesses.GAO found that: (1) successful schools and businesses have well-defined missions and have organized their work environment, human resource practices, curriculum and in...
School Safety: Promising Initiatives for Addressing School Violence
HEHS-95-106: Published: Apr 25, 1995. Publicly Released: May 5, 1995.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO provided information on school-based violence prevention programs, focusing on: (1) four promising prevention programs; (2) the key characteristics typically associated with school-based violence prevention programs; and (3) federal evaluations of school-based violence prevention programs.GAO found that: (1) the four school-based violence prevention program...
Multiple Teacher Training Programs: Information on Budgets, Services, and Target Groups
HEHS-95-71FS: Published: Feb 22, 1995. Publicly Released: Feb 22, 1995.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO provided information on 42 federal teacher training programs, focusing on the: (1) total number of federally funded teacher training programs; (2) budget obligations for teacher training programs; (3) number of teachers trained by these programs; and (4) differences in services across these programs.GAO found that: (1) in fiscal year (FY) 1993, the federal...
Delta Teachers Academy
RCED-94-213R: Published: May 19, 1994. Publicly Released: May 19, 1994.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the National Faculty's Delta Teachers Academy program. GAO noted that: (1) it is too early to assess the National Faculty's efforts in establishing the Academy; (2) the Academy encourages participating scholars to become resources for other teachers in their districts; (3) in the Academy's first year of operation, 100 teachers from 40 school distri...