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HEA: State Grants for Incarcerated Youth Offenders - 2004

CFDA Number: 84.331A - Grants to States for Workplace and Community Transition Training for Incarcerated Youth Offenders

Goal 8: State Grants for Incarcerated Youth Offenders Goal
Objective 8.1 of 1: State Grants for Incarcerated Youth Offenders Objective 1
Indicator 8.1.1 of 1: Improved vocational and academic achievement:: By Fall 2002, increasing percentages of students participating in vocational and academic programs will complete a degree or certificate.
Targets and Performance Data Assessment of Progress Sources and Data Quality
Students completing a postsecondary education certificate, associate of arts or bachelor's degree in the facility during the program year
Year Actual Performance Performance Targets
Percentage of Students Completing
Percentage of Students Completing

Progress: Positive pattern established.

Explanation: In 1999, program performance data was impacted by program start up issues and issues with reporting. As the program has matured,completion rates above 50% are becoming more normative. Given issues of maturity and mobility, these rates seem fairly positive.  
Additional Source Information: Sole source is the annual grantee performance reports.

Frequency: Annually.
Collection Period: 2002
Data Available: March 2003
Validated By: On-Site Monitoring By ED.
No independent validation.

Limitations: Data is based on continuous enrollment. Therefore, the current enrollment is being compared to the outcome of graduates, including individuals served in the prior year and those still enrolled at year end. This distorts the numbers when the program is either growing or contracting. Programs differ in objectives and degrees/certificates offered, so very different outcomes are being combined. Reporting is inconsistent from State to State. Some data being combined may not be reliable.


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