Title III Part A Programs - Strengthening Institutions
Past Program Performance
The U.S. Department of Education collects and analyzes program performance data annually. The data show how well the program performs toward meeting its national targets. Presenting the data on the Web enables a wide variety of audiences to review the performance. Past program performance data for Title III Part A may be reviewed at the links below.
Performance Assessment Report: This report provides a narrative description of program performance for cohorts of grants. This Grantee Performance Assessment is for fiscal years 2004-2005: PDF (268K) | MS Word (3.94M)
Grantee Performance Analysis: This document presents data reported by individual grantees on program outcomes and cost effectiveness - 2004-05 Strengthening Institutions Program Performance Analysis.
Annual Performance Report
Grantees are required to submit an Annual Performance Report (APR) annually; the collection number is OMB 1840-0766. The APR is available to grantees October 1 of each calendar year, and closes 90 days thereafter. To review the reporting requirement for Title III and Title V Programs request access to an interactive training site under the training tab located on the Information Management Performance System Portal at https://apr.ed.gov. Once here you may select the requirements for each Title III and Title V program based on the institutional type (two-year or four-year). This site is also available to grantees for training purposes and includes an APR user's manual.
To gain access to the APR at https://apr.ed.gov, project directors need the institution's Unit ID, PR Award ID, and a unique password provided by the Institutional Service. Passwords are e-mailed to all grantee project directors designated on the grant award notification document 30 days before the collection period begins. Project directors of Title III and Title V grants are responsible for completing and managing the content of their respective annual report. During the data collection, assistance is available via a Help Desk to answer questions related to system operations, error messages, technical problems, report content, and program policy.
Note: If you are a project director and have responsibility for completing the annual report for your institution, please be sure you are designated on the official grant award notification and your e-mail and telephone number are listed correctly in the GAPS database.
A copy of the Web-based annual program performance report is provided below in two formats: PDF and MS Word. These provide a text version of the data elements included in the report. Please note there are separate APR forms for each program and two-year and four-year institutions.
- Two-year institutions PDF (183K) | MS Word (712K)
- Four-year institutions PDF (188K) | MS Word (789K)
Final Performance Report
The online system will generate a final report from grantees’ individual annual reports for each grant ending September 30 of the collection period. The online system generates the final performance so that reported data is consistent throughout the life cycle of grants and eliminates each grantee’s burden of having to compile a final report.
OPE received the abstract linked below in response to a request for Title III-funded institutions serving Asian-American and Pacific Islander students to share successful strategies in fostering low-income postsecondary student recruitment, retention, and graduation.
The Department also encourages grantees to report successful strategies for fostering low-income postsecondary student recruitment, retention, and graduation, including strategies for reaching students while still in high school and Asian American and Pacific Islander students, on their own Web pages.