U.S. Department of Education: Promoting Educational Excellence for all Americans

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ESRA: Statistics - FY 2006


CFDA Number: 84.830 - Statistics

Program Goal: To collect, analyze, and disseminate information on the condition of education in the United States and to provide comparative international statistics.

Objective 1 of 1: Provide timely, useful, and comprehensive data that are relevant to policy and educational improvement.
Indicator 1.1 of 1: Customer satisfaction: The National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) data are timely, relevant, and comprehensive.
 
Measure 1.1.1 of 3: The percentage of customer respondents satisfied or very satisfied with NCES publications.
Year Actual Performance Performance Targets
 
Comprehensiveness Timeliness Utility
Comprehensiveness Timeliness Utility
1997
88 72 86
     
1999
91 77 89
85 85 85
2001
90 74 90
90 90 90
2004
90 78 90
90 90 90
2006
     
90 90 90
2008
     
90 90 90

Measure 1.1.2 of 3: The percentage of customer respondents satisfied or very satisfied with NCES data files.
Year Actual Performance Performance Targets
 
Comprehensiveness Timeliness
Comprehensiveness Timeliness
1997
82 52
   
1999
87 67
85 85
2001
88 66
90 90
2004
88 78
90 90
2006
   
90 90
2008
   
90 90

Measure 1.1.3 of 3: The percentage of customer respondents satisfied or very satisfied with NCES services.
Year Actual Performance Performance Targets
 
Comprehensiveness Timeliness
Comprehensiveness Timeliness
1997
  89
   
1999
93 93
85 85
2001
83 88
90 90
2004
92 84
90 90
2006
   
90 90
2008
   
90 90

Source: NCES Customer Satisfaction Survey.

Frequency: Biennially.

Next Data Available: June 2006

Data Validated By: NCES.
Data will be validated by using NCES review procedures and by applying NCES statistical standards.

Improvements: The NCES Monitoring System will yield annual updates on the use and applications of NCES data. NCES views Web release of its reports as a source of increased efficiency and is committed to releasing at least 90 percent of its reports on the Web.
 
Explanation: NCES expects that each year, all user manuals for NCES public-use data files will be available on the Web, at least 50 percent of its public-use data files will be available on the Web, and 75 percent of nonassessment surveys will be administered either through the use of computerized interviews or directly over the Web. The efficiency steps will facilitate easier, quicker, and wider access to NCES products.
 


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