ERIC Number: ED246999
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1984-Apr
Reference Count: 0
Income Verification Pilot Project (Phase II): Results of Quality Assurance Evaluation, 1982-83 School Year.
Applied Management Sciences, Inc., Silver Spring, MD.
Presented in this report are selected findings of the Income Verification Pilot Project (IVPP), an investigation examining misreporting of applicant income and family size on applications for government-sponsored school meal benefits. As reported here, Phase II of the project provided for a comprehensive assessment of specific quality assurance procedures in a national sample of school districts during the 1982-83 school year. Participating were 16 states and a sample of 114 school districts: 29 experimental sites where seven quality assurance procedures were tested and 85 control sites. After the first chapter's brief introduction, chapter 2 explains the various quality assurance procedures examined. Chapters 3 and 4 describe the research design and data collection procedures. Chapter 5 presents findings concerning the feasibility and effects of free and reduced-price school meal applications that were developed specifically for use in the IVPP. Findings on feasibility and effects of requiring income documentation with the free and reduced-price school meal applications are reported in chapter 6. Chapter 7 presents findings on the feasibility and effects of quality assurance procedures used after school meal applications are processed. Finally, results and conclusions of the pilot project are summarized in chapter 8. Appendices include the IVPP application for free and reduced-price school meals, a summary of experimental school districts' characteristics, a measurement of quality assurance procedure costs, and a nonresponse analysis. (RH)
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Food and Nutrition Service (USDA), Washington, DC. Office of Analysis and Evaluation.
Authoring Institution: Applied Management Sciences, Inc., Silver Spring, MD.
Identifiers: Income Verification; Omnibus Budget Reconciliation Act 1981; Quality Assurance; School Nutrition Programs
Note: For related documents, see PS 014 394-396.