A r c h i v e d I n f o r m a t i o n
Biennial Evaluation Report - FY 93-94
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.
|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
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).
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:
- a National Clearinghouse for Mathematics and Science Education, operated through a grant to Ohio State University for FYs 1992-1997, to collect and disseminate instructional materials for elementary and secondary schools through print, CD-ROM, and on-line access, in coordination with other databases of mathematics and science curriculum and instructional materials;
- development of coherent, standards-based State curriculum frameworks in mathematics and science education for grades K-12, through 3 year grants to 16 States, in conjunction with their development of model guidelines for teacher education and certification, criteria for teacher recertification, and model in-service professional development programs for mathematics and science teachers;
- development by the National Research Council of standards for what students should know and be able to do in science in grades K-12; and
- a variety of professional development projects in mathematics and science, including grants for museums or zoos to develop materials and provide instructional leadership for field trips for elementary school students, and grants to State and local education agencies, universities, and non-profit organizations to provide mentoring programs, internships, and special courses for teachers in mathematics and science education.
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
- 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
[Educational Improvement Partnerships--National Programs National Diffusion Network]
[Dwight D. Eisenhower Mathematics and Science Education Regional Consortiums Program]