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

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Child Care Access Means Parents in School Program

Goal 8: To support the participation of low-income parents in the postsecondary education system through the provision of campus-based child care services.
Indicator 8.1.1 of 1: Persistence/Completion rate: The percentage of students receiving child care services who persist in and complete postsecondary education will meet or exceed target rate.
Targets and Performance Data Assessment of Progress Sources and Data Quality
Median percentage of Retention Rate
Year Actual Performance Performance Targets
Status: Unable to judge. The percentage of students receiving child care services who persist in post-secondary education varies widely between projects. Of the 76 respondents that reported data on persistence rates, the rates varied between 11 and 100 percent, with the median at 79 percent. Thirteen of the grantees reported 100 percent retention rates.

Explanation: New program; Little performance data available. Performance data will be collected through 18 month Performance Reports. One year of retention rate data is available, and no completion rate data is available. The program management set performance goals for the 2003 Annual Plan. However, it will be Fall 2004 before the completion rate measure will be meaningful. 
Additional Source Information: Program data.

Frequency: Other.
Collection Period: 2002 - 2003.
Data Available: April 2003.
Validated By: No Formal Verification. Data will be supplied by child care centers with no formal verification procedure provided.

Limitations: Most grantees reported retention data in their first year reports but the program is over. Unsure of the percentage of child care centers that will be able to obtain completion data.


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