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ESEA: Eisenhower National Clearinghouse for Mathematics and Science Education - 2004

Program Goal: To improve the teaching and learning of all students through the provisions of high-quality instructional materials and information about effective programs, and through the expansion of a cadre of highly accomplished teachers.
Objective 8.1 of 1: Provide access to high quality instructional materials and information about exemplary programs in mathematics and science education for elementary and secondary schools.
Indicator 8.1.1 of 1: Utility: At least 80 percent of customers who use clearinghouse products will report that the products meet their needs in terms of being easy to access, up to date, and valuable to their work.
Targets and Performance Data Assessment of Progress Sources and Data Quality
Percent of customers who report that products are:
Year Actual Performance Performance Targets
Easy to access Up to date Value to work
Easy to access Up to date Value to work
90 95.50 93.40
72 72 72
97 97 97
76 76 76
98 97 98
78 78 78
95.80 99.50 95
80 80 80
80 80 80
Status: Target exceeded

Progress: The percentage of customers who reported that clearinghouse products were easy to access, up to date and added value to their work exceeded the targets which were established in 2000.

Explanation: The Clearinghouse has placed increasing emphasis on customer satisfaction. The respondents in the performance table represent randomly selected clients who are subscribers to the ENC Focus periodicals and have accessed the ENC website.  
Source: Non-NCES Survey/Research
Collecting Agency: Eisenhower Clearinghouse.
Survey/Research Report Title: Clearinghouse Data System.

Additional Source Information: Consortia/Clearinghouse Network Evaluation Report 2003. Primary sources for this report are the Consortia and Clearinghouse Descriptive Data System and participants' surveys.

Frequency: Annually.
Collection Period: 2003 - 2004
Data Available: March 2005
Validated By: No Formal Verification.
Statistical standards are applied. Data are subjected to Cross-Consortia's Eisenhower Network Evaluation Committee internal review and validation procedures.

Limitations: Consortia and Clearinghouse Descriptive Data System and data have not been subjected to external audit.


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