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EDA: Gallaudet University - 2005

CFDA Numbers: 84.910A - Gallaudet University Programs and Elementary and Secondary Education Programs
84.910B - Gallaudet University Endowment Grant
84.910D - Gallaudet University Construction Program


Goal 7: Special Education and Rehab. Services Internal Goal.
Objective 7.1 of 1: The Kendall Demonstration Elementary School and the Model Secondary School will optimize the number of students completing programs of study.
Indicator 7.1.1 of 1: Student retention rate: Maintain a minimum retention rate at the Kendall Demonstration Elementary School and the Model Secondary School.
Targets and Performance Data Assessment of Progress Sources and Data Quality
Clerc Center School's (Kendall Elementary and Model Secondary Schools) Retention Rates - %
Year Actual Performance Performance Targets
 
Kendall Elem. School MSSD
Kendall Elem. School MSSD
1999
92 91
80 84
2000
85 81
81 85
2001
91 82
82 86
2002
84 88
83 87
2003
82 91
84 88
2004
82 72
85 89
2005
   
85 89
Status: Pending

Progress: The Kendall Elementary School retention rate fell short of its target, and the Model Secondary School exceeded its target.

Explanation: Gallaudet is committed to increased focus on retention of students at all levels.  
Additional Source Information: Clerc Center Schools, Kendall Elementary and Model Secondary, Office of Exemplary Programs and Research records, summarized in the FY 2004 annual report, submitted in 2005.

Frequency: Annually.
Collection Period: 2004 - 2005
Data Available: October 2005
Validated By: No Formal Verification.
Data supplied by Gallaudet University's Clerc Center.

Limitations: Gallaudet plans to refine the retention rate indicator for the Clerc Center students and how progress toward its target is calculated so that it more validly reflects the provision of a free appropriate public education (FAPE) to Clerc Center students. The concepts of retention and persistence at the postsecondary level do not translate appropriately to elementary and secondary special education. Gallaudet will meet with the Department this year to discuss possible revisions to this indicator.

 


Program Goal: To challenge students who are deaf, graduate students who are deaf, and graduate students who are hearing, to achieve their academic goals and obtain productive employment, provide leadership in setting the national standard for best practices in education of the deaf and hard of hearing, and establish a sustainable resource base.
Objective 8.1 of 3: The University Programs and the Model Secondary School for the Deaf and the Kendall Demonstration Elementary School will optimize the number of students completing programs of study.
Indicator 8.1.1 of 3: Enrollment at Gallaudet University: Maintain minimum enrollment numbers in Gallaudet's undergraduate, graduate, and professional studies programs, as well as the Model Secondary School for the Deaf and the Kendall Demonstration Elementary School as established by Gallaudet University.
Targets and Performance Data Assessment of Progress Sources and Data Quality
University Enrollment
Year Actual Performance Performance Targets
 
Undergraduate Graduate Professional Studies
Undergraduate Graduate Professional Studies
1998
1,339 714 92
     
1999
1,300 628 70
1,250 700 70
2000
1,318 541 86
1,250 700 70
2001
1,321 625 93
1,250 700 70
2002
1,243 517 92
1,250 700 70
2003
1,243 617 154
1,250 700 70
2004
1,236 506 70
1,250 700 70
2005
1,207 451 176
1,250 650 70

Clerc Center Enrollment
Year Actual Performance Performance Targets
 
Model Sec. School Kendall Elem. School
Model Sec. School Kendall Elem. School
1998
224 137
   
1999
209 117
225 140
2000
219 135
225 140
2001
205 148
225 140
2002
188 148
225 140
2003
190 152
225 140
2004
186 145
225 140
2005
182 142
225 140


Explanation: The University realized that the prior system of calculating enrollment in these areas presented a danger of double counting the same student. Under the new counting method, if a degree-seeking student or a graduate special student is also enrolled in a professional studies course, that student will be counted only once. The new counting method has an impact on both the graduate and professional studies enrollment numbers. The university will continue to implement the new method so that future reports will be comparable. It should also be noted that there was an increase of 20 degree-seeking graduate students this year to 425 students.  
Additional Source Information: Collegiate Office of Enrollment Services, and Clerc Center student database, FY 2005 enrollment as of October 2004, summarized in Gallaudet's FY 2004 annual report, submitted in 2005.

