Since 2001, ICF International has supported the Institutional Development and Undergraduate Education Service (IDUES) Annual Performance Report (APR) initiative established by the U.S. Department of Education to administer Title III and Title V programs of the Higher Education Act of 1965, as amended. The IDUES APR is a centralized, web-based data collection tool, a performance measurement and data repository for over 700 colleges and universities receiving federal grants through Title III and V programs to strengthen institutional capacity and student outcomes. A significant number of these grantees are minority-serving institutions facing similar, yet distinct student and institutional needs.
At the beginning of the initiative, ICF worked closely with the Director of IDUES and others to design, develop, and implement this fully web-based performance measurement system. During the second phase, ICF finalized and rolled out the APR system, including Government Performance and Results Act (GPRA) reporting. The contract was extended to continue with enhancement, maintenance, and provision of technical assistance (TA) support for the APR, and in 2007, the scope of work was expanded to include enhancement of the system to produce system-generated final performance reports based on each grantee’s annual performance reports. Under the new contract ICF continues to support Title III and V programs by enhancing the APR system to accommodate four additional Title III programs and continuing previous tasks.