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

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Programs for Children and Youth Who Are Neglected or Delinquent (N or D) - 2002

CFDA Number: 84.013 - Title I Program for Neglected and Delinquent Children

Goal 8: To ensure that neglected and delinquent children and youth will have the opportunity to meet the challenging state standards needed to further their education and become productive members of society.
Objective 8.1 of 1: Neglected or delinquent (N or D) students will improve academic and vocational skills needed to further their education or obtain employment.
Indicator 8.1.1 of 1: Progress and achievement: An increasing number of states will show that Neglected or Delinquent students are obtaining regular high school diplomas, General Equivalency Diplomas, and/or earning high school course credits.
Targets and Performance Data Assessment of Progress Sources and Data Quality
Number of states reporting
Year Actual Performance Performance Targets
GED School Credits
GED School Credits
36 12
Status: Unable to judge

Progress: States not required to report data for indicator based on prior reauthorization. New baseline to be set in 2004.

Explanation: Data last collected by PES mail survey for 1999 data. No survey was authorized for 2001-2002 data.  
Frequency: Other.
Collection Period: 2002 - 2005
Data Available: January 2006
Validated By: No Formal Verification.

Limitations: Studies of programs for Neglected or Delinquent students were conducted by voluntary state and local surveys through PES. There has been, and is, no authorization of program funds for data collection. Additionally, states and local programs are only required to provide program information once every three years.

Improvements: The Department plans to conduct surveys through a MATO contractor and invite states to annually share data for program indicators.


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