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Biennial Evaluation Report - FY 93-94

Chapter 614

Dwight D. Eisenhower Mathematics and Science Education National Program

(CFDA No. 84.168)

I. Program Profile

Legislation: Title II, Part A, Subpart 1, Section 2012 of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (Dwight D. Eisenhower Mathematics and Science Education Act), as amended (20 U.S.C. 2992) (expires September 30, 1999).

Purpose: This program provides support for projects of national significance designed to improve the quality of teaching and instruction in mathematics and science and to increase access to that instruction.

Funding History

Fiscal Year Appropriation
1985 $ 9,900,000
1986 3,875,000
1987 7,200,000
1988 10,771,000
1989 8,892,000
1990 8,781,000
1991 11,711,000
1992 16,000,000
1993 15,872,000
1994 16,072,000

II. Program Information and Analysis

Population Targeting

The program serves public and private elementary and secondary school students, teachers, and related education personnel, through grants to State and local education agencies, institutions of higher education, and public and private nonprofit organizations. Priority may be given to meeting the needs of underrepresented and underserved populations (and gifted and talented students within these populations) (III.1).

Services

The Eisenhower National Program provides support for a wide range of projects designed to improve the quality of teaching and instruction in mathematics and science in the Nation's schools and to increase access to that instruction (III.1). Included is support for:

Outcomes

An evaluation of the contribution of the State Curriculum Frameworks Projects to systemic reform in mathematics and science education will be completed in FY 1998, with interim results in FY 1996 and FY 1997. (See section IV below.)

III. Sources of Information

  1. Program files and program abstracts.

IV. Planned Studies

During FY 1993, the Department of Education began an evaluation of the State Curriculum Frameworks Projects. The purpose of the evaluation is to examine the extent to which the State Curriculum Frameworks Projects are contributing to systemic reform in mathematics and science education, how they relate to other reform efforts, and how lessons learned can benefit future reform efforts. The evaluation will be completed in FY 1998, with interim results in FY 1996 and FY 1997.

In addition, each State Curriculum Frameworks Project grantee is required to submit an evaluation report. This information will be available when the projects are completed. All projects directly funded under the Eisenhower National Program include evaluation components and are required to submit final performance reports, including evaluation findings. However, the Department has not analyzed the information across projects and has no findings to report at this time.

V. Contacts for Further Information

Program Operations:
Annora Dorsey, (202) 219-1496
Program Studies:
Nancy Loy, (202) 401-1958

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