Frequency: Annually.
Collection Period: 2005 - 2006
Data Available: October 2006
Validated By: No Formal Verification.
Data supplied by Gallaudet University and the Clerc Center. No formal verification procedure applied.

Improvements: Gallaudet has implemented a new method for calculating its Graduate and Professional Studies enrollment numbers in order to present a more accurate enrollment picture.

 
Indicator 8.1.2 of 3: Student retention rate: Increase the undergraduate retention rate and increase or maintain the graduate student retention rate.
Targets and Performance Data Assessment of Progress Sources and Data Quality
University Student Retention Rates - %
Year Actual Performance Performance Targets
 
Undergraduate Graduate
Undergraduate Graduate
1998
72  
   
1999
73  
75  
2000
72 78
76 80
2001
71 82
76 82
2002
73 98
76  
2003
71 86
79  
2004
73 89
79 86
2005
   
79 86


Explanation: Gallaudet is committed to increased focus on retention of students at all levels and particular attention to the success of first year students.  
Additional Source Information: Collegiate Office of the Register records, summarized in the FY 2004 annual report, submitted in 2005.

Frequency: Annually.
Collection Period: 2004 - 2005
Data Available: October 2005
Validated By: No Formal Verification.
Data supplied by Gallaudet University.

 
Indicator 8.1.3 of 3: Student graduation rates: By 2008, the undergraduate graduation rate will reach 48 percent; the graduate student and Model Secondary School student graduation rates will be increased or maintained.
Targets and Performance Data Assessment of Progress Sources and Data Quality
University Students' Graduation Rates - %
Year Actual Performance Performance Targets
 
Undergraduate Graduate
Undergraduate Graduate
1998
41  
   
1999
42  
41  
2000
41 82
42 80
2001
41 82
43 80
2002
42 82
44  
2003
42 82
45  
2004
42 84
45 82
2005
   
46 83
2006
   
47  
2007
   
47  
2008
   
48  

Clerc Center - Model Secondary School graduation rate - %
Year Actual Performance Performance Targets
1998
93
 
1999
88
94
2000
98
94
2001
90
94
2002
80
94
2003
71
94
2004
71
94
2005
 
94


Explanation: The undergraduate graduation rates are calculated as the number of graduates in one year over the number of entering students six years previously. Consistent with other universities, Gallaudet students are taking longer to complete baccalaureate studies. Gallaudet continues to institute new strategies to improve its undergraduate graduation rate. In fiscal year 2004, 71 percent of the Model School seniors completed all graduation requirements by the end of their senior year. However, as of this report, an additional 19 percent have deferred graduation until 2005 in order to complete graduation requirements and IEP goals. Therefore, the total projected graduation rate for the fiscal year 2004 senior class is expected to be 90 percent.  
Additional Source Information: Collegiate Office of the Registrar and the Clerc Center Office of Exemplary Programs and Research records, summarized in FY 2004 annual report, submitted in 2005.

Frequency: Annually.
Collection Period: 2004 - 2005
Data Available: October 2005
Validated By: No Formal Verification.
Data supplied by Gallaudet University and the Clerc Center.

