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HEA: TRIO Talent Search - FY 2005

CFDA Number: 84.044 - TRIO_Talent Search

Program Goal: Increase the percentage of low-income, first-generation college students who successfully pursue postsecondary education opportunities.

Objective 1 of 1: Increase postsecondary enrollment rates of low-income, first-generation individuals in the academic pipeline.
Indicator 1.1 of 1: Postsecondary enrollment: Percentage of Talent Search participants enrolling in college.
Measure 1.1.1 of 1: The percentage of TRIO Talent Search participants enrolling in college.
Year Actual Performance Performance Targets
2000 73  
2001 77  
2002 78  
2003 73  
2004   73.50
2005   74
2006   74.50
2007   75

Source: Grantee Performance Report, 1840-0561 Talent Search and Education Opportunity Centers Programs Annual Performance Report.

Frequency: Annually.

Next Data Available: December 2005

Data Validated By: No Formal Verification.
The annual performance report comprises self-reported data; a variety of data quality checks are used to assess the completeness and reasonableness of the data submitted.
Explanation: From 2001-03, an increasing percentage of Talent Search participants enrolled in college. Over three-fourths of program participants enrolled in college for these years, significantly above the national average (see measure 5.1). No targets were set for this measure until 2004. The increases in the number of Talent Search participants enrolling in college, despite their disadvantaged backgrounds, reflect lessons gained from earlier cohorts of program participants. Effective communications mechanisms and targeted technical assistance has spread from sharing best practices to improvements in program outcomes. FY 2000 data established the baseline. Data for 2003-04 are expected to be available in December 2005.

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