Thursday, January 21, 2021 2:00 PM ~ 3:00 PM ET
This event describes evaluation methods and approaches using data analytics and evaluation to expand upon the uses of performance management and administrative data. Presenters will offer examples of methods for conducting studies, including non-experimental studies, and potential uses of studies. The primary focus of this webinar will be to demonstrate how the use of administrative data can support state and local research and evaluations.
State workforce development agencies and local programs collect significant amounts of administrative data to meet federal WIOA and other programs’ performance reporting requirements. The primary focus of this webinar is to support state agency and local program staff in leveraging existing administrative and performance data to evaluate their programs and services. National workforce research and state evaluation experts will present considerations for and concrete examples of how performance and administrative data can be used to support WIOA-required evaluations. Various types of studies, e.g., outcome and implementation and potential evaluation designs will be presented and discussed. Participants will receive examples of reports and other resources to guide them in conducting state and local evaluations.
Wayne Gordon, Director, Research and Evaluation, Office of Policy Development and Research, U.S. Department of Labor, Employment and Training Administration
Ingrid Schonfield, Workforce System Strategies and Evaluation and Research Hub Lead, Office of Policy Development and Research, U.S. Department of Labor, Employment and Training Administration/Safal Partners
Randall Eberts, Senior Researcher, W. E. Upjohn Institute
Carrie Mayne, Chief Economist, Utah System of Higher Education