|CFDA Number:||84.185 - Byrd Honors Scholarships|
|Goal 8: To promote student excellence and to recognize exceptionally able students who show promise of continued excellence|
|Objective 8.1 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. For 2002, the data show only the percentage of individuals who graduated after four years; in prior years the data show receipt of 4 years of funding or graduation. Targets will be revised for subsequent years.
Additional Source Information: Annual Performance Report.
Collection Period: 2003
Data Available: December 2003
Validated By: No Formal Verification.
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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