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

Programs for Children and Youth Who Are Neglected or Delinquent (N or D)

Goal 8: To ensure that neglected and delinquent children and youth will have the opportunity to meet the challenging state standards needed to further their education and become productive members of society.
Objective 1 of 2: NEGLECTED OR DELINQUENT (N OR D) STUDENTS WILL IMPROVE ACADEMIC AND VOCATIONAL SKILLS NEEDED TO FURTHER THEIR EDUCATION OR OBTAIN EMPLOYMENT.
Indicator 8.1.1 of 1: Progress and achievement: An increasing number of states will show that Neglected or Delinquent students are obtaining regular high school diplomas, General Equivalency Diplomas, and/or earning high school course credits.
Targets and Performance Data Assessment of Progress Sources and Data Quality
Number of states reporting
Year Actual Performance Performance Targets
 
GED School Credits
GED School Credits
1999
36 12
Continuous Improvement 
Status: Unable to judge. 2002 data to be collected as part of NCLB Act.

Explanation: Overall, 46 of 64 responding agencies (72 percent) collected data on the number of GEDs obtained by Title I N or D students over the last 12 months. Thirty-six of the 46 responding agencies were able to report the actual number of GEDs obtained. Twenty of the 64 responding agencies maintained data on the number of schools credits earned by Title I N or D students. Sixteen of the 20 agencies actually reported the number of credits earned.  
Additional Source Information: Study of State Agency Activities Under Title I, Part D, Subpart I.

Frequency: Other.
Collection Period: 2001.
Validated By: Experienced Public/Private Entity.
Date will be validated by contractor internal review procedures.

Limitations: ED plans to conduct annual short surveys of state agencies administered by a contractor, so that consistent measures are collected and can be aggregated.

 

Objective 2 of 2: INSTITUTIONS AND PROGRAMS WILL DEMONSTRATE OVERALL EDUCATIONAL REFORM THAT BETTER MEETS THE NEEDS OF NEGLECTED, DELINQUENT, AND AT-RISK CHILDREN.
Indicator 8.2.1 of 1: Institution-wide programs: : An increased percentage of institutions will operate institution-wide programs.
Targets and Performance Data Assessment of Progress Sources and Data Quality
Percent of N or D facilities that are institution-wide programs
Year Actual Performance Performance Targets
1996
9
Continuous Improvement
1997
16
Continuous Improvement
1999
36
Continuous Improvement
Status: Target met. 2002 data to be collected as part of NCLB Act.

Explanation: Data from the 1997 State Performance Report did not include California. The Study of State Agency Activities Under Title I, Part D, Subpart I found that 36 percent of all institutions eligible to implement an institution-wide project did so in 1999, more than double the percentage two years ago.  
Additional Source Information: Study of State Agency Activities Under Title I, Part D, Subpart I.

Frequency: Annually.
Collection Period: 2001.
Validated By: No Formal Verification.
Data will be validated by contractor internal review procedures.

Limitations: This is a limited measure of educational reform in juvenile facilities. Findings from The Study of State Agency Activities Under Title I, Part D, Subpart I, should provide new data on education reform, enabling development of another, more descriptive indicator.

 

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