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

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CRA: Training and Advisory Services - 2004

CFDA Number: 84.004D - Training and Advisory Services


Program Goal: To support access and equity in public schools and help school districts solve equity problems in education related to race, gender, and national origin.
Objective 8.1 of 1: Provide high-quality technical assistance and training to public school districts in addressing equity in education
Indicator 8.1.1 of 1: Breadth of services: The number of services provided by the EACs will increase each year.
Targets and Performance Data Assessment of Progress Sources and Data Quality
Web site visits
Year Actual Performance Performance Targets
2000
1,266,975
 
2001
2,931,386
 
2002
3,993,390
3,078,000
2003
 
3,108,780
2004
 
3,139,868

Published materials and products
Year Actual Performance Performance Targets
2000
139
 
2001
233
 
2002
114
245
2003
 
247
2004
 
250

Conference/seminar/other training events
Year Actual Performance Performance Targets
2000
919
 
2001
887
 
2002
829
931
2003
 
940
2004
 
949

On-site consultations
Year Actual Performance Performance Targets
2000
732
 
2001
897
 
2002
1,000
942
2003
 
951
2004
 
961

Mailings or individual requests for information
Year Actual Performance Performance Targets
2000
1,038
 
2001
1,326
 
2002
1,045
1,392
2003
 
1,406
2004
 
1,420

Consultations by telephone or e-mail
Year Actual Performance Performance Targets
2000
2,292
 
2001
3,161
 
2002
3,709
3,319
2003
 
3,352
2004
 
3,386


Progress: 1. Status-Web-site visits-Exceeded target- In FY 2001-2002 there were more than 3.9 million hits on the web and this is approximately 1 million more hits than in the previous reporting period. 2. Status-Published materials and products - Target not met - In FY 2001-2002 there were 114 reported materials and products published and this was a decrease of 119 from the previous year. 3. Status - Conference/seminar/and other training events - Target not met - In FY 2001-2002, there were 829 reported events which shows a decrease of 58 events from the previous year. 4. Status - On-site consultations - Exceeded Target - In FY 2001-2002 there were 1000 on-site consultations which were 103 consultations more than in the previous year. 5. Status - Mailings or individual requests for information - Target not met - In FY 2001-2002, 1,045 mailings or requests were reported which is 103 less than in the previous year. 6. Status - Consultations by telephone or e-mail - Exceeded target -FY 2001-2002, 3,709 consultations were reported which is 548 more than in the previous year.

Explanation: Due to the enactment of the No Child Left Behind Act in 2002, EAC activities were realigned to meet the nature of the new requests from States, schools and school districts. The EACs refocused many of their activities to meet the needs of the new law. These changes have resulted in the development of new performance measures for this program.  
Additional Source Information: Equity Assistance Center Project Performance Reports, 2001-2002.

Frequency: Monthly.
Collection Period: 2001 - 2002
Data Available: January 2004
Validated By: No Formal Verification.

 
Strategy 8.1.1 of 3: The EACs decreased in the number of conferences/seminar/and other training eventsand and did not meet their performance target.
Due to the enactment of the No Child Left Behind (NCLB) Act, EAC activities were interrupted during this period and new alignment was needed due to the nature of the requests. Program budgetary constraints affected the publishing of new materials and products.
Strategy 8.1.2 of 3: EAC on-site consultations increased during this time period and exceeded the performance target.
EAC projects re-directed their focus due to the enactment of the NCLB Act and conducted more activities on-site with clients.
Strategy 8.1.3 of 3: EAC mailings or individual requests for information decreased very slightly and therefore the EACs did not meet their performance target.
Budgetary constraints of the EAC program were the main reason for a decrease in this strategy.

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