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EDA: National Technical Institute for the Deaf - 2004

CFDA Numbers: 84.908A - National Technical Institute for the Deaf Operations
84.908B - National Technical Institute for the Deaf Endowment Program
84.908C - National Technical Institute for the Deaf Construction Program


Program Goal: To provide deaf and hearing students in undergraduate programs and professional studies with state-of-the-art technical and professional education programs, undertake a program of applied research; share NTID expertise and expand outside sources of revenue
Objective 8.1 of 3: Provide deaf and hearing students in undergraduate and professional studies with outstanding state-of-the-art technical and professional education programs, complemented by a strong arts and sciences curriculum and supplemented with appropriate student support services.
Indicator 8.1.1 of 1: Enrollment: Maintain a minimum student body of undergraduates, graduates, and educational interpreters as established by NTID.
Targets and Performance Data Assessment of Progress Sources and Data Quality
Number of students
Year Actual Performance Performance Targets
 
Undergraduate Educational Interpreter Grad/Masters in Special Ed.
Undergraduate Educational Interpreter Grad/Masters in Special Ed.
1995
1,035 59 10
     
1996
1,038 59 27
     
1997
1,069 72 32
     
1998
1,085 84 36
     
1999
1,135 93 50
1,080 100 50
2000
1,084 77 59
1,080 100 50
2001
1,089 75 55
1,080 100 50
2002
1,125 53 60
1,080 100 75
2003
1,093 65 73
1,080 100 75
2004
1,064 92 114
1,080 100 75
2005
     
1,080 100 90


Progress: NTID did not achieve its enrollment targets in the Undergraduate program or in the Educational Interpreter program. However, it well exceeded its target in the Graduate/Masters in Special Education program.

Explanation: NTID's goal is to maintain a student body of 1,080 undergraduates, 100 Education Interpreters, and 75 Graduate/Master's in Special Education in fiscal year 2004. This goal focuses on the total enrollment as year-to-year shifts in specific programs may result in the individual targets either being exceeded or not met. There are also human and physical resource limitations to the number of students NTID can serve. The Undergraduate Program and Educational Interpreter program enrollments are below target primarily due to more rigorous entrance requirements. More aggressive recruitment efforts have paid off in the Educational Interpreter Program and NTID expects the same results next year with Undergraduate programs.  
Additional Source Information: National Technical Institute for the Deaf Registrar Office records, FY 2004 as of October 2003.

Frequency: Annually.
Collection Period: 2004 - 2005
Data Available: October 2004
Data supplied by the National Technical Institute for the Deaf. No formal verification applied.

 

Objective 8.2 of 3: Maximize the number of students successfully completing a program of study
Indicator 8.2.1 of 2: Graduation rate: Graduation rate: By 2008, the overall student graduation rate will be 60 percent.
Targets and Performance Data Assessment of Progress Sources and Data Quality
Student graduation rates - %
Year Actual Performance Performance Targets
 
Overall Sub-Baccalaureate Baccalaureate
Overall Sub-Baccalaureate Baccalaureate
1997
50 50 51
     
1998
51 50 57
     
1999
53 50 61
     
2000
53 50 63
53 51 61
2001
54 50 64
53 51 61
2002
57 54 66
53 52 61
2003
56 52 68
53 52 61
2004
     
57 52 69
2005
     
57 52 69
2006
     
58 53 70
2007
     
59 53 71
2008
     
60 54 72


Progress: In fiscal year 2003, the graduation rates for all three categories equaled or exceeded their targets.

Explanation: In fiscal year 2003, the graduation rate for students in the sub-baccalaureate programs decreased to 52 percent while the rate for students in the baccalaureate programs increased to 68 percent resulting in an overall graduation rate of 56 percent for all deaf students. The Institute's goal is to maintain or increase the rate for students in sub-baccalaureate programs at or above 52 percent in FY 2004 and increase the rate for students in baccalaureate programs.  
Additional Source Information: National Technical Institute for the Deaf Registrar Office Records.

Frequency: Annually.
Collection Period: 2003 - 2004
Data Available: October 2004
Validated By: No Formal Verification.
Data supplied by the National Technical Institute for the Deaf. No formal verification procedure applied.

 
Indicator 8.2.2 of 2: Student retention rate: The first-year student overall retention rate for students in sub-baccalaureate and baccalaureate programs will meet or exceed established targets.
Targets and Performance Data Assessment of Progress Sources and Data Quality
Student retention rates-%
Year Actual Performance Performance Targets
 
Overall Sub-Baccalaureate Baccalaureate
Overall Sub-Baccalaureate Baccalaureate
1997
76 85 84
     
1998
74 73 81
     
1999
74 69 84
     
2000
74 69 85
74 73 84
2001
74 68 86
74 74 84
2002
77 72 87
74 74 84
2003
76 70 86
74 74 84
2004
     
74 74 84
2005
     
75 74 86


Progress: In fiscal year 2003, the overall performance of 76 percent exceeded its target by 2 percentage points.

Explanation: The sub-baccalaureate rate of 70 percent was 4 percentage points below the goal, but 2 percentage points above the average of the last three years. This pattern of improvement makes NTID confident that current and new retention strategies will help achieve the target of 74 percent in 2004. Baccalaureate retention rate decreased to 86 percent, but once again surpassed the target of 84 percent, and is only slightly below the rate for hearing freshmen entering the Rochester Institute of Technology (88 percent).  
Additional Source Information: NTID Registrar office records

Frequency: Annually.
Collection Period: 2003 - 2004
Data Available: October 2004
Validated By: No Formal Verification.
Data supplied by NTID. No formal verification procedure applied.

 

Objective 8.3 of 3: Prepare graduates to find satisfying jobs in fields commensurate with the level of their academic training.
Indicator 8.3.1 of 1: Placement rate: Maintain a high percentage of graduates placed in the workforce.
Targets and Performance Data Assessment of Progress Sources and Data Quality
Placement rate-%
Year Actual Performance Performance Targets
1995
94
 
1996
96
 
1997
97
 
1998
95
 
1999
94
95
2000
90
95
2001
92
95
2002
89
95
2003
 
95
2004
 
95
2005
 
95


Progress: Data for 2003 is incomplete at this time, but NTID is confident of achieving or coming very close to the goal of 95 percent.

Explanation: Placement rate data is reported the year after graduation. Therefore, performance data reported now is data for 2002. The actual rate for 2002 was below the target for 2002. The Institute believes that a 95 percent placement rate represents an appropriate ongoing target but economic conditions have deteriorated to a point where it is affecting students' ability to find permanent placement. Despite the economy, NTID's placement rate remained close to the 90 percent range. The placement rates are calculated as the percentage of graduates who are employed among those who want to be employed. Those individuals, who continue their education or who are not seeking employment, for whatever reasons, in the respective years, are not included. The Bureau of Labor Statistics uses this same methodology.  
Additional Source Information: National Technical Institute for the Deaf Placement Records for FY 2002

Frequency: Annually.
Collection Period: 2002 - 2003
Data Available: October 2004
Data supplied by the National Technical Institute for the Deaf. No formal verification procedure applied.

 

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