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

Regional Educational Laboratories - 2003

Goal 8: To support knowledge-based educational improvement to help all students meet high standards through development, applied research, dissemination, and technical assistance conducted with local, state, and intermediate agencies.
Objective 8.1 of 2: Develop, adapt, and assess comprehensive education reform strategies in schools, districts, and states.
Indicator 8.1.1 of 2: Number of development sites: An increasing number of local or state sites will be engaged in collaborative development and demonstration of comprehensive reform-related efforts.
Targets and Performance Data Assessment of Progress Sources and Data Quality
Number school, district, intermediate agency, and state level sites
Year Actual Performance Performance Targets
  Site Students Teachers Administrators Parents Site Students Teachers Administrators Parents
1997 494 83,147 5,899 512 14,437          
1998 615 93,788 6,950 749 16,062          
1999 606 538,865 37,550 5,169 13,697          
2000 630 545,612 34,923 5,029 13,024          
2001 359 37,847 5,869 1,801 183          
2002 206   4,316 1,055 268          
2003           206   4,316 1,055 268


 
Additional Source Information: Laboratory records and quarterly reports, 2002.

Frequency: Annually.
Collection Period: 2002 - 2003
Data Available: September 2003
Validated By: No Formal Verification.
Validated By: Experienced Public/Private Entity. Each Laboratory utilized its own quality assurance process to review data provided.

Limitations: The Education Department relies on Laboratory records for these data.

Improvements: Independent reviewers conducted data verification in 2002.

 
Indicator 8.1.2 of 2: Student achievement: After 3 years of on-site development, sites will show increases in student achievement.
Targets and Performance Data Assessment of Progress Sources and Data Quality
Percentage of schools showing increases in student achievement
Year Actual Performance Performance Targets
  Less than 12 months 12-23 months 24-35 months 36 months or more Less than 12 months 12-23 months 24-35 months 36 months or more
2001       41.40        
2002 4 54.80 91.70 0        
2003               80


 
Additional Source Information: Laboratory records and quarterly reports, 2002.

Frequency: Annually.
Collection Period: 2002 - 2003
Data Available: September 2003
Validated By: No Formal Verification.
Experienced Public/Private Entity. Each Laboratory utilized its own quality assurance process to review the data provided.

Limitations: The Education Department relies on Laboratory records for these data.

Improvements: Independent reviewers conducted data verification in 2002.

 

Objective 8.2 of 2: Provide products and services and develop networks and partnerships in support of state and local reform.
Indicator 8.2.1 of 2: Customer Receipt of Products and Services: The circulation of products, receipt of services, and receipt of electronic material will increase annually from baseline levels.
Targets and Performance Data Assessment of Progress Sources and Data Quality
Number of products, services, and electronic materials
Year Actual Performance Performance Targets
  # of Products to Clients # of Face-to-face Services Web Site Hits # of Products to Clients # of Face-to-face Services Web Site Hits
1997 419,927 148,966 11,834,588      
1998 988,055 178,555 19,305,052      
1999 2,132,530 125,517 30,379,269      
2000 1,635,492 127,162 35,828,628      
2001 561,932 47,227 68,139,214      
2002 979,223 80,827 210,383,738      
2003       1,000 81,000 250,000


Explanation: The total number of individual contacts with the Laboratories (adding together products, services, and web site hits) increased substantially from 68,748,373 in 2001 to 211,443,788 in 2002 because of continued increase in the use of the Web for dissemination as access to the Laboratories' web sites continued to grow. In 2002, the number of web page views was added as a second measure of receipt of electronic materials. The term page views (impressions) refers to client access to entire pages, but does not include a site's supporting graphic files. Using this new measure, the total number of individual contacts with the Laboratories (adding together products, services, and web page views) increased substantially from 15,595,222 in 2001 to 43,128,451 in 2002. The web site hits and page views include the 10 laboratory web sites plus the REL web site. The indicator may be revised to include new ways to measure the impact of web site dissemination.  
Additional Source Information: Laboratory records and quarterly reports, 2002.

Frequency: Annually.
Collection Period: 2002 - 2003
Data Available: September 2003
Validated By: No Formal Verification.
Experienced Public/Private Entity. Each Laboratory utilized its own quality assurance process to review the data provided.

Limitations: The Education Department relies on Laboratory records for these data.

Improvements: Independent reviewers conducted data verification in 2002.

 
Indicator 8.2.2 of 2: Quality of products and services: At least 90 percent of clients sampled will report laboratory products and services to be of high quality.
Targets and Performance Data Assessment of Progress Sources and Data Quality
Percentage of clients rating products and services to be of excellent or good quality
Year Actual Performance Performance Targets
1997 90 90
1998 90.10 90
1999 88.30 90
2000 84.30 90
2001 93.20 90
2002 92.10 90


Explanation: The survey is conducted biennially and 2003 data will not be available on this indicator. The next survey will be conducted in 2004.  
Additional Source Information: Client surveys, 2002.

Frequency: Biennially.
Collection Period: 2003 - 2004
Data Available: September 2004
Validated By: No Formal Verification.
Experienced Public/Private Entity. Each Laboratory utilized its own quality assurance process to review the data provided.

Limitations: The Education Department relies on Laboratory records for these data.

Improvements: Independent reviewers conducted data verification in 2002.

 

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