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

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Gaining Early Awareness and Readiness for Undergraduate Programs/(GEAR-UP)

Goal 8: To significantly increase the number of low-income students who are prepared to enter and succeed in postsecondary education.
Objective 1 of 3: INCREASE THE ACADEMIC PERFORMANCE AND PREPARATION FOR POSTSECONDARY EDUCATION OF PARTICIPATING STUDENTS.
Indicator 8.1.1 of 1: Completion of academically challenging curricula: Program participants will successfully complete college preparatory courses such as algebra, geometry, chemistry, and physics at increasing rates.
Targets and Performance Data Assessment of Progress Sources and Data Quality
The percentage of seventh graders who passed prealgebra
Year Actual Performance Performance Targets
2000
18
 

The percentage of seventh graders who passed Algebra I
Year Actual Performance Performance Targets
2000
2
 
Status: Unable to judge. Baseline Data reported.

Explanation: Data will continue to be collected on successful completion of core academic subjects and other college preparatory courses. Data for the Year 2000 were obtained from the program's first year of using its OMB-cleared Annual Performance Report.  
Additional Source Information: Annual program performance reports and program evaluation study.

Frequency: Annually.
Collection Period: 2001 - 2002.
Data Available: December 2002.
Validated By: No Formal Verification.
Gear Up staff review performance report data for quality, clarity, and consistency; and to assess extent to which project objectives are being accomplished.

 

Objective 2 of 3: INCREASE THE RATE OF HIGH SCHOOL GRADUATION AND PARTICIPATION IN POSTSECONDARY EDUCATION OF PARTICIPATING STUDENTS.
Indicator 8.2.1 of 1: Attendance, high school completion, and postsecondary enrollment: Program participants will have high rates of attendance in school, be promoted to the next grade level on time, and successfully complete high school and enroll in postsecondary education programs at increasing rates.
Targets and Performance Data Assessment of Progress Sources and Data Quality
The percentages of participating seventh graders promoted to the next grade level
Year Actual Performance Performance Targets
2000
97.50
 

The percentage of seventh graders with fewer than five unexcused absences in the first two quarters of 2000-01
Year Actual Performance Performance Targets
2000
83
 
Status: Unable to judge. Baseline data reported.

Explanation: Data will continue to be collected on school attendance and grade level promotions, and in future years on high school completion and postsecondary education enrollment. Data for the Year 2000 were obtained from the program's first year of using its OMB-cleared Annual Performance Report.  
Additional Source Information: Annual program performance reports and program evaluation study.

Frequency: Annually.
Collection Period: 2001 - 2002.
Data Available: December 2002.
Validated By: No Formal Verification.
Gear Up staff review performance report data for quality, clarity, and consistency; and to assess extent to which project objectives are being accomplished.

 

Objective 3 of 3: INCREASE EDUCATIONAL EXPECTATIONS FOR PARTICIPATING STUDENTS AND STUDENT AND FAMILY KNOWLEDGE OF POSTSECONDARY EDUCATION OPTIONS, PREPARATION, AND FINANCING.
Indicator 8.3.1 of 2: Knowledge of postsecondary education costs, financing, and academic preparation: Program participants and their families will increasingly report having knowledge of postsecondary education costs, available financial aid, and necessary academic preparation for college.
Targets and Performance Data Assessment of Progress Sources and Data Quality
The percentage of middle school students who have talked to their school counselor, advisor or someone else at their school about academic preparation for college and college entrance requirements
Year Actual Performance Performance Targets
2000
50
 

The percentage of middle school parents who have talked to their children's school counselor, advisor or someone else at their children's school about academic preparation for college and college entrance requirements
Year Actual Performance Performance Targets
2000
31
 

The percentage of middle school parents who have talked to their children's school counselor, advisor or someone else at their children's school about availability of financial assistance.
Year Actual Performance Performance Targets
2000
24
 

The percentage of middle school students who are aware of two or more types of postsecondary education
Year Actual Performance Performance Targets
2000
62
 

The percentage of middle school parents who have participated in GEAR UP events
Year Actual Performance Performance Targets
2000
36
 
Status: Unable to judge. Baseline data reported.

Explanation: Data will continue to be collected on students and parents' knowledge of postsecondary education entrance requirements, costs of attendance, and financial aid opportunities. Data for the Year 2000 were obtained from the program's first year of using its OMB-cleared Annual Performance Report.  
Additional Source Information: Annual program performance reports and program evaluation study.

Frequency: Annually.
Collection Period: 2001 - 2002.
Data Available: December 2002.
Validated By: No Formal Verification.
Gear Up staff review performance report data for quality, clarity, and consistency; and to assess extent to which project objectives are being accomplished.

 
Indicator 8.3.2 of 2: Student, family, and teacher expectations: Participating students, their families, and their teachers will have high educational expectations, which are sustained throughout the life of the program.
Targets and Performance Data Assessment of Progress Sources and Data Quality
The percentage of middle school and high school students who expect to receive a Bachelor's degree or higher
Year Actual Performance Performance Targets
2000
50
 

The percentage of middle school students who were affected by GEAR UP, which changed their plans about attending college
Year Actual Performance Performance Targets
2000
35
 

The percentage of middle school parents who expect their children to receive a Bachelor's degree or higher.
Year Actual Performance Performance Targets
2000
74
 
Status: Unable to judge. Baseline data reported.

Explanation: Date will continue to be collected on students, parents, and teachers' educational aspirations and expectations for participating students. Data for the Year 2000 were obtained from the program's first year of using its OMB-cleared Annual Performance Report  
Additional Source Information: Annual program performance reports and program evaluation study.

Frequency: Annually.
Collection Period: 2001 - 2002.
Data Available: December 2002.
Validated By: No Formal Verification.
Gear Up staff review performance report data for quality, clarity, and consistency; and to assess extent to which project objectives are being accomplished.

 

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