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

Special Institutions for Persons with Disabilities American Printing House for the Blind (APH)

Goal 8: Pre-college-level blind students will receive appropriate educational materials which result in improved educational outcomes.
Objective 1 of 1: APPROPRIATE, TIMELY, HIGH-QUALITY EDUCATIONAL MATERIALS ARE PROVIDED TO PRE-COLLEGE-LEVEL BLIND STUDENTS TO ALLOW THEM TO BENEFIT MORE FULLY FROM THEIR EDUCATIONAL PROGRAMS.
Indicator 8.1.1 of 2: Customer satisfaction: The American Printing House's customers/consumers will agree that the educational materials provided through the Act are appropriate, timely, and high quality and allow blind students to benefit more fully from their educational programs.
Targets and Performance Data Assessment of Progress Sources and Data Quality
Trustees-Percentage that agree
Year Actual Performance Performance Targets
1998
95
 
1999
96
95
2000
96.50
96
2001
97
96
2002
 
96

Advisory Committees-Percentage that agree
Year Actual Performance Performance Targets
1999
100
100
2000
100
100
2001
100
100
2002
 
100

Consumers-Percentage that agree
Year Actual Performance Performance Targets
1999
90
 
2000
100
95
2001
97
95
2002
 
95
Status: Target met. Targets exceeded or met in FY 2001.

Explanation: In FY 2001, the ex officio trustees reported that 97 percent of consumers indicated that the educational materials were appropriate, timely, and high quality and allow blind students to benefit from their educational programs. In FY 2001, the Research and Publications Advisory Committees highly agree that the Printing House's educational materials are appropriate, timely, and high quality. In FY 2001, 97 percent of APH customers who were surveyed were satisfied with services.  
Additional Source Information: Survey of Ex Officio Trustees; Input from Research and Publications Advisory Committees; Consumer surveys.

Frequency: Annually.
Collection Period: 2002.
Data Available: November 2002.
Validated By: No Formal Verification.
Data supplied by the American Printing House for the Blind. No formal verification procedure applied.

Limitations: The Printing House is working toward refining its survey for greater validity during FY 2002.

 
Indicator 8.1.2 of 2: Student performance and participation: The percentage of American Printing House ex officio trustees who report that the performance of students and their participation in their educational programs improves as a result of the availability of educational materials provided through the Act will be maintained.
Targets and Performance Data Assessment of Progress Sources and Data Quality
Trustees
Year Actual Performance Performance Targets
1998
98
 
1999
98
98
2000
97
99
2001
97
99
2002
 
99
Status: Positive movement toward target.

Explanation: In FY 2001, 97 percent of the ex officio trustees reported that student performance and participation in their education programs improved as a result of the availability of educational materials provided through the Act.  
Additional Source Information: Survey of Ex Officio Trustees: Survey of Teachers.

Frequency: Annually.
Collection Period: 2002.
Data Available: November 2002.
Validated By: No Formal Verification.
Data supplied by the American Printing House for the Blind. No formal verification procedure applied.

Limitations: The results are based only on ex-officio data. The American Printing House is in the process of determining the best approach for conducting a teacher survey in FY 2002.

 

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