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HEA: TRIO McNair Postbaccalaureate Achievement - 2005

CFDA Number: 84.217A - TRIO - McNair Post-baccalaurate Achievement

Program Goal: Increase the percentage of low-income, first-generation college students who successfully pursue postsecondary education opportunities.
Objective 8.1 of 1: Increase postsecondary persistence and completion rates of low-income, first-generation individuals in the academic pipeline.
Indicator 8.1.1 of 1: Graduate school enrollment and persistence: Percentages of McNair participants enrolling and persisting in graduate school.
Targets and Performance Data Assessment of Progress Sources and Data Quality
The percentage of TRIO McNair participants enrolling in and persisting in graduate school.
Year Actual Performance Performance Targets
Enrollment Persistence
Enrollment Persistence
35 48
35 75
35 48
40 66
35 48
39 65
35 48
36 75
36 75
36 70

Explanation: The 1998-99 annual performance reports provided the baseline data for the McNair program. These annual performance reports have been used to determine if the performance targets for graduate school enrollment and persistence have been met.  
Additional Source Information: The re-designed McNair annual performance report that all grantees are required to submit annually. Additional data will be forthcoming from a national study of the McNair Program.

Frequency: Annually.
Collection Period: 2002 - 2003
Data Available: December 2004
Validated By: No Formal Verification.
The annual performance report is self-reported data; a variety of data quality checks are used to assess the completeness and reasonableness of the data submitted.

Limitations: The primary data source is the annual performance report that comprises self-reported data.


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