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

International Education Exchange Program

Goal 8: To strengthen civics and economics education in emerging democracies and in the United States.
Objective 1 of 2: ASSIST ELIGIBLE COUNTRIES IN ADAPTING AND IMPLEMENTING EFFECTIVE CURRICULA AND TEACHER TRAINING PROGRAMS, DEVELOPED IN THE UNITED STATES, IN CIVICS, GOVERNMENT EDUCATION, AND ECONOMIC EDUCATION.
Indicator 8.1.1 of 1: Student knowledge gains and skills: Participating students will demonstrate increased knowledge, skills, and character traits in their understanding of civics and democratic and economic principles.
Targets and Performance Data Assessment of Progress Sources and Data Quality
Economic Education Students-Percent Student Gains
Year Actual Performance Performance Targets
2000
 
15
2001
15.40
15

Civics and Government Education-Percent Student Gains
Year Actual Performance Performance Targets
2000
 
68
2001
78
 
Status: Target exceeded. Students in both control groups exceeded target knowledge gains.

Explanation: Students in NCEE trained teacher classes had higher knowledge gains than students in non-NCEE classes. Students who participated in the We the People Project Citizen increased their civic knowledge.  
Source: ED Evaluation
Evaluation: Education Reform.
Section: Living in Interesting Times: Early State Implementation of New Federal Education Laws.

Frequency: Annually.
Validated By: Experienced Public/Private Entity.

Limitations: Frequency of data collection is limited by the prohibitive cost of conducting comprehensive student assessments in each country involved in the International Education Program. Data are based on survey reporting by international participants and are limited by the prohibitive cost of conducting comprehensive student assessments in each country involved in the International Education Program.

 

Objective 2 of 2: CREATE AND IMPLEMENT EDUCATIONAL PROGRAMS FOR U.S. STUDENTS THAT DRAW UPON THE EXPERIENCES OF EMERGING CONSTITUTIONAL DEMOCRACIES.
Indicator 8.2.1 of 1: Implementation of civic and economic education programs in the U.S.: An increasing number of students and teachers in the U.S. will participate in programs based on the experiences of emerging constitutional democracies.
Targets and Performance Data Assessment of Progress Sources and Data Quality
A minimum number of the following U.S. students and teachers participated in civic and economic education programs based on the experiences of emerging democracies
Year Actual Performance Performance Targets
 
Students Teachers
Students Teachers
1999
71,000 1,177
65,000 2,500
2000
223,637 8,950
315,000 4,500
2001
   
230,000 7,600
Status: No current data but progress toward target is likely.

Explanation: Each year, the number of U.S. students and teachers involved in implementing civic and economic education curriculum materials has increased because of expanded distribution of curriculum materials.  
Additional Source Information: Performance Report.

Frequency: Annually.
Validated By: Experienced Public/Private Entity.

Limitations: Attempting to improve accuracy of data.

 

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