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HEA: State Grants for Incarcerated Youth Offenders - FY 2006

CFDA Number: 84.331A - Grants to States for Workplace and Community Transition Training for Incarcerated Youth Offenders

Program Goal: Contribute to the reduction of recidivism by providing incarcerated youth offenders with educational services

Objective 1 of 1: Improve the vocational and academic achievement of students served through State Grants for Incarcerated Youth Offenders.
Indicator 1.1 of 1: Improved vocational and academic achievement: Completion of a degree or certificate by students participating in the program.
Measure 1.1.1 of 1: The percentage of students in the facility participating in the program completing a postsecondary education certificate, associate of arts or bachelor's degree during the program year.
Year Actual Performance Performance Targets
2002 54.69 50
2003 44.12 50
2004 50 50
2005 23.50 50
2006   23.50
2007   25.50
2008   26.50
2009   27.50
2010   28.50

Source: Data is provided in periodic reports from grantees.

Frequency: Annually.

Next Data Available: October 2006

Data Validated By: On-Site Monitoring By ED.

Limitations: Data is based on continuous enrollment. Therefore, the current enrollment is being compared to the outcome of graduates, including individuals served in the prior year and those still enrolled at year end. This distorts the numbers when the program is either growing or contracting. Programs differ in objectives and degrees/certificates offered, so very different outcomes are being combined. Reporting is inconsistent from State to State. Some data being combined may not be reliable.
Explanation: This is a long-term measure. In FY 2005, for the 43 states submitting aggregate data, 20,080 inmates participated in the program. Of these, 4,633 complete a degree or certificate. The FY 2005 data is more accurate than prior data so targets for FY 2006 and FY 2008 have been revised.

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Last Modified: 01/20/2006