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HEA: High School Equivalency Program - FY 2005


CFDA Number: 84.141A - High School Equivalency Program

Program Goal: To assist migrant and seasonal farmworker students in obtaining the equivalent of a high school diploma, and, subsequently, to begin postsecondary education, enter military service, or obtain employment.

Objective 1 of 1: An increasing percentage of HEP participants will complete the program and receive their GED.
Indicator 1.1 of 1: GED completion: The number and percentage of HEP participants who complete the program and receive the GED will continue to remain high, if not increase.
 
Measure 1.1.1 of 1: Percentage of HEP participants receiving a GED
Year Actual Performance Performance Targets
1996
70
 
1997
70
 
1998
66
 
1999
72
 
2000
73
 
2001
58
 
2002
53
 
2003
63
60
2004
 
60
2005
 
65

Source: HEP grantee performance reports.

Frequency: Annually.

Next Data Available: April 2006

Data Validated By: No Formal Verification.

Limitations: OME is working with grantees to provide detailed information in its annual performance reports.
 
Explanation: The percentage of HEP students who receive the GED decreased for several reasons. First, the GED requirements changed. Secondly, grantees had difficulties getting students tested at GED testing centers. Finally, many of the centers were not prepared to test in Spanish. In addition, new projects experienced difficulties because of late grant notification dates. The performance targets are developed by dividing the number of HEP students who received the GED by the number of students funded to be enrolled in GED instruction.
 

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