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RULE §400.6Evaluation

(a) Applications for grant funding through the Adult Career Education (ACE) Grant Program will be evaluated based on the criteria established by the Grant Administrator. This includes demonstrating to the satisfaction of the Program Advisory Board that the organization's program has achieved or will achieve the following key measures:

  (1) above average completion of developmental education among participating Public Junior College, Public State College, or Public Technical Institute students;

  (2) above average persistence rates among participating Public Junior College, Public State Colleges, or Public Technical Institute students;

  (3) above average certificate or degree completion rates by participating students within a three-year period compared to demographically comparable Public Junior College, Public State College, and Public Technical Institute students; and

  (4) entry into careers with significantly higher earnings for program participants than previously achieved.

(b) For the purpose of this application, organizations should use the Community College Performance data published by the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board (THECB), Statewide--Community Colleges, as a baseline for comparison purposes. Program results must be demonstrated by comparing the program's actual or projected measures to the most recent success measures published by the THECB.

(c) Applicants should be thorough in describing how grant funds will be administered and monitored. Applicants will be evaluated, in part, on the delivery of program services of the following types:

  (1) outreach;

  (2) assessment;

  (3) case management;

  (4) support services;

  (5) developmental education;

  (6) job training; and

  (7) career placement services.

Source Note: The provisions of this §400.6 adopted to be effective June 4, 2014, 39 TexReg 4250

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