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Fund for the Improvement of Postsecondary Education - 2003

CFDA Number: 84.116 - Fund for the Improvement of Postsecondary Education


Goal 8: To improve postsecondary education by making grants to institutions in support of reform and innovation.
Objective 8.1 of 2: Promote reforms that improve the quality of teaching and learning and Postsecondary institutions.
Indicator 8.1.1 of 1: Replication of projects: The percentage of projects that are adapted in full or in part, or whose materials are used by other institutions.
Targets and Performance Data Assessment of Progress Sources and Data Quality
Percentage of FIPSE grantees reporting full project dissemination to others
Year Actual Performance Performance Targets
1998 92  
1999 100  
2000 83 100
2001 96 85
2002 94.50 95
2003   95
2004   95
2005   96
2006   96
2007   97


Explanation: FIPSE considers itself successful on this measure if 90% or more projects result in project models being adapted on other campuses.  
Additional Source Information: Final Report Scorecard

Frequency: Annually.
Collection Period: 2003 - 2004
Data Available: January 2004
Validated By: No Formal Verification.
Similar results from site visit scorecard.

Limitations: Data supplied by project directors in response to survey instruments. Have revised form to match indicators more closely. Planning an external evaluation of the Comprehensive Program through PES around these indicators.

 

Objective 8.2 of 2: Institutionalization of FIPSE programs
Indicator 8.2.1 of 1: Projects sustained: The number of projects sustained at least 2 years beyond Federal funding.
Targets and Performance Data Assessment of Progress Sources and Data Quality
Percentage of Projects reporting institutionalization on their home campuses
Year Actual Performance Performance Targets
1998 93  
1999 96  
2000 94 100
2001 100 95
2002 96 95
2003   95
2004   95
2005   96
2006   96
2007   97


Explanation: FIPSE's emphasis on institutional contributions to projects and development of long-term continuation plans are designed to embed projects within campus structures. Expect the rate of institutionalization to be in the 90-100% range, but not 100% each year.  
Additional Source Information: Final Report Scorecard. Assessment of projects based on review of final reports sent in at the completion of projects.

Frequency: Annually.
Collection Period: 2003 - 2004
Data Available: January 2004
Validated By: No Formal Verification.
Similar Data from Site Visit Score Card. Assessment of project drawn from on-site visitation and evaluation of projects).

Limitations: Data supplied as a result of the assessment of project final reports submitted by project directors.

Improvements: Planning modification of assessment to work with planned on-line assessment for 2003. External evaluation of the Comprehensive Program is currently underway.

 

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