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

TRIO Programs - 2002

CFDA Numbers: 84.042 - TRIO_Student Support Services
84.044 - TRIO_Talent Search
84.047 - TRIO_Upward Bound
84.066 - TRIO_Educational Opportunity Centers
84.217 - TRIO_McNair Post-Baccalaureate Achievement
84.344 - TRIO_Dissemination Partnership Grants


Goal 8: Provide increased educational opportunities for low-income, first-generation students
Objective 8.1 of 1: INCREASE PARTICIPATION AND COMPLETION RATES OF LOW-INCOME, FIRST-GENERATION INDIVIDUALS IN THE ACADEMIC PIPELINE
Indicator 8.1.1 of 1: Persistence in and completion of education programs: TRIO students will persist in and complete their educational programs.
Targets and Performance Data Assessment of Progress Sources and Data Quality
Upward Bound (UB): Length of time Upward Bound students participate in the project during high school, and college enrollment rates of UB participants
Year Actual Performance Performance Targets
 
Project Persistence (months) College Enrollment (percent)
Project Persistence (months) College Enrollment (percent)
1996
19  
   
1999
  66
   
2001
   
20 66
2002
   
20 66

Student Support Services (SSS): Percentage of students persisting at same postsecondary school for second year and postsecondary degree attainment rate at same institution within 6 years of starting postsecondary education.
Year Actual Performance Performance Targets
 
College Persistence
College Persistence
1994
67
 
1999
67
67
2000
67
67
2001
 
67
2002
 
67

College completion (percentage)
Year Actual Performance Performance Targets
2001
 
29
2002
 
29

McNair: Percentage of McNair participants who enroll in graduate school within a year of completing the bachelor's degree, and percentage persisting toward or completing graduate degree.
Year Actual Performance Performance Targets
1999
35
 
2000
35
35
2001
 
35
2002
 
35

Graduate school persistence (in percentage)
Year Actual Performance Performance Targets
1999
48
 
2000
75
48
2002
 
48
Status: Unable to judge

Progress: Some changes to the performance indicators are planned for the 2004 report. College going rates for UB participants will be available in late 2004. SSS performance report data show a 67% college persistence rate in both 1999 and 2000. Thus, the performance targets for these years have been met. It is expected that these rates will continue for 2001 and 2002. No data are yet available on the 6-year college completion rates of SSS participants. McNair performance data for 1999-2000 show that an estimated 25 to 41% of McNair participants enrolled in a graduate program within one year after receiving an undergraduate degree. The data also show that 75% of McNair participants reported as graduate students in 1998-1999 were still enrolled in graduate school in 1999-2000; another 16% had graduated from the graduate school. Thus the McNair performance targets for 2000 have been met. It is expected that these rates will continue for 2001-2002.

Explanation: Data from the national evaluations of the Upward Bound and Student Support Services programs provide the baseline data for these programs. The 1998-99 annual performance reports provide the baseline data for the McNair program. The Student Support Services (SSS) McNair, and Upward Bound performance reports are and will be used to determine if the performance targets are met. The college completion performance target of 29% includes only SSS students who remain at the same school through graduation. The SSS performance report submitted annually only requires projects to report on the academic progress of SSS participants that remain at the grantee institution.  
Additional Source Information: Upward Bound (UB), Student Support Service (SSS), and McNair Performance Reports (McNair).

Frequency: Annually.
Collection Period: 2002 - 2003
Data Available: October 2003
Validated By: No Formal Verification.
The data are self-reported.

Limitations: The national evaluations have provided baseline data for the UB and SSS programs and also provide data on appropriate comparison groups. However, these evaluations cannot be used to measure program improvements on an annual basis. Therefore, the Department has developed new performance reports to collect the needed information. The 1999-2000 data collected from the SSS and McNair reports have been analyzed to determine that the college persistence and graduate school enrollment and persistence targets were met. Actual performance data for fiscal years 2001 and 2002 are not yet available. Grantees report on fiscal year 2001 activities/performance in November/December 2002. Performance report data for fiscal year 2002 will be collected November/December 2003.

 

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