§ 644.22How does the Secretary evaluate prior experience?
(a) In the case of an application described in§ 644.20(a)(2)(i), the Secretary—
(1) Evaluates the applicant's performance under its expiring Educational Opportunity Centers project;
(2) Uses the approved project objectives for the applicant's expiring Educational Opportunity Centers grant and the information the applicant submitted in its annual performance reports (APRs) to determine the number of PE points; and
(3) May adjust a calculated PE score or decide not to award PE points if other information such as audit reports, site visit reports, and project evaluation reports indicates the APR data used to calculate PE points are incorrect.
(b) The Secretary does not award PE points for a given year to an applicant that does not serve at least 90 percent of the approved number of participants. For purposes of this section, the approved number of participants is the total number of participants the project would serve as agreed upon by the grantee and the Secretary.
(c) The Secretary does not award PE points for the criterion specified in paragraph (d)(1) of this section (Number of participants) if the applicant did not serve at least the approved number of participants.
(d) For purposes of the PE evaluation of grants awarded after January 1, 2009, the Secretary evaluates the applicant's PE on the basis of the following outcome criteria:
(1) (3 points)Number of participants. Whether the applicant provided services to no less than the approved number of participants.
(2) (3 points)Secondary school diploma. Whether the applicant met or exceeded its approved objective with regard to participants served during the project year who do not have a secondary school diploma or its equivalent who receive a secondary school diploma or its equivalent within the time period specified in the approved objective.
(3) (5 points)Postsecondary enrollment. Whether the applicant met or exceeded its approved objective with regard to the secondary school graduates served during the project year who enroll in programs of postsecondary education within the time period specified in the approved objective.
(4) (2 points)Financial aid applications. Whether the applicant met or exceeded its objective regarding participants applying for financial aid.
(5) (2 points)College admission applications. Whether the applicant met or exceeded its objective regarding participants applying for college admission.
(Approved by the Office of Management and Budget under control number 1840-NEW8)