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

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State Vocational Rehabilitation Services and Supported Employment - 2003

CFDA Numbers: 84.126 - Rehabilitation Services_Vocational Rehabilitation Grants to States
84.187 - Supported Employment Services for Individuals with Severe Disabilities


Goal 8: Individuals with disabitlities served by the Vocational Rehabilitaton State Grant program will achieve high quality employment.
Objective 8.1 of 2: Ensure that individuals with disabilities who are served by the vocational rehabilitation (vr) state grant program achieve employment consistent with their particular strengths, resources, abilities, capabilities, and interests.
Indicator 8.1.1 of 5: Number achieving employment: The number of individuals with disabilities who achieve employment will increase.
Targets and Performance Data Assessment of Progress Sources and Data Quality
The number of individuals who achieved an employment outcome
Year Actual Performance Performance Targets
  Number of Individuals Percent Increase Number of Individuals Percent Increase
1997 211,503      
1998 223,668 5.80    
1999 231,714 3.60 215,770  
2000 236,220 1.90 234,040  
2001 233,687 -1 238,582  
2002     238,582  
2003     240,968  
2004     243,378  


 
Additional Source Information: RSA state agency data from the RSA-113.

Frequency: Annually.
Collection Period: 2001
Data Available: October
Validated By: On-Site Monitoring By ED.
Verified by ED attestation process and ED Standards for Evaluating Program Perfomance Data.

Limitations: Appropriate crosschecks and edits to verify and validate the quality of these data are currently being implemented.

 
Indicator 8.1.2 of 5: Percentage of individuals obtaining employment: The percentage of all persons served who obtain employment will increase.
Targets and Performance Data Assessment of Progress Sources and Data Quality
Percentage obtaining employment.
Year Actual Performance Performance Targets
1997 61.20  
1998 62.20  
1999 62.50 61
2000 62.50 62.70
2001 60.70 63
2002   63
2003   63.20
2004   63.20


 
Additional Source Information: RSA state agency data from the RSA-113.

Frequency: Annually.
Collection Period: 2001
Data Available: October 2002
Validated By: On-Site Monitoring By ED.
Verified by ED attestation process and ED Standards for Evaluating Program Perfomance Data.

Limitations: Appropriate crosschecks and edits to verify and validate the quality of these data are currently being implemented.

 
Indicator 8.1.3 of 5: Percentage of individuals obtaining competitive employment: Of individuals obtaining employment, the percentage who obtain competitive employment will increase. Among individuals with significant disabilities obtaining employment, the percentage obtaining competitive employment will increase.
Targets and Performance Data Assessment of Progress Sources and Data Quality
Percentage of all individuals with disabilities who obtained competitive employment
Year Actual Performance Performance Targets
1997 81.20  
1998 80  
1999 83.10 82.30
2000 86 82.50
2001 87.60 86.20
2002   86.40
2003   86.60
2004   86.80

Percentage of individuals obtaining competitive employment who are individuals with significant disabilities.
Year Actual Performance Performance Targets
1997 78.40  
1998 81.10  
1999 83.80  
2000 86.50  
2001 87.40 86.70
2002   86.90
2003   87.10
2004   87.30


 
Additional Source Information: RSA state agency data from the RSA-911.

Frequency: Annually.
Collection Period: 2001
Data Available: October 2002
Validated By: On-Site Monitoring By ED.

Limitations: Accuracy/consistency of reporting is contingent upon counselors' interpretations of definitions. Timeliness is dependent upon submittal of clean data from 80 grantees. Limited staff resources affect ability to check data for reasonableness and publish data quickly.

 
Indicator 8.1.4 of 5: Improved earnings: Among individuals exiting the program in competitive employment, the median ratio of their average hourly wage to the state's average hourly wage for all individuals in the state who are employed will increase.
Targets and Performance Data Assessment of Progress Sources and Data Quality
Median ratio for state agencies
Year Actual Performance Performance Targets
1997 .56  
1998 .56  
1999 .56 .57
2000 .57 .57
2001 .56 .57
2002   .58
2003   .58
2004   .59


 
Additional Source Information: RSA state data from the R-911.

Frequency: Annually.
Collection Period: 2001
Data Available: October 2002
Validated By: On-Site Monitoring By ED.

Limitations: Same limitations and planned improvements reported under 1.3 apply to this indicator. In addition, the data for this indicator are limited by the fact that the required comparison involves numbers reported from two different sets of state-reported data.

 
Indicator 8.1.5 of 5: Own income as primary support: The percentage of individuals who report upon obtaining employment that their own income is their primary source of support will increase.
Targets and Performance Data Assessment of Progress Sources and Data Quality
Percentage of individuals who report upon obtaining competitive employment that their own income is their primary source of support.
Year Actual Performance Performance Targets
1997 84.10  
1998 82.60  
1999 82.50  
2000 84.60  
2001 84.60 84.80
2002   85
2003   85.20
2004   85.40


Explanation: The indicator previously read ''Percentage of individuals who report upon obtaining employment that their own income is their primary source of support.'' This indicator was amended to read ''Percentage of individuals who report upon obtaining competitive employment that their own income is their primary source of support.'' This indicator was modified to parallel a similar indicator developed by RSA under section 106 of the Rehabilitation Act. GPRA indicators reflect aggregate performance of the program at the national level; section 106 indicators reflect state-by-state performance. We wanted to bring the GPRA indicators in line with the section 106 indicators, and hence, RSA made this change. As a result, the performance data is higher for this new indicator.  
Additional Source Information: RSA state agency data from the RSA-911.

Frequency: Annually.
Collection Period: 2001
Data Available: October 2002
Validated By: On-Site Monitoring By ED.

Limitations: Same as discussed under Indicator 1.3.

 

Objective 8.2 of 2: Increase the number of individuals with the most significant disabilities who have received supported employment services but achieve competitive employment outcomes.
Indicator 8.2.1 of 1: Percentage of individuals with a supported employment goal achieving competitive employment: The percentage of individuals with a supported employment goal who achieve a competitive employment outcome (including supported employment outcomes in which the individual receives the minimum wage or better) will continue to increase.
Targets and Performance Data Assessment of Progress Sources and Data Quality
Percentage of individuals with a supported employment goal who achieved a competitive employment outcome
Year Actual Performance Performance Targets
1997 69.60  
1998 69.10  
1999 73.30 71
2000 77.30 71.50
2001 79.20 77.40
2002   77.60
2003   77.80
2004   78


 
Additional Source Information: RSA state agency data from the RSA-911.

Frequency: Annually.
Collection Period: 2001
Data Available: October 2002
Validated By: On-Site Monitoring By ED.
Verified by ED attestation process and ED Standards for Evaluating Program Performance Data.

Limitations: Same as discussed under Indicator 1.3.

 

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