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RA: Vocational Rehabilitation Training - FY 2007


CFDA Numbers: 84.129 - Rehabilitation Long-Term Training
84.246 - Rehabilitation Short-Term Training
84.264 - Rehabilitation Training_Continuing Education
84.275 - Rehabilitation Training_General 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 through continuing education.

Objective 1 of 3: To provide graduates who work within the vocational rehabilitation (VR) system to help individuals with disabilities achieve their goals.
Indicator 1.1 of 2: Numbers trained: The number of students supported by RSA scholarships and the number of RSA scholars graduating will remain stable.
 
Measure 1.1.1 of 2: The number of scholars supported by RSA scholarships.
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 2,378 2,050
2004 1,798 2,050
2005   2,100
2006   2,000
2007   2,000

Measure 1.1.2 of 2: The number of RSA-supported scholars graduating.
Year Actual Performance Performance Targets
1997
800
 
1998
817
 
1999
832
729
2000
764
688
2001
841
700
2002
817
700
2003
802
725
2004
598
725
2005
 
725
2006
 
725
2007
 
725

Source: Annual grantee reporting form.

Frequency: Annually.

Next Data Available: March 2006
 
 
Indicator 1.2 of 2: Percentage working: The percentage of graduates fulfilling their payback requirements through acceptable employment will increase annually.
 
Measure 1.2.1 of 1: The percentage of RSA-supported graduates fulfilling their payback requirements through acceptable employment.
Year Actual Performance Performance Targets
2000
72
70
2001
71
71
2002
85
72
2003
82
72
2004
81
74
2005
 
73
2006
 
83
2007
 
83

Source: Annual grantee reporting form.

Frequency: Annually.

Next Data Available: March 2006
 
Explanation: Targets were increased for 2006 since data indicate a higher performance level.
 
Objective 2 of 3: Maintain and upgrade the knowledge and skills of personnel currently employed in the public VR system.
Indicator 2.1 of 1: Qualified personnel: The percentage of currently employed VR state agency counselors who meet their state's Comprehensive System of Personnel Development (CSPD) standard will increase annually.
 
Measure 2.1.1 of 1: The 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
63
75
2003
67
77
2004
67
79
2005
 
70
2006
 
70
2007
 
70

Source: In-service annual grantee progress report.

Frequency: Other.

Next Data Available: March 2006
 
Explanation: The FY 2002 actual data has been updated to reflect final reports. Performance is expected to decrease as staff turnover remains very high due to retirements and other attrition and there is an insufficient pool of qualified candidates to replenish the staff positions. Program funding levels decrease while tuitions increase, lessening ability of program to keep up with demand.
 
Objective 3 of 3: To provide existing staff of the public vocational rehabilitation sector with continuing education to maintain and upgrade skills and knowledge.
Indicator 3.1 of 2: Knowledge and skills development: Percentage of staff of the public vocational rehabilitation sector who report improvement of skills and knowledge necessary for high quality performance.
 
Measure 3.1.1 of 1: The percentage of participants who report an improvement in their knowledge and skills acquisition.
Year Actual Performance Performance Targets
2006   999

Source: Project annual report Evaluation Instrument.
Date Sponsored: 06/30/2006.

Frequency: Other.

Next Data Available: January 2007

Limitations: Evaluation instruments vary across projects.

Improvements: Plan to develop common data collection instrument during FY 2005-2006 for use in all future years.
 
Explanation: The FY 2006 target is to establish a baseline. The 2007 target will be set after baseline data have been collected.
 
Indicator 3.2 of 2: Project activities consistent with needs assessment: The percentage of continuing education activities that are consistent with regional needs assessment.
 
Measure 3.2.1 of 1: The percentage of VR training project activities consistent with annual needs assessment.
Year Actual Performance Performance Targets
2006   999

Source: Trimester reports.
Date Sponsored: 06/30/2005.

Frequency: Other.

Next Data Available: November 2007

Limitations: Assessment comprehensiveness varies across projects.
 
Explanation: The FY 2006 target is to establish a baseline. The FY 2007 target will be determined once baseline is established.
 


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