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

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ESEA: Women’s Educational Equity - 2005

CFDA Number: 84.083 - Women's Educational Equity Act Program


Program Goal: To promote gender equity in education in the United States.
Objective 8.1 of 1: To ensure equal access to mathematics, science and computer science educational courses, programs and careers for women and girls.
Indicator 8.1.1 of 1: Increase in the number/percentage of female students pursuing advanced courses in mathematics, sciences, and computer science.
Targets and Performance Data Assessment of Progress Sources and Data Quality
(a) Percentage of female students enrolled in advanced mathematics and science courses (including computer science).
Year Actual Performance Performance Targets
2005
 
999
2006
 
999

(b) Number/percentage of students who indicate increased knowledge of and intent to pursue career options in mathematics and the sciences (including computer science).
Year Actual Performance Performance Targets
2005
 
999
2006
 
999


Explanation: These are new measures. FY 2004 data will establish the baseline. For (a), the FY 2005 target is 5% more than the baseline and the FY 2006 target is 3% more than the 2005 target. For (b), the target for FY 2005 is 10% more than the baseline and the target for FY 2006 is 7% more than the 2005 target. Prior performance indicators represented selected data elements collected by the WEEA Center in Boston, only. The new indicators reflect data from individual grantees' performance reports and are better aligned with the funding intent.  
Source: Performance Report
Grantee Performance Report: Women's Educational Equity Grantee Performance Report.

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

Limitations: Data are self-reported by grantees.

 

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