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APEB: American Printing House for the Blind - FY 2005

Program Goal: Pre-college-level blind students will receive appropriate educational materials that result in improved educational outcomes

Objective 1 of 1: Appropriate, Timely, High-Quality Educational Materials Are Provided To Pre-College-Level Blind Students To Allow Them To Benefit More Fully From Their Educational Programs.
Indicator 1.1 of 3: Customer satisfaction: The American Printing House's customers/consumers will agree that the educational materials provided through the act are appropriate, timely, and high quality and allow blind students to benefit more fully from their educational programs.
 
Measure 1.1.1 of 4: Trustees-Percentage that agree
Year Actual Performance Performance Targets
1998
95
 
1999
96
95
2000
96.50
96
2001
97
96
2002
99
96
2003
98.75
96
2004
99.50
96
2005
100
98

Measure 1.1.2 of 4: Advisory Committees-Percentage that agree
Year Actual Performance Performance Targets
1999
100
100
2000
100
100
2001
100
100
2002
100
100
2003
100
100
2004
100
100
2005
100
100

Measure 1.1.3 of 4: Consumers-Percentage that agree
Year Actual Performance Performance Targets
1999
90
 
2000
100
95
2001
97
95
2002
96
95
2003
100
95
2004
99
95
2005
96
95

Measure 1.1.4 of 4: Teachers - Percentage that agree
Year Actual Performance Performance Targets
2002
96
 
2003
97
96
2004
98
96
2005
99
96

Source: Survey of Ex Officio Trustees; Input from Research and Publications Advisory Committees; consumer surveys, and teacher surveys.

Frequency: Annually.

Next Data Available: October 2006
 
Explanation: The survey instrument used by APH was constructed with the input of an external research firm and was designed to measure the levels of customer/consumer satisfaction with each of the factors. The survey was distributed to 144 ex officio trustees as well as to various professional groups whose members work in the field of blindness. Additionally, the survey was available on the APH Web site. The Web-based format also provided accessibility to visually impaired individuals who require alternate media. All 2005 targets were exceeded.
 
Indicator 1.2 of 3: Student performance and participation: The percentage of American Printing House ex officio trustees who report that the performance of students and their participation in their educational programs improves as a result of the availability of educational materials provided through the act will be maintained.
 
Measure 1.2.1 of 2: Trustees-Percentage that agree
Year Actual Performance Performance Targets
1998
98
 
1999
98
98
2000
97
99
2001
97
99
2002
100
99
2003
99.50
99
2004
100
99
2005
99.50
99

Measure 1.2.2 of 2: Teachers--Percentage that agree
Year Actual Performance Performance Targets
2002
93
 
2003
95
95
2004
98.50
95
2005
98.50
95

Source: Survey of Ex Officio Trustees and Survey of Teachers

Frequency: Annually.

Next Data Available: October 2006
 
Explanation: The ratings have been consistently high. Both 2005 targets were exceeded.
 
Indicator 1.3 of 3: Student Achievement: The percentages of students who attain identified concepts or skills during the field testing of products in four areas--low vision, early childhood, multiple disabilities, and tactile graphics.
 
Measure 1.3.1 of 1: Percentage of students
Year Actual Performance Performance Targets
 
Low Vision Early Childhood Multiple Disabilities Tactile Graphics
Low Vision Early Childhood Multiple Disabilities Tactile Graphics
2005
       
999 999 999 999

Frequency: Annually.

Next Data Available: October 2005
 
Explanation: The FY 2005 target is to establish a baseline.
 

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