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IDEA: Special Education Research and Innovation - 2004

CFDA Number: 84.324 - Special Education_Research and Innovation to Improve Services and Results for Children with Disabilities


Program Goal: To produce and advance the use of knowledge to improve services provided under IDEA and results for children with disabilities.
Objective 8.1 of 3: Improve the quality of research and development projects
Indicator 8.1.1 of 2: HIGH QUALITY PROJECTS: By 2013, all research and development projects will be deemed to be of high quality
Targets and Performance Data Assessment of Progress Sources and Data Quality
RESEARCH -- Percentage of high quality projects
Year Actual Performance Performance Targets
2002
73
 
2003
 
75
2004
 
75
2005
 
82
2006
 
84
2007
 
86
2008
 
88
2009
 
90

MODELS -- Percentage of high quality projects
Year Actual Performance Performance Targets
2002
57
 
2003
 
70
2004
 
75
2005
 
72
2006
 
73
2007
 
74
2008
 
77
2009
 
80

OUTREACH -- Percentage of high quality projects
Year Actual Performance Performance Targets
2002
73
 
2003
 
55
2004
 
65
2005
 
57
2006
 
58
2007
 
61
2008
 
68
2009
 
68


 
Source: Non-NCES Survey/Research
Collecting Agency: OSERS/OSEP.
Survey/Research Report Title: Independent Annual Evaluation of IDEA Part D..

Frequency: Annually.
Collection Period: 2003 - 2004
Data Available: October 2004
Validated By: Federal Statistical Agencies.

 
Indicator 8.1.2 of 2: RANDOMIZED DESIGNS: By 2013, all projects that address causal questions will employ randomized experimental designs
Targets and Performance Data Assessment of Progress Sources and Data Quality
Percentage of employ randomized experimental designs
Year Actual Performance Performance Targets
2002
50
 
2003
 
65
2004
 
69
2005
 
73
2006
 
76
2007
 
79
2008
 
83
2009
 
86


 
Source: ED Evaluation
Evaluation: Other.

Additional Source Information: Department/IES review of funded research projects

Frequency: Annually.
Collection Period: 2004
Data Available: September 2004
Validated By: Federal Statistical Agencies.

Limitations: Awaiting IES review of OSEP research projects (10/04)

 

Objective 8.2 of 3: Increase the relevance of research and development projects to the needs of children with disabilities
Indicator 8.2.1 of 2: RELEVANCE JUDGED BY SCIENTISTS: By 2013, scientists will judge all research and development projects to be of high relevance to the needs of children with disabilities.
Targets and Performance Data Assessment of Progress Sources and Data Quality
ALL PROJECTS -- percent of all R&D projects judged by scientists to be of high relevance
Year Actual Performance Performance Targets
2005
 
999

LONG-TERM STRATEGIES -- Of projects that address the long-term program strategies, the percent judged by scientists to be of high relevance
Year Actual Performance Performance Targets
2005
 
999


Progress: This is a new indicator. Baseline data will be obtained in 2005. The target for 2013 is 100 percent of projects deemed to be of high relevance by scientists.

 
Source: ED Evaluation
Evaluation: Other.

Additional Source Information: Independent evaluation of funded projects

Collection Period: 2003 - 2004
Data Available: October 2004
Validated By: Federal Statistical Agencies.

 
Indicator 8.2.2 of 2: RELEVANCE JUDGED BY STAKEHOLDERS: By 2013, stakeholders will judge all research and development projects to be of high relevance to the needs of children with disabilities.
Targets and Performance Data Assessment of Progress Sources and Data Quality
ALL PROJECTS -- percent of all R&D projects judged by stakeholders to be of high relevance
Year Actual Performance Performance Targets
2005
 
999

LONG-TERM STRATEGIES -- Of projects that address the long-term program strategies the percent judged by stakeholders to be of high relevance.
Year Actual Performance Performance Targets
2005
 
999


Progress: Targets for this indicator will be set in 2004 after baseline data are obtained. The target for 2013 is 100 percent of projects deemed to be of high relevance by stakeholders.

 
Source: ED Evaluation
Evaluation: Other.

Additional Source Information: Independent evaluation of program

Frequency: Annually.
Collection Period: 2004 - 2005
Data Available: September 2005
Validated By: Federal Statistical Agencies.

 

Objective 8.3 of 3: Produce high quality products and communicate information for appropriate audiences.
Indicator 8.3.1 of 2: HIGH QUALITY PRODUCTS: By 2013, the percentage of projects that produce high quality products appropriate for the target audience will increase to 95 percent (all projects) and 85 percent (projects addressing long-term strategies).
Targets and Performance Data Assessment of Progress Sources and Data Quality
AL PROJECTS. Percent of all R&D projects that produce high quality products for a target audience.
Year Actual Performance Performance Targets
2004
 
999

PROJECTS ADDRESSING STRATEGIES. Of R&D projects addressing long-term strategies (listed under indicator 8.2.2), percent that produce high quality products appropriate for target audience
Year Actual Performance Performance Targets
2005
 
999


Explanation: By 2013, 95 percent of all projects, and 85 percent of projects addressing long-term strategies, will produce high quality products appropriate for target audience.  
Source: ED Evaluation
Evaluation: Other.

Additional Source Information: Independent annual evaluation of program

Frequency: Annually.
Collection Period: 2003 - 2004
Data Available: October 2004
Validated By: Federal Statistical Agencies.

 
Indicator 8.3.2 of 2: PUBLISHED FINDINGS: By 2013, the percentage of research projects that have findings published in peer-refereed journals will increase to 90 percent (all projects) and 85 percent (projects addressing long-term strategies).
Targets and Performance Data Assessment of Progress Sources and Data Quality
- No Targets And Performance Data -


 


Limitations: Data not collected for 2002, 2003, or 2004.

 

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