Department of Education Oversight, Gatekeeping: Hearing Before the Subcommittee on Human Resources and Intergovernmental Relations of the Committee on Government Reform and Oversight, House of Representatives, One Hundred Fourth Congress, Second Session, June 6, 1996

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U.S. Government Printing Office, 1997 - Education, Higher - 239 pages
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Page 6 - I would ask unanimous consent that all members of the subcommittee be permitted to place any opening statement in the record and that the record remain open for 3 days for that purpose. Without objection, so ordered. I also ask unanimous consent that our witnesses be permitted to include their written statements in the record.
Page 97 - Success with respect to student achievement in relation to the institution's mission, including, as appropriate, consideration of course completion, State licensing examination, and job placement rates.
Page 98 - Its mission is to ensure equal access to education and to promote educational excellence throughout the Nation.
Page 67 - ... a program of training to prepare students for gainful employment in a recognized occupation; and (4) is a public or other nonprofit institution.
Page 13 - Protecting an institution against harmful internal and external pressures! 6. Creating goals for self-improvement of weaker programs and stimulating a general raising of standards among educational institutions; 7. Involving the faculty and staff comprehensively in institutional evaluation and planning; 8. Establishing criteria for professional certification, licensure, and for upgrading courses offering such preparation; and 9. Providing one basis for determining eligibility for Federal assistance.
Page 62 - Department to attain clear, measurable and binding performance standards to help meet the requirements of the Government Performance and Results Act of 1 993 (GPRA).
Page 118 - I will be happy to respond to any questions the members of the subcommittee may have, and I ask that my complete statement be included in the record.
Page 178 - Beginning in 1980. total includes some schools accredited by the Accrediting Commission of Career Schools and Colleges of Technology. 6 Included under "private nonprofit.
Page 40 - Congress to improve the eligibility and certification process, and our combined efforts nave paid off handsomely. For example, the percentage of initial applications for certification that are denied has increased substantially, from 16.6 percent in 1990 to 30.5 percent in 1992 to nearly 40 percent in 1995, reflecting our tougher standards for certification. Furthermore, the sheer number of initial applications for certification has declined more than 50 percent since 1991.

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