Limitations: The Clerc Center (MSSD) graduation rates reported here give an incomplete picture of the graduation status of seniors from fiscal year 2001 onward. There is a need to reconceptualize how performance is assessed to make this indicator a more valid reflection of actual graduation rates. Graduation from MSSD is more than completion of required course work. Graduation signals that students have successfully met their IEP goals, so that graduation becomes an IEP decision. Students may graduate at the end of their senior year, or they may make the decision, as part of the Individualized Education Program (IEP) process, to change their graduation so they may continue to pursue their IEP goals, or they may elect to take the fifth year option. Clerc Center personnel are currently in the process of redefining graduation outcomes and indicators at MSSD to reflect progress through school and changes in graduation requirements and program options. The Clerc Center will work with the Department in an effort to propose a revised indicator(s) and performance measure(s) to better show MSSD graduation rates.

 

Objective 8.2 of 3: Gallaudet works in partnership with others to develop and disseminate educational programs and materials for deaf and hard-of-hearing students.
Indicator 8.2.1 of 1: Use of the Demonstration Schools' expertise: Other programs and/or institutions adopting innovative curricula and other products, or modifying their strategies as a result of Model and Kendall's leadership, will be maintained or increased.
Targets and Performance Data Assessment of Progress Sources and Data Quality
Numbers of programs adopting Model/Kendall innovative strategies/curricula
Year Actual Performance Performance Targets
1998
41
 
1999
52
41
2000
62
41
2001
39
41
2002
56
41
2003
54
41
2004
91
50
2005
 
55


Explanation: The cumulative number of programs using MSSD/KDES expertise since 1998 is 395. The number of new programs adopting innovations from year to year will vary and depends in part on the number and type of strategies and curricula being disseminated by the Clerc Center and the financial and personnel resources available within other programs for training and implementation activities.  
Additional Source Information: Records of the Clerc Center Office of Training and Professional Development, summarized in the FY 2004 Annual Report, submitted in January 2005.

Frequency: Annually.
Collection Period: 2004 - 2005
Data Available: October 2005
Validated By: No Formal Verification.
Data supplied by Gallaudet University and the Clerc Center.

 

Objective 8.3 of 3: Curriculum and extra-curricular activities prepare students to meet the skill requirements of the workplace or to continue their studies.
Indicator 8.3.1 of 2: Employment and advanced studies opportunities at the University: Gallaudet's bachelor's graduates will either find employment commensurate with their training and education or attend advanced education or training programs during their first year after graduation.
Targets and Performance Data Assessment of Progress Sources and Data Quality
The percentage of graduates that are employed or in advanced education or training during first year after graduation
Year Actual Performance Performance Targets
 
Students Employed Students in Advanced Education or Training
Students Employed Students in Advanced Education or Training
2001
90 38
77 38
2002
89 49
   
2003
79 40
   
2004
73 38
80 40
2005
   
81 41


Explanation: Gallaudet has disaggregated this indicator to provide the percentages in each category of students, those actually employed and those students who were in advanced education or training programs. In the past, these two categories were combined. The percents total more than 100 percent because some respondents were employed and undertook a program of advanced education or training in the same year. Advanced education and training includes students enrolled in a master's or Ph.D. program, a vocational or technical program, or another type of program, e.g., law school or medical school.  
Additional Source Information: University study on the status of graduates' employment and advanced studies, February 2003.

Frequency: Annually.
Collection Period: 2004 - 2005
Data Available: October 2005
Validated By: No Formal Verification.
Data supplied by Gallaudet University.

 
Indicator 8.3.2 of 2: Employment and advanced studies opportunities at the Model Secondary School: A high percentage of the Model Secondary School graduates will either find jobs commensurate with their training or will attend postsecondary programs.
Targets and Performance Data Assessment of Progress Sources and Data Quality
The percentage of Model Secondary School graduates that are in jobs or postsecondary programs during first year after graduation
Year Actual Performance Performance Targets
2000
74
 
2001
72
80
2002
90
80
2003
82
80
2004
83
80
2005
 
81


 
Additional Source Information: Clerc Center Exemplary Programs and Research.

Frequency: Annually.
Collection Period: 2004 - 2005
Data Available: October 2005
Validated By: No Formal Verification.
Data supplied by Gallaudet University.

 

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