|Goal 8: To promote student excellence and to recognize exceptionally able students who show promise of continued excellence.|
|Objective 1 of 1: BYRD SCHOLARS WILL SUCCESSFULLY COMPLETE POSTSECONDARY EDUCATION PROGRAMS AT HIGH RATES.|
|Indicator 8.1.1 of 1: Completion of postsecondary education programs: Ninety percent or more of Byrd scholars will successfully complete postsecondary education programs within 4 years.|
|Targets and Performance Data||Assessment of Progress||Sources and Data Quality|
Status: Target not met.
Explanation: Reporting states indicated in 2001 that 86 percent of students receiving a Byrd scholarship in 1996-1997 either graduated or received four years of funding, indicating that they were on track to graduate.
Additional Source Information: Annual Performance Report.
Collection Period: 2002.
Data Available: December 2002.
Validated By: Experienced Public/Private Entity.
Data supplied by states, which certify the accuracy of the data.
Limitations: Data are based on grantee reports of varying quality and accuracy on the number of Byrd Scholars graduating and/or receiving four years of Byrd funding. Byrd Scholars may not have received four years of Byrd funding for a variety of reasons other than failure to complete an academic program, including early graduation or no unmet financial need.
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