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Eisenhower Regional Mathematics and Science Education Consortia

Goal 8: Eisenhower Regional Mathematics and Science Education Consortia Specific Goal/Mission
Objective 1 of 2: PROVIDE HIGH-QUALITY TECHNICAL ASSISTANCE, INCLUDING PLANNING ASSISTANCE, TRAINING, FACILITATION OF COLLABORATION AND NETWORKING, AND OTHER TECHNICAL ASSISTANCE.
Indicator 8.1.1 of 1: Technical Assistance: At least 80 percent of participants in Consortia technical assistance activities will report that information or assistance from the Consortia added value to their work.
Targets and Performance Data Assessment of Progress Sources and Data Quality
Training improved instructional practice
Year Actual Performance Performance Targets
1998
91
 
1999
96
75
2000
 
80
2001
93.50
80
2002
 
80

Training improved student engagement and performance
Year Actual Performance Performance Targets
1998
89
 
1999
94
75
2000
 
80
2001
90.80
80
2002
 
80

Collaboration strengthened relationships and access to resources
Year Actual Performance Performance Targets
1998
88
 
1999
93
75
2000
 
80
2001
87.60
80
2002
 
80

Collaboration leverage resources and efforts for greater impact
Year Actual Performance Performance Targets
1998
80
 
1999
87
75
2000
 
80
2001
81.30
80
2002
 
80
Status: Target exceeded.

Explanation: For 1998, 1999, and 2001, the Actual Performance data are shown as the percent of respondents who found training and collaboration with the Consortia to be moderately or extensively useful.
Source: Other Survey/Research.

Additional Source Information:   Consortia/Clearinghouse Network reports 1999, 2000, 2001. The primary sources for these reports are the Consortia and Clearinghouse Descriptive Data System (CCDDS), participant surveys, and client interviews.

Frequency: Annually.
Collection Period: 1999 - 2001.
Data Available: January 2003.
Validated By: No Formal Verification.
Common definitions and common data collection procedures across each Consortium. Data are subjected to Cross-Consortia's Eisenhower Network Evaluation Committee internal review and validation procedures. 

Limitations: CCDDS and data for 2001 have not been subjected to external audit.

 


Objective 2 of 2: DISSEMINATE INFORMATION ABOUT PROMISING AND EXEMPLARY PRACTICES IN MATHEMATICS AND SCIENCE EDUCATION.
Indicator 8.2.1 of 1: Dissemination: The total number of Consortia contacts with customers, by print or by electronic media ("hits" on Web sites plus other electronic communications), will increase by 10 percent annually, and a majority of the recipients will report that the information contributed to improving their work.
Targets and Performance Data Assessment of Progress Sources and Data Quality
Print
Year Actual Performance Performance Targets
1997
306,557
 
1998
340,185
 
1999
125,212
337,212
2000
129,901
306,167
2001
196,780
275,551
2002
 
247,996

Electronic Media
Year Actual Performance Performance Targets
1997
1,354,167
 
1998
1,465,259
 
1999
3,328,846
1,489,583
2000
3,684,883
1,638,541
2001
 
1,802,395
2002
 
1,982,634

Usefulness
Year Actual Performance Performance Targets
1998
70
 
1999
77
 
2000
 
51
2001
93
51
2002
 
51
Status: Target exceeded.

Explanation: In 1999 and 2000 there was a big jump in electronic media contacts. This strategy was quite successful both in practice and outcome as measured by usefulness. 2001 data was collected using newer, more accurate, widely accepted techniques for representing the number of contacts that customers had with web-based information. Shown for 2001 is baseline data of page views, not Web hits. 
Additional Source Information: Performance Report; Cross-Consortia Report, 2000.

Frequency: Annually.
Collection Period: 2002.
Data Available: January 2003.
Validated By: On-Site Monitoring By ED. Common definitions and common data collection procedures across each Consortium. Data are subjected to Cross-Consortia's Eisenhower Network Evaluation Committee internal review and validation procedures.

Limitations: Current data cannot be compared with data from the old system.

Improvements: Improved information technology has enabled more accurate assessment of the number of Web-based customer contacts.

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