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

Goal 8: To improve the teaching and learning of all students through the provision of high-quality instructional materials and information about effective programs, and through the expansion of a cadre of highly-accomplished teachers.
Objective 1 of 2: PROVIDE ACCESS TO HIGH-QUALITY INSTRUCTIONAL MATERIALS AND INFORMATION ABOUT EXEMPLARY PROGRAMS IN MATHEMATICS AND SCIENCE EDUCATION FOR ELEMENTARY AND SECONDARY SCHOOLS.
Indicator 8.1.1 of 1: Utility: At least 80 percent of customers who use clearinghouse products will report that the products meet their needs in terms of being easy to access, up to date, and valuable to their work.
Targets and Performance Data Assessment of Progress Sources and Data Quality
Percent of customers who report that products are:
Year Actual Performance Performance Targets
 
Easy to Access Up to Date Value to Work
Easy to Access Up to Date Value to Work
1998
64 73 74
     
1999
89 96 91
     
2000
90 95.50 93.40
72 72 72
2001
97 97 97
76 76 76
2002
     
78 78 78
2003
     
80 80 80
Status: Target exceeded.

Explanation: The Clearinghouse has placed increasing emphasis on customer satisfaction. The respondents in the data in the performance table represent those sample members who remembered the Clearinghouse materials well enough to respond.  
Additional Source Information: Report on FY 2001 Performance from the Clearinghouse and Cross-Consortia Evaluation Team, 2001.

Frequency: Biennially.
Collection Period: 2003.
Data Available: January 2004.
Validated By: No Formal Verification.
Data supplied by the Clearinghouse and the Eisenhower Cross-Consortia Evaluation Team. The Clearinghouse and the Cross-Consortia Evaluation Team use an internal review procedure to ensure common terminology and data collection and analysis procedures.

 

Objective 2 of 2: CONTRIBUTE TO THE IMPROVEMENT OF THE TEACHING AND LEARNING OF ALL STUDENTS BY EXPANDING THE CADRE OF HIGHLY ACCOMPLISHED TEACHERS.
Indicator 8.2.1 of 2: Standards and assessments developed: The number of standards and assessments developed, approved, and offered by the National Board for Professional Teaching Standards will increase annually.
Targets and Performance Data Assessment of Progress Sources and Data Quality
Cumulative number of certificates offered
Year Actual Performance Performance Targets
1998
7
 
1999
12
12
2000
16
16
2001
19
19
2002
24
24
2003
 
24
Status: Target met.

Explanation: The National Board for Professional Teaching Standards has been able to continue the development of standards and assessments because of continued financial support from the Federal government and other sources. Because the National Board Certification cycle begins in December each year, the number of certificates available in the current 2001-2002 cycle is established. The number available for 2001-2002 is 24.  
Additional Source Information: Board reports, 2001.

Frequency: Annually.
Collection Period: 2002.
Validated By: No Formal Verification.
Data supplied by the Board. Data corroborated by other information from the Board.

 
Indicator 8.2.2 of 2: Teachers certified: The number of teachers who will be awarded Board certification will increase annually and will reach a cumulative total of 22,000 by 2002.
Targets and Performance Data Assessment of Progress Sources and Data Quality
Cumulative number of teachers certified
Year Actual Performance Performance Targets
1997
912
 
1998
1,834
 
1999
4,804
3,600
2000
9,531
7,900
2001
16,035
15,000
2002
 
24,000
2003
 
34,000
Status: Target exceeded.

Explanation: Forty-seven states and approximately 394 school districts offer some kind of incentive for teachers to apply for National Board certification; these incentives have helped to increase the number of applicants for National Board certification. (These incentives include fee support, salary supplements, and license portability.).  
Additional Source Information: Board reports, 2001.

Frequency: Annually.
Collection Period: 2002.
Data Available: November 2002.
Validated By: No Formal Verification.
Data supplied by the Board. Data corroborated by other information available on Nationally Board Certified Teachers.

Improvements: In the past, all NBCTs for a given cycle have been announced in Nov. This will continue to be the case in 2002. In future years, the announcements may be made throughout the year by certificate area.

 

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