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

Learning Anytime Anywhere Partnerships

Goal 8: To expand access to postsecondary education and lifelong learning through the use of technology to all citizens who are unable to take advantage of on-campus programs.
Objective 1 of 5: DEVELOP INNOVATIVE PARTNERSHIPS RESULTING IN ECONOMIES OF SCALE DELIVERING ASYNCHRONOUS DISTANCE EDUCATION AND TRAINING.
Indicator 8.1.1 of 1: National Distribution: The number of products, courses, and/or degree programs developed for delivery statewide or nationally will increase.
Targets and Performance Data Assessment of Progress Sources and Data Quality
Number of products, courses/modules and webobjects.
Year Actual Performance Performance Targets
2000
372
 
2001
564
465
Status: Target exceeded.

Explanation: Projects were in their first and second year of activity. Year 2001 data are from the 29 funded projects in FY 1999 and the second cohort funded in FY 2000. Both cohorts show progress in line with project goals. Seven projects funded in FY 2001 are in start up mode.  
Additional Source Information: Data will be supplied by grantees and independent evaluators; selected data are verified by third party evaluator under contract with FIPSE/LAAP.

Frequency: Annually.
Collection Period: 2001 - 2002.
Data Available: January 2003.
Validated By: Experienced Public/Private Entity.
Data will be supplied by grantees and independent evaluators; selected data are verified by third party evaluator under contract with FIPSE/LAAP.

Limitations: Revised annual reports with better defined variables; all data verified with third party evaluator interview.

 

Objective 2 of 5: INCREASE ACCESS TO ASYNCHRONOUS DISTANCE EDUCATION FOR DIVERSE GROUPS OF LEARNERS, ESPECIALLY TO PREPARE THEM FOR WORK IN TECHNICAL AND OTHER AREAS OF CRITICAL SHORTAGE OR FOR THE CHANGING REQUIREMENTS OF FIELDS.
Indicator 8.2.1 of 2: Number of "underserved" students: The number of underserved students enrolled each year will increase--that is, individuals with disabilities, in remote areas, welfare recipients or displaced workers, underrepresented populations (Native American, Hispanic, African American), and other adults not otherwise able to participate in postsecondary education.
Targets and Performance Data Assessment of Progress Sources and Data Quality
Number of Underserved Students
Year Actual Performance Performance Targets
2000
6,919
 
2001
1,629
 
Status: Unable to judge.

Explanation: Year 2000 baseline data are from 29 projects funded in FY 1999. For 2001 data, we revised the reporting format, refined the definition of variables, asked for an unduplicated head count, and asked for hard data rather than estimates. Consequently, few projects were able to report data.  
Additional Source Information: Data will be supplied by grantees and independent evaluators.

Frequency: Annually.
Collection Period: 2000 - 2001.
Data Available: January 2003.
Validated By: Experienced Public/Private Entity.

Limitations: Few projects have been able to gather and report these data.

 
Indicator 8.2.2 of 2: Course Completion Rate: The number of students who enroll in and complete courses or training programs will increase.
Targets and Performance Data Assessment of Progress Sources and Data Quality
Percentage completing courses/module/training programs
Year Actual Performance Performance Targets
 
Completion of module Completion of courses
Completion of module Completion of courses
2000
100 85.20
   
2001
100 86
 Continuous Improvement
Status: Positive progress toward target.

Explanation: Projects were in their first and second year of activity. Year 2001 data are from the 29 projects funded in FY 1999 and the second cohort funded in FY 2000; progress is in lines with the program goals. (The rates are well above the norm for web-based instruction.). Seven projects funded in FY 2001 are in startup mode.  
Additional Source Information: Grantee annual reports; program evaluation.

Frequency: Annually.
Collection Period: 2001 - 2002.
Data Available: January 2003.
Validated By: Experienced Public/Private Entity.

Limitations: This year's data relies more on grantee self-report after further definition of variables and refinement.

 

Objective 3 of 5: ENABLE ADVANCEMENTS IN QUALITY AND ACCOUNTABILITY WITHIN POSTSECONDARY, ASYNCHRONOUS DISTANCE EDUCATION.
Indicator 8.3.1 of 1: Competency-based: The number of courses that base assessment on student competency, rather than on traditional units of instruction, will increase.
Targets and Performance Data Assessment of Progress Sources and Data Quality
Number of courses, modules, and programs
Year Actual Performance Performance Targets
2000
55
 
2001
26
 
Status: Unable to judge. 2001 reflects new baseline data.

Explanation: Year 2001 data are from the 29 projects funded in FY 1999 and the second cohort funded in FY 2000; progress is in line with the program goals. Seven projects funded in FY 2001 are in startup mode. For 2001 data, we revised reporting (as with 2.1) and resulting target.  
Frequency: Annually.
Collection Period: 2001 - 2002.
Data Available: January 2003.
Validated By: Experienced Public/Private Entity.
Data is supplied by grantees and analyzed by independent evaluators.

 

Objective 4 of 5: CONTINUATION OR EXPANSION OF LAAP PROJECTS BEYOND FEDERAL FUNDING.
Indicator 8.4.1 of 1: Projects sustained: Projects sustained or expanded at least 2 years beyond the Federal funding period.
Targets and Performance Data Assessment of Progress Sources and Data Quality
- No Targets And Performance Data -
Status: Unable to judge.

Explanation: New program; Projects are still in early funding period; baseline data on this indicator will not be available until 29 FY 1999 programs have completed their funding period in FY 2002 and been self-sustaining for two years thereafter. In their first or second year, several projects have already expanded, demonstrating progress in line with program goals.  
Additional Source Information: Grantee survey 2 years after funding ends.

Frequency: Annually.
Collection Period: 2002 - 2003.
Data Available: January 2004.
Validated By: No Formal Verification.

Limitations: Data will be self-reported.

 

Objective 5 of 5: IMPROVE SERVICE DELIVERY AND CUSTOMER SATISFACTION FOR LAAP PROGRAMS.
Indicator 8.5.1 of 1: Project directors' overall satisfaction with LAAP programs and services: Meet or exceed satisfaction levels from previous years.
Targets and Performance Data Assessment of Progress Sources and Data Quality
Percentage of Project directors who were satisfied with the Programs
Year Actual Performance Performance Targets
2000
96
 
2001
95
 
Status: Positive movement toward target.

Explanation: Projects are in their first year of activity. Year 2000 baseline data will be from 29 projects funded in FY 1999, who have completed one year and eleven projects funded in FY 2000 who are in start-up mode. Initial data from projects funded show 100% satisfaction with available assistance from LAAP staff. Target for project director's satisfaction ranges from 95-100%.  
Additional Source Information: Annual surveys, project director interviews by external evaluator.

Frequency: Annually.
Collection Period: 2001 - 2002.
Data Available: January 2003.
Validated By: Experienced Public/Private Entity.
Data is supplied by grantees and gathered by independent evaluator.

Limitations: Self-reported data from the project directors was improved by follow-up interviews with all PD's by including external program evaluator when gathering FY 2001 data.

 

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