For the purposes of improving program management and effectiveness, RSA evaluates all programs authorized by the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, as amended. For example, to assess linkages between vocational rehabilitation (VR) services and economic and non-economic outcomes, RSA is conducting a longitudinal study of a national sample of VR consumers. RSA may also disseminate information on exemplary practices concerning vocational rehabilitation. You may find many of those studies and projects and their results below. In this section readers will also find summary data and statistics describing the outcomes of various programs funded by RSA and, in particular, data on individuals with disabilities served and rehabilitated (including caseload data and client characteristics) through the Title I Basic Support Program. Program evaluation studies are also listed under Publications and Products.
Program Data and Statistics
Access to view and/or download summary data and statistics describing the outcomes of various programs funded by RSA and, in particular, data on individuals with disabilities served and rehabilitated (including caseload data and client characteristics) through the Title I Basic Support Program.
Data Collection and Reporting Systems
RSA has a number of on-line systems to collect and, in some cases, view information about rehabilitative services.
Standards and Indicators
Section 106 of the Rehabilitation Act, as amended, requires the establishment and implementation of evaluation standards and performance indicators for the vocational rehabilitation program that measure the extent to which states are in compliance with relevant performance factors.
RSA conducts evaluation studies pursuant of Section 14 of the Rehabilitation Act.
Supporting Information for the RSA 911 Data
RSA provides information to assist state VR agencies in meeting the submission requirements for annual individual level data.
- VR Research in Briefs
VR Research in Briefs provides readers with a summary of research and literature on issues, practices and topics related to the employment of individuals with disabilities. Each brief will provide the reader with information to facilitate further exploration and study.