U.S. Department of Education: Promoting Educational Excellence for all Americans

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APEB: American Printing House for the Blind - 2004

Program Goal: Pre-college-level blind students will receive appropriate educational materials which result in improved educational outcomes
Objective 8.1 of 1: APPROPRIATE, TIMELY, HIGH-QUALITY EDUCATIONAL MATERIALS ARE PROVIDED TO PRE-COLLEGE-LEVEL BLIND STUDENTS TO ALLOW THEM TO BENEFIT MORE FULLY FROM THEIR EDUCATIONAL PROGRAMS.
Indicator 8.1.1 of 2: Customer satisfaction:: The American Printing House's customers/consumers will agree that the educational materials provided through the Act are appropriate, timely, and high quality and allow blind students to benefit more fully from their educational programs.
Targets and Performance Data Assessment of Progress Sources and Data Quality
Trustees-Percentage that agree
Year Actual Performance Performance Targets
1998
95
 
1999
96
95
2000
96.50
96
2001
97
96
2002
99
96
2003
98.75
96
2004
 
96

Advisory Committees-Percentage that agree
Year Actual Performance Performance Targets
1999
100
100
2000
100
100
2001
100
100
2002
100
100
2003
100
100
2004
 
100

Consumers-Percentage that agree
Year Actual Performance Performance Targets
1999
90
 
2000
100
95
2001
97
95
2002
96
95
2003
100
95
2004
 
95

Teachers - Percentage that agree
Year Actual Performance Performance Targets
2002
96
 
2003
97
96
2004
 
96


Progress: In fiscal year 2003, the American Printing House's Ex Officio Trustees Advisory Committees, Consumers, and Teachers highly agree that the educational materials provided through the Act that authorizes the American Printing House are appropriate, timely, and of high quality and allow blind students to benefit more fully from their educational programs.

Explanation: The American Printing House worked with an independent Research Corporation this past summer (2003) in an effort to develop a survey that would obtain more reliable information from its Trustees, Advisory Committees, Consumers and Teachers.  
Additional Source Information: Survey of Ex Officio Trustees; Input from Research and Publications Advisory Committees; Consumer surveys, and Teacher surveys.

Frequency: Annually.
Collection Period: 2003 - 2004
Data Available: October 2004
Validated By: No Formal Verification.
Data supplied by the American Printing House for the Blind. No formal verification procedure applied.

Improvements: A new Teacher survey was conducted in FY 2002 which provides further satisfaction with APH educational materials.

 
Indicator 8.1.2 of 2: Student performance and participation: The percentage of American Printing House ex officio trustees who report that the performance of students and their participation in their educational programs improves as a result of the availability of educational materials provided through the Act will be maintained.
Targets and Performance Data Assessment of Progress Sources and Data Quality
Trustees-Percentage that agree
Year Actual Performance Performance Targets
1998
98
 
1999
98
98
2000
97
99
2001
97
99
2002
100
99
2003
99.50
99
2004
 
99

Teachers--Percentage that agree
Year Actual Performance Performance Targets
2002
93
 
2003
95
95
2004
 
95


Progress: In fiscal year 2003, a high percentage of the Ex Officio Trustees and Teachers agreed that the performance of students and their participation in their educational programs improved as a result of the availability of educational materials provided through the Act.

Explanation: The American Printing House worked with an independent Research Corporation this past summer (2003) in an effort to develop a survey that would obtain more reliable information from its Trustees and from Teachers.  
Additional Source Information: Survey of Ex Officio Trustees: Survey of Teachers.

Frequency: Annually.
Collection Period: 2003 - 2004
Data Available: October 2004
Validated By: No Formal Verification.
Data supplied by the American Printing House for the Blind. No formal verification procedure applied.

 

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