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

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RA: Client Assistance State Grants - 2004

Program Goal: To provide assistance and information to help individuals with disabilities secure the benefits available under the Vocational Rehabilitation State grants program and other programs funded under the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, as amended
Objective 8.1 of 1: Accurately identify problem areas requiring systemic change and engage in systemic activity to improve services under the rehabilitation act.
Indicator 8.1.1 of 2: Effects of systemic change: By FY 2008, the percentage of CAPs that report changes in policies and practices as a result of their efforts will increase to a rate of 55%.
Targets and Performance Data Assessment of Progress Sources and Data Quality
Percent of CAPs reported that their systematic advocacy resulted in a change in policy or practice
Year Actual Performance Performance Targets
1998
50.90
 
1999
43
 
2000
44
44
2001
45
45
2002
54
46
2003
48
48
2004
 
49
2005
 
50
2006
 
52
2007
 
54
2008
 
55


Explanation: Performance percentage based on reporting of successful systemic change activity by 27 out of 56 CAPs. A baseline of 43% was established in FY 1999. Performance trends are based on actual data reported for FY 2000 through 2003. Performance in FY 2000 through 2001 remained consistent with established targets. Data for FY 2002 demonstrated a significant increase in the percentage of CAPs achieving changes in policies and practices. Performance in FY 2003 is in line with the target for that year, and is consistent with performance trends for the period prior to FY 2002.  
Additional Source Information: CAP FY 2003 performance report, RSA-227, narrative section.

Frequency: Annually.
Collection Period: 2003 - 2004
Data Available: April 2005
Validated By: No Formal Verification.

Limitations: Data will be limited because it is self-reported and in a narrative format. The data submitted are reviewed by program specialists, but data validity will be unattainable.

 
Indicator 8.1.2 of 2: Alternative dispute resolution (ADR): Through FY 2008, the percentage of cases resolved through the use of ADR will be maintained at a rate of 84%.
Targets and Performance Data Assessment of Progress Sources and Data Quality
The percentage of cases resolved though ADR will be maintained at a rate of 84%.
Year Actual Performance Performance Targets
2001
84
 
2002
85
 
2003
82
 
2004
 
84
2005
 
84
2006
 
84
2007
 
84
2008
 
84


Explanation: A baseline rate of 84% and performance targets have been established based on FY 2001 and 2002 data. Although the percentage achieved in FY 2003 represents a decrease of 2% from FY 2002, the change in the underlying numbers used to calculate this percentage is relatively small. In FY 2002, 5737 out of a total of 6707 cases were resolved through the use of ADR, while in FY 2003, 5507 out of a total of 6729 cases were resolved though these strategies, a decrease of only 220 cases.  
Additional Source Information: CAP performance report, RSA-227

Frequency: Annually.
Collection Period: 2003 - 2004
Data Available: April 2005
Validated By: No Formal Verification.
Appropriate reviews of annual data are conducted by ED program specialists. On-site compliance reviews are conducted and random sampling of on site files is cross-checked with reported data for verification.

Limitations: The collection instrument does not contain known data limitations.

 

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