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

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HEA: Fund for the Improvement of Postsecondary Education - 2004

CFDA Number: 84.116 - Fund for the Improvement of Postsecondary Education


Program Goal: To improve postsecondary education by making grants to institutions in support of reform and innovation.
Objective 8.1 of 2: Promote reforms that improve the quality of teaching and learning and Postsecondary institutions.
Indicator 8.1.1 of 1: Replication of projects: The percentage of projects that are adapted in full or in part, or whose materials are used by other institutions.
Targets and Performance Data Assessment of Progress Sources and Data Quality
Percentage of FIPSE grantees reporting full project dissemination to others
Year Actual Performance Performance Targets
1998
92
 
1999
100
 
2000
83
100
2001
96
85
2002
94.50
95
2003
88
95
2004
 
95
2005
 
96
2006
 
96
2007
 
97


Explanation: FIPSE considers itself successful on this measure if 90% or more projects result in project models being adapted on other campuses.  
Additional Source Information: Final Report Scorecard

Frequency: Annually.
Collection Period: 2003 - 2004
Data Available: December 2004
Validated By: No Formal Verification.
Similar results from site visit scorecard.

Limitations: Data supplied by project directors in response to survey instruments. OPE has revised the form to match indicators more closely. Planning an external evaluation of the Comprehensive Program through SAS around these indicators.

 

Objective 8.2 of 2: Institutionalization of FIPSE programs
Indicator 8.2.1 of 1: Projects sustained: The number of projects sustained at least 2 years beyond Federal funding.
Targets and Performance Data Assessment of Progress Sources and Data Quality
Percentage of Projects reporting institutionalization on their home campuses
Year Actual Performance Performance Targets
1998
93
 
1999
96
 
2000
94
100
2001
100
95
2002
96
95
2003
96
95
2004
 
95
2005
 
96
2006
 
96
2007
 
97


Explanation: FIPSE's emphasis on institutional contributions to projects and development of long-term continuation plans are designed to embed projects within campus structures. Expect the rate of institutionalization to be in the 90-100% range, but not 100% each year.  
Additional Source Information: Final Report Scorecard. Assessment of projects based on review of final reports sent in at the completion of projects.

Frequency: Annually.
Collection Period: 2003 - 2004
Data Available: December 2004
Validated By: No Formal Verification.
Similar Data from Site Visit Score Card. Assessment of project drawn from on-site visitation and evaluation of projects).

Limitations: Data supplied as a result of the assessment of project final reports submitted by project directors.

Improvements: Planning modification of assessment to work with planned on-line assessment for 2003. External evaluation of the Comprehensive Program is currently underway.

 

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