U.S. Department of Education: Promoting Educational Excellence for all Americans

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Demonstration and Training Programs

Goal 8: To expand, improve, or further the purposes of activities authorized under the Act.
Objective 1 of 2: EXPAND AND IMPROVE THE PROVISION OF REHABILITATION SERVICES THAT LEAD TO EMPLOYMENT OUTCOMES.
Indicator 8.1.1 of 2: Expansion: Eighty percent of projects will be judged to have successfully implemented strategies or yielded results that can contribute to the expansion of services for or the employment of individuals with disabilities.
Targets and Performance Data Assessment of Progress Sources and Data Quality
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Year Actual Performance Performance Targets
1999
95.60
 
2000
100
 
Status: Unable to judge. Data from continuation projects was used to establish a baseline.

Explanation: Data analyzed by an external contractor and RSA staff based on information received from the web-based Unified Data Collection Forms (OMB #1820-0646-Annual Performance Report). The analyses indicated that all projects reviewed implemented strategies and results that met this objective. For the projects for whom placement of individuals with disabilities was an objective, 919 consumers were placed into competitive employment (At least minimum wage for 90 days or more).  
Additional Source Information: Web-based Annual Performance Reports.

Frequency: Annually.
Data Available: December 2002.
Validated By: No Formal Verification.

Limitations: Grantees are using a new Uniform Data Collection Instrument. From the results obtained, the contractor has recommended changes. In addition, further technical assistance will be provided to grantees. Since the results of all the projects met this indicator, it is anticipated that it will no longer be included as part of GPRA.

 
Indicator 8.1.2 of 2: The percentage of projects reporting an impact on rehabilitation service providers including state VR agencies, community rehabilitation service providers, and other providers of rehabilitation services will increase.
Targets and Performance Data Assessment of Progress Sources and Data Quality
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Year Actual Performance Performance Targets
2000
83
 
Status: Unable to judge. Baseline Data.

Explanation: 83% of the grantees interacted with and made presentations to their State VR Agencies. 56% of the consumers were referred by VR and the projects referred 8% of the consumers to VR.  
Source: NCES Survey/Assessment
Survey/Assessment: Web-based Annual Performance Report.

Frequency: Annually.
Data Available: November 2002.
Validated By: No Formal Verification.
Data will be supplied by grantees through uniform reporting. No formal verification procedure applied.

Limitations: Grantees may have difficulty in reporting on their impact to an external agency. Numerous external factors may change the provision or methods of rehabilitation services, and grantees may not be able to pinpoint their impact in the process. Increased contact/interaction with State VR and other rehabilitation service agencies should increase the impact.

 

Objective 2 of 2: DISSEMINATE INFORMATION ABOUT SUCCESSFUL NEW TYPES OR PATTERNS OF SERVICES OR DEVICES FOR INDIVIDUALS WITH DISABILITIES AND REPORT THE IMPACT OF THE PROJECTS.
Indicator 8.2.1 of 1: Dissemination: The percentage of funded projects that disseminate information to state VR agencies and other funded projects and disability-related organizations will increase and the number of presentations will increase.
Targets and Performance Data Assessment of Progress Sources and Data Quality
Percentage of projects
Year Actual Performance Performance Targets
 
Grantees Presentations
Grantees Presentations
2001
83  
   
Status: Unable to judge. Data from FY 2001 was used to establish a baseline.

Explanation: First year of using the web-based reporting system to establish baseline figures.  
Source: NCES Survey/Assessment
Survey/Assessment: Web-based Annual Performance Report.

Frequency: Annually.
Data Available: November 2002.
Validated By: No Formal Verification.
Data will be supplied by grantees through uniform reporting. No formal verification procedure applied.

Limitations: Grantees and their objectives, goals and activities are extremely diverse, ranging from direct consumer services, system change projects, technical assistance projects, etc. In addition, this is the first year of using the web-based system. Using the Unified Data Collection Instrument will improve the self-reports from the grantees.

 

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