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RA: Vocational Rehabilitation Training - 2004

CFDA Number: 84.129 - Rehabilitation Long-Term Training


Program Goal: To provide the public vocational rehabilitation (VR) sector with well-trained staff and to maintain and upgrade the skills of current staff.
Objective 8.1 of 2: To provide graduates who work within the Vocational Rehabilitation (VR) system to help individuals with disabilities achieve their goals.
Indicator 8.1.1 of 2: Numbers trained: The number of students supported by RSA scholarships and the number of RSA scholars graduating will remain stable per constant $1 million invested.
Targets and Performance Data Assessment of Progress Sources and Data Quality
Scholars supported
Year Actual Performance Performance Targets
1997
1,600
 
1998
1,550
 
1999
1,665
1,473
2000
2,390
2,000
2001
2,540
2,000
2002
2,232
2,000
2003
 
2,050
2004
 
2,050

Scholars supported per $1 million
Year Actual Performance Performance Targets
1997
101
 
1998
96
 
1999
94
93
2000
172
170
2001
170
170
2002
163
170
2003
 
165
2004
 
165

Scholars graduating
Year Actual Performance Performance Targets
1997
800
 
1998
817
 
1999
832
729
2000
764
688
2001
841
700
2002
817
700
2003
 
725
2004
 
725

Scholars graduating per $1 million
Year Actual Performance Performance Targets
1997
50
 
1998
50.50
 
1999
47
47
2000
54.90
46
2001
56.60
44
2002
59.60
44
2003
 
42
2004
 
42

Investment (in thousands)
Year Actual Performance Performance Targets
1997
15,835
 
1998
16,181
 
1999
16,933
14,585
2000
13,874
13,771
2001
14,143
13,500
2002
13,657
13,500
2003
15,348
17,000
Status: Target not met

Progress: Note: Targets were generally exceeded, but the target for scholars supported per million not met as college tuition rates have increased sharply, making the target impossible to reach.

Explanation: FY 2000-2002 data are based on actual numbers using the new electronic reporting system. Previous numbers were based on estimates made from a small number of prospects.  
Frequency: Annually.
Collection Period: 2002 - 2003
Data Available: April 2005
Validated By: No Formal Verification.
Data supplied by grantees. No formal verification procedure applied.

 
Indicator 8.1.2 of 2: Percentage working: The percentage of graduates fulfilling their payback requirements through acceptable employment will increase annually.
Targets and Performance Data Assessment of Progress Sources and Data Quality
Percentage
Year Actual Performance Performance Targets
2000
72
70
2001
71
71
2002
85
72
2003
 
72
2004
 
74
Status: Target exceeded

Progress: FY 2000-2002 data are based on actual numbers using the new electronic reporting system. Previous numbers were based on estimates made from a small number of prospects. The performance targets were exceeded due to collaborative efforts between university programs and aggressive recruitment by state vocational rehabilitation agency HR departments.

Explanation: Next data available will be for FY2003 and will be available in April 2005.  
Additional Source Information: Annual grantee reporting form.

Frequency: Annually.
Collection Period: 2002 - 2003
Data Available: April 2005
Validated By: No Formal Verification.
Data supplied by grantees.

Limitations: We are using a new reporting system, which is being refined. Same as indicator 1.1

 

Objective 8.2 of 2: Maintain and upgrade the knowledge and skills of personnel currently employed in the public VR system.
Indicator 8.2.1 of 1: Qualified personnel: The percent of currently employed VR state agency counselors who meet their State's Comprehensive System of Personnel Development (CSPD) standard will increase annually.
Targets and Performance Data Assessment of Progress Sources and Data Quality
Percentage of currently employed VR state agency counselors who meet their State's Comprehensive System of Personnel Development (CSPD) standards
Year Actual Performance Performance Targets
2000
69
 
2001
71
70
2002
65
75
2003
 
77
2004
 
79
Status: Target not met

Progress: FY 2000-2002 data are based on actual numbers using the new electronic reporting system. Previous numbers were based on estimates made from a small number of prospects. In light of the recent high turnover among state VR counselors, we believe that the trend has been downward, and may continue going down until turnover rates stabilize; and/or the recruiting pool increases.

Explanation: In FY 2000, RSA began an evaluation of the Training program that will collect data on each state's CSPD current standard and the number of staff that meet that standard. Many external factors could affect the ongoing collection of data for this indicator.  
Additional Source Information: Annual Evaluation. Ongoing collection could be through the In-Service Training program's annual performance report.

Frequency: Other.
Collection Period: 2002 - 2003
Data Available: April 2005
Validated By: No Formal Verification.
Data would be supplied through external RSA contractor. No formal verification procedure applied.

 

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