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Annual Performance Report Letter to McNair Project Directors

December 2016

Dear McNair Project Director:

It is time to prepare the Annual Performance Report (APR) for the Ronald E. McNair Postbaccalaureate (McNair) Program for program year 2015-16. The Web application you will use to submit your report will "go live" on December 1, 2016. The due date for submitting your APR is January 13, 2017.

Please find the data structure and instructions for the report, along with links to the secured APR Web site maintained by our contractor at 2015-16 McNair APR.

  1. Who needs to be on your APR data file?

    • All participants on your 2014-15 APR data file, except those participants whose Graduating Cohort Year of Bachelor’s Degree (field 29) is prior to 2005-06;

    • All new participants who were served in the reporting period; and

    • All participants who earned a Bachelor’s degree in the 2015-16 academic year.

  2. Are there any changes to the Web application for the 2015-16 reporting period?


  3. Prior Experience (PE) Points Report

    As was the case in 2014-15 reporting period, McNair projects will receive their PE scores for assessment year 2015-16 (i.e., third year of PE) upon successful submission of their annual performance reports. The PE report will contain the policies used to assess your PE points, a table that summarizes the project’s approved and actual attained rates along with individual PE tables for each criterion. The method used to calculate PE points is available at 2015-16 McNair APR.

Registration. To protect the security of the APR data, all projects must register for a user ID and password in order. Register by clicking on the "Register Here Each Year" link, enter your name, e-mail address, and select and answer two security questions. You are required to provide responses to these questions should you need to use the "Forgot Password" link to receive a new, temporary password.

Help Desk. If you encounter technical problems accessing the Web site or using the Web application, please contact the Help Desk at (703) 846-8248 or via e-mail at Please note that the Help Desk will try to contact grantees within 24 hours of receiving the telephone call or e-mail. The Help Desk will be available to respond to your questions on weekdays from December 1, 2016 through January 13, 2017. During peak times, it may take longer for you to receive a response; thus, I encourage you to prepare and submit your performance report as soon as you have collected the complete set of data.

After electronically submitting the APR, please submit a signed copy of Section I of the APR by scanning and uploading directly into the APR site. Should you have any problems uploading Section I, please contact the Help Desk for assistance at (703) 846-8248.

If there is a need to revise the APR after it has been submitted, please contact the Help Desk for assistance. Please note that the Department will only accommodate revisions until the due date for submitting the APR.

Thank you for the time and effort you devote to the performance reporting process and for your commitment to providing complete and accurate data for the McNair Program. Please retain source documents in a readily accessible form so that they can be verified during an on-site visit.


Katie E. Blanding, PhD
Graduate and Special Focus Programs Division


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