Education Focus Area: Instrument Packets for Pilot Year 2

The Education Focus Area refers to unmet educational needs within communities, especially those that help children and youth prepare for and achieve success in school and prevent them from dropping out. This focus area also includes measures for Teacher Corps, where AmeriCorps members are serving as teachers.

Each packet consists of one or more national performance measures and includes:

  • Description of the national performance measure(s) covered by the packet
  • Definitions of key terms
  • Considerations for measuring the national performance measure(s)
  • Data collection challenges and strategies
  • Data collection instrument(s)
  • Instructions for using the instrument(s)

All packets are compatible with Adobe Reader.

Education Outputs ED1 and ED2 (PDF)
ED1. Number of students who start in an AmeriCorps education program
ED2. Number of students who complete participation in an AmeriCorps education program

Education Outputs ED3A and ED4A (PDF)
ED3A. Number of disadvantaged youth/mentor matches that are commenced by the AmeriCorps program
ED4A. Number of disadvantaged youth/mentor matches that were sustained by the AmeriCorps program for at least the required time period

Education Outcome ED5 (PDF)
ED5. Number of students with improved academic performance, including on-time course completion

Education Outcomes ED6 and ED7 (PDF)
ED6. Number of youth who have improved their school attendance over the course of the AmeriCorps program's involvement with the student
ED7. Number of students with no or decreased disciplinary referrals and suspensions over the course of the AmeriCorps program’s involvement

Education Outcome ED8 (PDF)
ED8. Number of youth with decreased substance abuse, arrest, or gang involvement

Education Outcomes ED9, ED10 and ED26 (PDF)
ED9. Number of students graduating from high school on time with a diploma
ED10. Number of students entering post-secondary institutions
ED26. Number of students acquiring a GED

Education Outcome ED11 (PDF)
ED11. Number of students earning a post-secondary degree

Education Outputs ED20 and ED21 (PDF)
ED20. Number of children who start in an AmeriCorps early childhood education program
ED21. Number of children who complete participation in an AmeriCorps early childhood education program

Education Output ED22 (PDF)
ED22. Number of children accessing high quality early childhood education programs

Education Outcomes ED23, ED24 and ED25 (PDF)
ED23. Number of children demonstrating gains in school readiness in terms of social and emotional development
ED24. Number of children demonstrating gains in school readiness in terms of literacy skills
ED25. Number of children demonstrating gains in school readiness in terms of numeracy (math) skills

Teacher Corps Outputs ED12, ED13, and ED14, and Outcomes ED16, ED17, ED18, and ED19 (PDF)
ED12. Number of AmeriCorps members who begin serving as teachers through a Teacher Corps program
ED13. Number of AmeriCorps members who completed serving as teachers through a Teacher Corps program
ED14. Number of individuals teaching in high-need schools
ED16. Number of individuals teaching in schools in the year after term of service
ED17. Number of teachers remaining in the education field, but not teaching in a school (school support staff, school administration, district administration policy, education non-profits, etc.) after their term of service
ED18. (OPTIONAL) Number of teachers who have had a positive impact on student learning as determined by observation-based assessments of teacher performance
ED19. (OPTIONAL) Number of individuals receiving certification to teach in schools after their term of service

Note that Teacher Corps Programs must also track Education Outputs ED1 and ED2 (PDF).

Teacher Corps Outcome ED15 (PDF)
ED15. (OPTIONAL) Number of students in AmeriCorps teacher classrooms with improved academic performance.

If you have questions regarding these national measures, please contact your program officer. 

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