U.S. Department of Education: Promoting Educational Excellence for all Americans

A r c h i v e d  I n f o r m a t i o n

Emergency Immigrant Education Program

Goal 9: Help offset cost of supplementary services to recent immigrant students
Objective 1 of 1: PROVIDE FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE TO SCHOOLS THAT SERVE LARGE NUMBERS OF RECENTLY ARRIVED IMMIGRANT STUDENTS.
Indicator 9.1.1 of 1: Use of funds: Ninety percent of program funds will be used for direct services to students by FY 2000.
Targets and Performance Data Assessment of Progress Sources and Data Quality
Percentage of program funds
Year Actual Performance Performance Targets
1996
88.60
 
2000
 
90
Status: Unable to judge. Analysis of data delayed.

Explanation: Due to a combination of grantee and government delay in getting complete data and evaluations to the contractor (accomplished Feb. 8), OELA requested a no-cost extension to these task orders until September 30, 2002.  
Additional Source Information: SEA Biennial Report, 2001.

Validated By: On-Site Monitoring By ED.

Limitations: LEAs and SEAs have some latitude for interpretation of key terms. School districts often use these funds to support whatever program they have for limited English proficient students, regardless of their immigration status (1991 GAO Study). Because districts use these funds in a variety of ways, an impact evaluation is virtually impossible. Planned improvements: Continue to refine existing procedures for followup, verification, and validation.

 

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