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APEB: American Printing House for the Blind - FY 2006

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

Objective 1 of 2: 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: The percentage of trustees who agree that the American Printing House's educational materials are appropriate, timely, and high quality and allow blind students to benefit more fully from their educational programs.
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
2006
 
98

Measure 1.1.2 of 4: The percentage of advisory committee members who agree that the American Printing House's educational materials are appropriate, timely, and high quality and allow blind students to benefit more fully from their educational programs.
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
2006
 
100

Measure 1.1.3 of 4: The percentage of consumers who agree that the American Printing House's educational materials are appropriate, timely, and high quality and allow blind students to benefit more fully from their educational programs.
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
2006
 
96

Measure 1.1.4 of 4: The percentage of teachers who agree that the American Printing House's educational materials are appropriate, timely, and high quality and allow blind students to benefit more fully from their educational programs.
Year Actual Performance Performance Targets
2002
96
 
2003
97
96
2004
98
96
2005
99
96
2006
 
97

Source: Surveys of Ex Officio Trustees; APH Advisory Committees; other consumers; and teachers of students who are visually impaired.

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 is distributed to 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. This makes it easily available for response by individuals who are not on a specific mailing list, but who are encouraged to respond through invitations on list servs and in various newsletters and announcements. The Web-based format also provides accessibility to visually impaired individuals who require alternate media.
 
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: The percentage of trustees who agree that the performance of students and their participation in educational programs improves as a result of the availability of educational materials provided by the American Printing House.
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
2006
 
99

Measure 1.2.2 of 2: The percentage of teachers who agree that the performance of students and their participation in educational programs improves as a result of the availability of educational materials provided by the American Printing House.
Year Actual Performance Performance Targets
1999
 
100
2002
93
 
2003
95
95
2004
98.50
95
2005
98.50
95
2006
 
96

Source: Survey of Ex Officio Trustees and Survey of Teachers.

Frequency: Annually.

Next Data Available: October 2006
 
 
Indicator 1.3 of 3: Student achievement: The percentage 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: The percentage of students who attain concepts or skills.
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
2006
       
999 999 999 999

Source: American Printing House for the Blind records on testing of new products.

Frequency: Annually.

Next Data Available: October 2006
 
Explanation: The FY 2005 target is to establish a baseline. The FY 2006 target is to maintain the baseline.
 
Objective 2 of 2: Improve the quality of APH research and product usefulness.
Indicator 2.1 of 3: High Quality Research: Conduct high quality research.
 
Measure 2.1.1 of 1: The percentage of APH research judged to be of high quality.
Year Actual Performance Performance Targets
2006
 
999

Source: Expert panel review.

Frequency: Annually.

Next Data Available: November 2006
 
Explanation: The FY 2006 target is to establish a baseline.
 
Indicator 2.2 of 3: Relevance and Utility: Increase the relevance and usefulness of new APH products.
 
Measure 2.2.1 of 1: The percentage of new APH products judged to be of high relevance and high utility for the target audience.
Year Actual Performance Performance Targets
2006
 
999

Source: Expert panel review

Frequency: Annually.

Next Data Available: November 2006
 
Explanation: The FY 2006 target is to establish a baseline.
 
Indicator 2.3 of 3: New products: Maintain an appropriate balance between production of new APH and ongoing products.
 
Measure 2.3.1 of 1: The percentage of total APH product sales that are new APH product sales.
Year Actual Performance Performance Targets
2001
10.70
 
2002
11.80
 
2003
6.50
 
2004
18.30
 
2005
15.40
 
2006
 
15

Source: APH Annual Report

Frequency: Annually.

Next Data Available: November 2006
 
Explanation: This is a new measure for 2006. The calculation is the number of new APH product sales divided by the total APH product sales.
 


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