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

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Allen J. Ellender Fellowship Program

Goal 8: To improve participants' knowledge, skills, and attitudes regarding the three branches of government
Objective 1 of 2: IMPLEMENT A PROGRAM TO INCREASE STUDENTS' KNOWLEDGE AND SKILLS IN CIVIC PARTICIPATION, WITH EMPHASIS ON STUDENTS WITH SPECIAL NEEDS.
Indicator 8.1.1 of 2: Students from targeted groups: Each year, an increasing percentage of participants will be students with special needs (e.g., those with disabilities, ethnic minorities, and migrants).
Targets and Performance Data Assessment of Progress Sources and Data Quality
percentage of participants
Year Actual Performance Performance Targets
1999
33
 
2000
 
36
2001
 
38
Status: Unable to judge.

Explanation: One out of three participants is a student with special needs.  
Additional Source Information: Grantee analysis of internal records, 2001.

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

Limitations: For the Foundation's 2000-2001 program year, a follow up procedure was put in place to contact the schools with Ellender Fellowship recipients who had not completed a demographic form to obtain the information.

 
Indicator 8.1.2 of 2: Student knowledge: Students will demonstrate an increased understanding of the democratic process.
Targets and Performance Data Assessment of Progress Sources and Data Quality
Teacher ratings of programs as achieving or exceeding goals
Year Actual Performance Performance Targets
2000
 
90
2001
 
90
Status: Unable to judge.

Explanation: First data available in FY 2001.
Additional Source Information: Grantee analysis of student and teacher surveys, 2001.

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

Limitations: The survey is based upon a random sample of teachers who participated in the Close Up program in 2000-2001 program year. The information also includes results from a survey of teachers who participated in Inauguration week in the 2000-2001 program year.

 

Objective 2 of 2: MAKE PROGRESS TOWARD FULL FINANCIAL INDEPENDENCE FROM FEDERAL FUNDING.
Indicator 8.2.1 of 1: Increased private funding: An increasing amount of grantees' funding that is allocated for teachers and economically disadvantaged students will come from non-Federal sources.
Targets and Performance Data Assessment of Progress Sources and Data Quality
Amount of funding (in dollars)
Year Actual Performance Performance Targets
1999
865,000
 
2000
 
906,000
2001
1,047,340
955,000
Status: Target exceeded.

Explanation: The $1,047,340 figure represents funds raised by the foundation and allocated for teachers and economically disadvantaged students.  
Additional Source Information: Annual audit and grantee's analysis of Internal financial documents, 2001.

Frequency: Annually.
Collection Period: 2002.
Data Available: Unknown 2003.
Validated By: Experienced Public/Private Entity.
Data from audited program records.


 

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