The following documents include both promising practices and literature reviews applicable to the Common Performance Measures. Due to WIOA’s requirement for the Departments of Labor and Education programs to measure long-term employment-related outcomes, these practices and research provide detailed information on identified barriers and possible strategies regarding self-sustaining needs of people with disabilities.
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- Financial Literacy
- CPM Related Initiatives and Core Partner Shared Practices
- Analysis of Historical Data Related to Common Performance Measures
- Program Evaluation/Continuous Improvement – Coming Soon
- Data Sharing Agreements – Coming Soon
Banking Status and Financial Behaviors of Adults with Disabilities: Findings from the 2015 FDIC National Survey of Unbanked and Underbanked Households
National Disability Institute (NDI) recently released a report titled Banking Status and Financial Behaviors of Adults with Disabilities: Findings from the 2015 FDC National Survey of Unbanked and Underbanked Households. The report finds that in the 27 years since the landmark Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) was signed into law, ensuring all individuals with disabilities the opportunity to achieve “economic self-sufficiency,” this population still faces numerous financial hurdles and roadblocks to financial inclusion.
Based on data mined from the 2015 FDIC National Survey on Unbanked and Underbanked Households, this insightful report highlights the financial choices and banking habits of adults with disabilities. This is the second report based on FDIC data that NDI has released in two years. Because WIOA programs are looking at the long-term employment outcomes for people with disabilities, the financial inclusion and self-sufficiency aspect of this report could be a crucial aspect of program evaluation and service delivery for these programs.
Wisconsin Division of Vocational Rehabilitation – WIOA Performance Advisory Committee and Credential Attainment and Measurable Skill Gains Strategies (Recently presented at the 2017 WINTAC Pre-Conference at the 2017 Summit Group Conference)
The vision of the Wisconsin WIOA Performance Advisory Committee is to approach WIOA Performance in a collaborative manner with workforce and education partners to provide WIOA state leaders the expertise and recommendations needed to ensure WIOA programs in Wisconsin are successful. In addition, the committee developed an agreement with the National Student Clearing House to assist in gathering credential data.
Because of the WIOA Performance Advisory Committee, WI has issued guidance and training to staff in each of the core program agencies to assist in the determination of acceptable credentials and measurable skill gains in the state of Wisconsin. The guidance includes the following:
South Carolina Vocational Rehabilitation Department – Apprenticeships Program (Recently presented at the 2017 WINTAC Pre-Conference at the 2017 Summit Group Conference)
The Charleston Regional Youth Apprenticeship Program is in collaboration with South Carolina’s core partners and Trident Technical College. Students who complete this apprenticeship program can earn measurable skill gains while they are working toward their credential, which will assist the core partners in tracking and reporting these performance measures. Resources include the following:
WIOA-Based Accountability: Initial WIOA-Based Outcomes in Texas
Texas looked at historical client data for Adult WIOA clients, Vocational Rehabilitation and Labor, to gauge Texas' potential performance on the WIOA employment and median earnings performance measures. Texas used FY12-17 as its years for analysis. The VR participants, with the exception of one year, had the highest percentage of clients employed in Quarter 2, Quarter 3 and Quarter 4 after exit. This examined their employment status but not whether clients were working for the same employer in the three quarters.
A Presentation on North Carolina’s Common Follow-up System
The Common Follow-up System provides information on the educational and employment outcomes of participants in North Carolina's publicly supported educational, employment and training programs (including VR) for use in state-level planning, policy making, program evaluation, resource allocation and career planning. The system helps answer questions about participants and graduates in areas such as wages, the industries employing them, differences in employment and wages for different academic majors, and if they find employment within the state of North Carolina.