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EDA: Gallaudet University - FY 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

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 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 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.
 
Measure 1.1.1 of 2: 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

Measure 1.1.2 of 2: 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

Source: 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.

Next Data Available: October 2006

Data Validated By: No Formal Verification.
 
Explanation: To improve the accuracy of student count information the University implemented a new calculation method for determining enrollment. Under the method of calculation a degree-seeking student or graduate student who is also enrolled in a Professional Studies Course is only counted once. This new method will be closely monitored to ascertain its validity. The university enrollment targets for 2005 were exceeded for professional studies, but not met for undergraduate or graduate. The Clerc Center targets were not met for MSSD, but exceeded for Kendall Elementary.
 
Indicator 1.2 of 3: Student retention rate: Increase the undergraduate retention rate and increase or maintain the graduate student retention rate.
 
Measure 1.2.1 of 1: 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
76 93
79 86

Source: Collegiate Office of the Register records, summarized in the FY 2004 annual report, submitted in 2005.

Frequency: Annually.

Next Data Available: October 2006
 
Explanation: The 2005 target for University undergraduates was not met; the graduate target was exceeded.
 
Indicator 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.
 
Measure 1.3.1 of 2: 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
42 86
46 83
2006
   
47  
2007
   
47  
2008
   
48  

Measure 1.3.2 of 2: 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
75
94

Source: 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.

Next Data Available: October 2006

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.
 
Explanation: The undergraduate graduation rates are calculated as the number of graduates in one year over the number of entering students six years previously. The undergraduate target was not met, yet the rate has been holding steady for the past 4 years. The graduate target was exceeded. In fiscal year 2004, 71 percent of the Model School seniors completed all graduation requirements by the end of their senior year. An additional 11 students deferred graduation until 2005 in order to complete graduation requirements and IEP goals. Therefore, the total graduation rate for the fiscal year 2004 senior class has been revised to 87 percent, which did not meet the target. For FY 2005, 36 students graduated and 11 elected to return as 2nd-year seniors (to graduate in June 2006). Therefore the 2005 figure is preliminary, depending the results for the 11 2nd-year seniors.
 
Objective 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 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.
 
Measure 2.1.1 of 1: 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
56
55

Source: Records of the Clerc Center Office of Training and Professional Development, summarized in the FY 2004 Annual Report.

Frequency: Annually.

Next Data Available: October 2006
 
Explanation: 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. The FY 2005 target was exceeded.
 
Objective 3 of 3: Curriculum and extracurricular activities prepare students to meet the skill requirements of the workplace or to continue their studies.
Indicator 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.
 
Measure 3.1.1 of 1: 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
69 36
81 41

Source: University study on the status of graduates' employment and advanced studies

Frequency: Annually.

Next Data Available: October 2006
 
Explanation: Gallaudet disaggregated this indicator to reflect the number of students who are employed (full or part time) and those in advanced education (master's or Ph.D. program) or training (vocational or technical program, or another type of program, e.g., law school or medical school) programs. The annual percentages may exceed 100 percent because some respondents were both employed and enrolled in advance education or training in the same year. Neither 2005 target was met.
 
Indicator 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.
 
Measure 3.2.1 of 1: 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
83
81

Source: Clerc Center Exemplary Programs and Research.

Frequency: Annually.

Next Data Available: October 2006
 
Explanation: The 2005 target was exceeded, and the performance held steady for a second year.
 

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