The APEC II Study: Estimating and Validating Statistical Models for Updating National Estimates of Improper Payments in the School Meal Programs (Summary)

The APEC II Study: Estimating and Validating Statistical Models for Updating National Estimates of Improper Payments in the School Meal Programs (Summary)

Published: Nov 30, 2016
Publisher: Alexandria, VA: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Food and Nutrition Service
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Estimating Improper Payments for School Meal Programs: Access, Participation, Eligibility, and Certification II (APEC)

Time frame: 2011-2016

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U.S. Department of Agriculture, Food and Nutrition Service

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USDA
The APEC II models refine those previously developed for the APEC I study by including estimates of improper payments in schools participating in the Community Eligibility Provision (CEP) and improper payments due to meal-claiming error, which occurs when the incorrect numbers of meals are reported for reimbursement to FNS. The resulting models estimate improper payments due to certification error in non-CEP schools, certification error in CEP schools, and meal-claiming error in both non-CEP and CEP schools. These estimates were compared to the APEC II estimates of error generated from a nationally representative sample to assess their precision.

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