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HEA: Byrd Honors Scholarships - FY 2006


CFDA Number: 84.185 - Byrd Honors Scholarships

Program Goal: To promote student excellence and to recognize exceptionally able students who show promise of continued excellence

Objective 1 of 3: Byrd Honor Scholars will successfully complete postsecondary education programs at high rates.
Indicator 1.1 of 1: The graduation rate of Byrd scholars who successfully complete postsecondary education programs within 4 years will improve.
 
Measure 1.1.1 of 1: The percentage of Byrd scholars graduating within 4 years.
Year Actual Performance Performance Targets
2002
98
90
2003
98
26
2004
92
26
2005
 
92
2006
 
93
2007
 
93
2008
 
93
2009
 
94
2010
 
94
2011
 
94

Source: Grantee Performance Report, Robert C. Bryd Honors Scholarship Program Performance Report.

Frequency: Annually.

Next Data Available: August 2006

Limitations: Data are based on state reports of varying quality and accuracy.

Improvements: OPE refined its data collection form in 2004 and is further revising the form to improve the quality and comprehensiveness of data.
 
Explanation: Beginning in 2004, this calculation was based on all Byrd scholars. The previous calculation included those who received funds for four consecutive years, and was deemed to generate an artificially high rate. Therefore, the 92% four-year graduation rate in FY 2004 for all Byrd scholars does not necessarily represent a real decline in performance. The reduction in the rate is likely due to the new calculation.
 
Objective 2 of 3: Byrd Scholars will successfully persist from one school year to the next at high rates.
Indicator 2.1 of 1: The persistance rate of Byrd scholars who remain in school will improve.
 
Measure 2.1.1 of 1: The percentage of Byrd Scholars remaining in school after 3 years of study.
Year Actual Performance Performance Targets
2004
98
 
2005
 
98
2006
 
98
2007
 
98
2008
 
98
2009
 
98
2010
 
98
2011
 
98

Source: Grantee Performance Report, Robert C. Bryd Honors Scholarship Program Performance Report.

Frequency: Annually.

Next Data Available: August 2006

Limitations: Data are based on state reports of varying quality and accuracy.

Improvements: OPE refined its data collection form in 2004 and is further revising the form to improve the quality and comprehensiveness of data.
 
Explanation: FY 2004 data established the baseline. The calculation is the number of scholars in their first three years of study who are enrolled at the end of the academic year divided by the total number of scholars enrolled at the beginning of their first three years of study.
 
Objective 3 of 3: The Byrd Honors Scholarships Program will increase its efficiency.
Indicator 3.1 of 1: Efficiency measure: The cost per successful outcome.
 
Measure 3.1.1 of 1: The cost per Byrd recipient who successfully persists or graduates.
Year Actual Performance Performance Targets
2004
1,866
 

Source: Grantee Performance Report, Robert C. Bryd Honors Scholarship Program Performance Report.

Frequency: Annually.

Next Data Available: August 2006

Limitations: Data are based on state reports of varying quality and accuracy.

Improvements: OPE refined its data collection form in 2004 and is further revising the form to improve the quality and comprehensiveness of data.
 
Explanation: The efficiency measure for Byrd Honors Scholarships for FY 2004 was calculated by dividing the appropriation for FY 2003 by the number of students persisting and completing during the 2003-2004 school year. $40,734,493/21,830 = $1,886.
 


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