Statistical Standards Program
Table of Contents
1. Development of Concepts and Methods
1-1 Intial Planning of Surveys
1-2 Publication and Production Planning
1-3 Computation of Response Rates
1-4 Codes and Abbreviations
1-5 Defining Race and Ethnicity Data
1-6 Discretionary Grant Descriptions
2. Planning and Design of Surveys
3. Collection of Data
4. Processing and Editing of Data
5. Analysis of Data / Production of Estimates or Projections
6. Establishment of Review Procedures
7. Dissemination of Data
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|DEVELOPMENT OF CONCEPTS AND METHODS|
SUBJECT: DISCRETIONARY GRANT DESCRIPTIONS
NCES STANDARD: 1-6
PURPOSE: To assist NCES staff in the preparation of high quality discretionary grant descriptions. The description should include the information required to allow an applicant to submit a proposal that demonstrates technical and managerial competence sufficient to successfully complete a project. Each grant description should also include the selection criteria to be used in accordance with federal and Department of Education regulations.
GUIDELINE 1-6-1A: The Grants Policy and Oversight Staff (GPOS) in the Office of the Chief Financial Officer can provide expertise and guidance in the development of the grant description and application process.
GUIDELINE 1-6-2A: Within NCES, the staff member who develops the application package and related documents should be designated as grant team leader. The individual who develops the application package should have completed required courses for administering the grants process. Minimally, the grant team leader should be included in the development process, and should be familiar with the grant requirements and expectations.
GUIDELINE 1-6-3A: The application package should provide the applicant with a statement of statistical, temporal, and reporting guidelines for design, implementation, and analysis, as appropriate. Managerial guidelines should delineate those to be performed by the grantee and those to be performed by NCES. The products (e.g., analysis plans, final reports) should be termed "deliverables" and guidelines for due dates should be provided.