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Eisenhower Regional Mathematics and Science Education Consortia - 2003

CFDA Number: 84.319 - Eisenhower Regional Mathematics and Science Education Consortia


Goal 8: To improve mathematics and science education through technical assistance and dissemination
Objective 8.1 of 2: Provide high-quality technical assistance, including planning assistance, training, facilitation of collaboration and networking, and other technical assistance.
Indicator 8.1.1 of 1: Technical Assistance: At least 80 percent of participants in Consortia technical asistance activities will report that information or assistance from the Consortia added value to their work.
Targets and Performance Data Assessment of Progress Sources and Data Quality
Training improved instructional practice
Year Actual Performance Performance Targets
1998 91  
1999 96 75
2000   80
2001 93.50 80
2002 90 80
2003   80

Training improved student engagement and performance
Year Actual Performance Performance Targets
1998 89  
1999 94 75
2000   80
2001 90.80 80
2002 89 80
2003   80

Collaboration strengthened relationships and access to resources
Year Actual Performance Performance Targets
1998 88  
1999 93 75
2000   80
2001 87.60 80
2002   80
2003   80

Collaboration leveraged resources and efforts for greater impact
Year Actual Performance Performance Targets
1998 80  
1999 87 75
2000   80
2001 81.30 80
2002   80
2003   80


Explanation: For all years that data are reported, the Actual Performance data are shown as the percent of respondents who found training and collaboration with the Consortia to be moderately or extensively useful. Data on collaboration will be collected every other year because there is a history of success with this indicator. When using the standard of a 95% confidence level, each Consortium would have to survey 1200-1400 clients to address this indicator. To do so annually would not be a beneficial use of limited resources. In 2002, clients who were surveyed were those who received intensive services (i.e. 12 or more hours of training and technical assistance).  
Additional Source Information: Consortia/Clearinghouse Network Evaluation report. The primary sources for this report are the Consortia and Clearinghouse Descriptive Data System (CCDDS) and participant surveys.

Frequency: Annually.
Collection Period: 2002 - 2003
Validated By: No Formal Verification.
Common definitions and common data collection procedures are established across each Consortium. Statistical standards are applied. Data are subjected to Cross-Consortia's Eisenhower Network Evaluation Committee internal review and validation procedures.

Limitations: CCDDS and data for 2001 and 2002 have not been subjected to external audit.

 

Objective 8.2 of 2: Disseminate information about promising and exemplary practices in mathematics and science education.
Indicator 8.2.1 of 1: Dissemination: The total number of Consortia contacts with customers, by print or by electronic media ("hits" on Web sites plus other electronic communications), will increase by 10 percent annually, and a majority of the recipients will report that the information contributed to improving their work.
Targets and Performance Data Assessment of Progress Sources and Data Quality
Print
Year Actual Performance Performance Targets
1997 306,557  
1998 340,185  
1999 125,212 337,212
2000 129,901 306,167
2001 196,780 275,551
2002 233,267 247,996
2003   223,196

Electronic Media
Year Actual Performance Performance Targets
1997 1,354,167  
1998 1,465,259  
1999 3,328,846 1,489,583
2000 3,684,883 1,638,541
2001 2,820,197 1,802,395
2002   1,982,634
2003   2,180,898

Usefulness
Year Actual Performance Performance Targets
1998 70  
1999 77  
2000   51
2001 93 51
2002   51
2003   51


Explanation: With the increasing costs of print dissemination, the Consortia explanded their electronic dissemination efforts resulting in a jump in electronic media contacts with a concurrent drop in contacts by print in 1999-2001. The Consortia's strategy was successful both in practice and outcome as measured by 2001 data on Usefulness. Data on Usefulness of the information disseminated will be collected every other year because there is a history of success with this indicator. By using the standard of a 95% confidence level, each consortium would have to survey 1200-1400 clients to address this indicator. To do so annually would not be a beneficial use of limited resources. Beginning in 2001, data were collected using newer, more accurate, widely accepted techniques for representing the number of contacts that customers had with Web-based information. Shown for 2001 is the baseline of page views, not Web hits.  
Additional Source Information: Consortia/Clearinghouse Network Evaluation report. The primary sources for this report are the Consortia and Clearinghouse Descriptive Data System (CCDDS) and participant surveys.

Frequency: Annually.
Collection Period: 2002 - 2003
Data Available: December 2003
Validated By: No Formal Verification.
Common definitions and common data collection procedures established across each Consortium. Statistical standards are applied. Data are subjected to Cross-Consortia's Eisenhower Network Evaluation Committee internal review and validation procedures.

Limitations: Current data cannot be compared with data from the old system.

Improvements: Improved information technology has enabled more accurate assessment of the number of Web-based customer contacts.

 

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