State-administered programs (1 - 10 of 30 items)
Title I: Education Needs to Monitor States' Scoring of Assessments
GAO-02-393: Published: Apr 1, 2002. Publicly Released: Apr 1, 2002.
Concerned that Title I of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA) had not significantly improving the educational achievements of children at risk, Congress mandated major changes in 1994. States were required to adopt or develop challenging curriculum content and performance standards, assessments aligned with content standards, and accountability systems to measure progress in raising...
Title I Program: Stronger Accountability Needed for Performance of Disadvantaged Students
HEHS-00-89: Published: Jun 1, 2000. Publicly Released: Jun 1, 2000.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO provided information on: (1) Title I services at schoolwide and targeted assistance schools; (2) state efforts to hold schools and districts accountable for student achievement; and (3) research and evaluations of Title I and schoolwide programs.GAO noted that: (1) both schoolwide and targeted assistance schools generally offered similar services, such as t...
Preschool Education: Federal Investment for Low-Income Children Significant but Effectiveness Unclear
T-HEHS-00-83: Published: Apr 11, 2000. Publicly Released: Apr 11, 2000.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO discussed preschool education for children of low-income families, focusing on: (1) the federal and state commitment to preschool programs, including funding and collaborative efforts; and (2) what is known about the effectiveness of federal preschool programs.GAO noted that: (1) the federal investment in preschool programs for low-income children is consid...
Education and Care: Early Childhood Programs and Services for Low-Income Families
HEHS-00-11: Published: Nov 15, 1999. Publicly Released: Nov 15, 1999.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO provided information on federal child care funding, focusing on: (1) programs and services funded at the federal and state levels that directly provide early childhood care and education for the general population of low-income children up to age 5; (2) state and local assessments of the relative difficulty low-income parents face in obtaining care for thei...
Head Start: Challenges Faced in Demonstrating Program Results and Responding to Societal Changes
T-HEHS-98-183: Published: Jun 9, 1998. Publicly Released: Jun 9, 1998.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO discussed its work on the Head Start program, focusing on: (1) how well the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) ensures that the Head Start program is achieving its purpose; and (2) how well Head Start is structured to meet the needs of program participants in today's social context, which differs significantly from that of 30 years ago.GAO noted...
School Finance: State Efforts to Reduce Funding Gaps Between Poor and Wealthy Districts
HEHS-97-31: Published: Feb 5, 1997. Publicly Released: Mar 7, 1997.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed funding gaps between poor and wealthy school districts, focusing on the: (1) size of the gap in total (state and local combined) funding between poor and wealthy school districts for each state; (2) key factors that affect the size of states' funding gaps; (3) effect of states' school finance policies on the funding gap; and (4) implications of thi...
Analysis of 'Florida's Fair Share'
HEHS-96-168R: Published: Jun 10, 1996. Publicly Released: Jun 10, 1996.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO commented on the appropriateness of the Medicaid funding formula contained in H.R. 3507. GAO noted that: (1) over time, the proposed formula would cause Medicaid funding distribution to more closely reflect states' poverty and elderly populations; (2) there are more generous matching rates for low-income states that spend more on Medicaid services for eligi...
SSA Initiatives to Identify Coaching
HEHS-96-96R: Published: Mar 5, 1996. Publicly Released: Mar 5, 1996.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO provided information on two Social Security Administration (SSA) initiatives to identify and process reports of parents coaching their children to fake mental impairments to qualify for Supplemental Security Income (SSI) benefits. GAO found that: (1) SSA asked state disability determination services to identify cases of suspected or alleged coaching; (2) SS...
Adult Education: Measuring Program Results Has Been Challenging
HEHS-95-153: Published: Sep 8, 1995. Publicly Released: Sep 8, 1995.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO provided information on the Adult Education Act's (AEA) State Grant Program, focusing on: (1) its coordination with federal employment training programs; and (2) the extent to which the program ensures accountability for program quality and results.GAO found that: (1) AEA goals are broad so that people with diverse backgrounds can have access to various typ...
College Savings: Information on State Tuition Prepayment Programs
HEHS-95-131: Published: Aug 3, 1995. Publicly Released: Aug 3, 1995.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO provided information on state tuition prepayment programs, focusing on: (1) how these programs operate and the participation rates; (2) participants' income levels and options for increasing the participation of lower-income families; and (3) the key issues surrounding these programs.GAO found that: (1) all seven of the state tuition prepayment programs rev...