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

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Women's Educational Equity Assistance (WEEA)

Goal 8: To promote equity in education for women and girls in the United States.
Objective 1 of 2: Promote gender equity in education to ensure that girls and women have educational opportunities comparable to those available to boys and men.
Indicator 8.1.1 of 1: LEA implementation: Increasing numbers of requests by LEAs, SEAs, postsecondary institutions, and community education programs for gender equity information and resources will be received.
Targets and Performance Data Assessment of Progress Sources and Data Quality
Requests by LEAs
Year Actual Performance Performance Targets
1999
245
200
2000
274
 
2001
3,028
 

Requests by SEAs
Year Actual Performance Performance Targets
1999
128
110
2000
27
 
2001
801
 

Requests by Postsecondary
Year Actual Performance Performance Targets
1999
244
225
2000
262
 
2001
1,573
 

Requests by other programs
Year Actual Performance Performance Targets
1999
19,000
15,000
2000
20,924
 
2001
18,855
 
Status: Continuing progress towards target is likely. Baseline was established in 1999.

Explanation: Figure represents multiple contacts with states and includes technical assistance and training provided by the resource center.  
Additional Source Information: WEEA Resource Center Report; Performance Reports

Frequency: Annually.
Collection Period: 2002.
Data Available: Unknown 2003.
Validated By: No Formal Verification.

Limitations: Data are self-reported.

 

Objective 2 of 2: PROMOTE TRAINING ACTIVITIES THAT PREPARE EDUCATORS TO MEET THE NEEDS OF WOMEN AND GIRLS, INCLUDING THOSE WHO SUFFER FROM MULTIPLE FORMS OF DISCRIMINATION (I.E., SEX, RACE, ETHNIC ORIGIN, LIMITED ENGLISH PROFICIENCY, DISABILITY, OR AGE).
Indicator 8.2.1 of 1: Training strategies: Increasing numbers of educators served by the program will receive gender equity training, including training that deals with multiple forms of discrimination.
Targets and Performance Data Assessment of Progress Sources and Data Quality
Conferences
Year Actual Performance Performance Targets
1999
100
80
2000
125
 
2001
143
 

Forums
Year Actual Performance Performance Targets
1999
100
75
2000
129
 
2001
27
 

On-line courses
Year Actual Performance Performance Targets
1999
30
30
2000
35
 
2001
88
 

Associates
Year Actual Performance Performance Targets
1999
8
6
2000
13
 
2001
17
 
Status: Continuing progress towards target is likely. Baseline was established in 1999.

Explanation: The figures include the number of participants served through conferences sponsored by the Center; estimated number of educators at each forum; number of on-line course participants; and number of training sessions sponsored by the Center's associates/partners. Forums: This category shows a decrease because more educators are opting for electronic forums provided by the center rather than those onsite.  
Additional Source Information: Performance reports; WEEA Resource Center reports

Frequency: Annually.
Collection Period: 2002.
Data Available: January 2003.
Validated By: No Formal Verification.

Limitations: Currently, only the Women's Educational Equity Resource Center reports this information. Performance report format has been revised and all grantees providing equity training will report data relating to this indicator beginning in 2002.

 

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