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HEA: Fund for the Improvement of Postsecondary Education - FY 2005


CFDA Number: 84.116 - Fund for the Improvement of Postsecondary Education

Program Goal: To improve postsecondary education by making grants to institutions in support of reform and innovation.

Objective 1 of 2: Promote reforms that improve the quality of teaching and learning and Postsecondary institutions.
Indicator 1.1 of 1: Replication of projects: The percentage of projects that are adapted in full or in part, or whose materials are used by other institutions.
 
Measure 1.1.1 of 1: Percentage of FIPSE grantees reporting full project dissemination to others
Year Actual Performance Performance Targets
1998
92
 
1999
100
 
2000
83
100
2001
96
85
2002
94.50
95
2003
88
95
2004
88
95
2005
 
95
2006
 
95
2007
 
95

Source: Final Report Scorecard

Frequency: Annually.

Next Data Available: December 2005

Data Validated By: No Formal Verification.
Similar results from annual reports and site visit scorecards.

Limitations: Data supplied by project directors through survey responses.

Improvements: Program staff have revised the data collection form to match indicators more closely, based on an external evaluation funded by PPSS.
 
Explanation: Target values for FY 2003 and 2004 were not met, in part due to difficulties in data collection. FIPSE has shifted to a new online data collection instrument that will allow for more accurate calculation of this measure. After undertaking an external evaluation of this measure through Policy and Program Studies Service (PPSS), FIPSE has revised the target for this measure for FY 2006 and 2007 to reflect results of the evaluation and the changes in data collection. FY 2005 data will be available in December 2005.
 
Objective 2 of 2: Institutionalization of FIPSE programs
Indicator 2.1 of 1: Projects sustained: The percentage of projects sustained beyond Federal funding.
 
Measure 2.1.1 of 1: Percentage of projects reporting institutionalization on their home campuses
Year Actual Performance Performance Targets
1998
93
 
1999
96
 
2000
94
100
2001
100
95
2002
96
95
2003
96
95
2004
90
95
2005
 
95
2006
 
95
2007
 
95

Source: Final Report Scorecard. Assessment of projects based on review of final report sent within 90 days after the completion of projects.

Frequency: Annually.

Next Data Available: December 2005

Data Validated By: No Formal Verification.
Similar results from annual reports and site visit scorecards.

Limitations: Data supplied by project directors through survey responses.

Improvements: Program staff have revised the data collection form to match indicators more closely, based on an external evaluation funded by PPSS.
 
Explanation: Target value for FY 2004 was not met, in part due to difficulties in data collection. FIPSE has shifted to a new online data collection instrument that will allow for more accurate calculation of this measure. After undertaking an external evaluation of this measure through PPSS, FIPSE has revised the target for this measure for FY 2006 and 2007 to reflect results of the evaluation and the changes in data collection. FY 2005 data will be available in December 2005.
 

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