Vocational Rehabilitation State Grants
Performance Information available on RSA.ED.GOV
- Ad Hoc Query
Ad Hoc Query allows users to run customized queries against RSA data. Users may run a previously saved query, or may create a new query from scratch by choosing from the RSA forms listed at this location on the RSA website.
- Agency Report Card
The Agency Report Cards spreadsheets listed at this location on the RSA.ED.GOV website contain 95 different data elements for each year. The "Underlying Tables" spreadsheet lists the results of all 80 agencies for each data element. The group has an index from which each table is linked as well as an explanation of the data element. The "Agency Report Cards" lists each agency's results on all 95 data elements.
- Annual Review Reports
RSA publishes Annual Review Reports for each of the 80 state VR agencies. The reports are written in non-technical language for the general public and contain two appendixes that include statutory and regulatory definitions and reporting requirements and a guide for technical users on how to find the source for the tables in the report.
- Evaluation Standards and Performance Indicators for the Vocational Rehabilitation Services Program
Each year, State VR agencies must report program performance data to RSA by December 1st (60 days after the end of the fiscal year). RSA has established minimum levels of performance for each performance indicator. State agencies that do not meet these performance levels must develop a Program Improvement Plan (PIP) outlining specific actions to be taken to improve program performance. RSA also provides technical assistance to those State agencies that perform below the established performance levels. RSA.ED.GOV provides the capability of querying the data for multiple years (from 2004 to the most recent data), and downloading the entire dataset, or of selected States. Read more about Evaluation Standards and Performance Indicators.
- Monitoring Reports and Tables
Section 107 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, as amended (Act), requires the commissioner of the Rehabilitation Services Administration (RSA) to conduct annual reviews and periodic on-site monitoring of programs authorized under Title I of the Act to determine whether a state VR agency is complying substantially with the provisions of its state plan under Section 101 of the Act and with the Evaluation Standards and Performance Indicators established under Section 106. RSA also publishes Monitoring Reports and Tables used in monitoring.
RSA reports on the performance of its programs under the Government Performance and Results Act (GPRA).
- Quick Tables
Quick Tables allows users to run pre-defined tables against data of choice or generate custom tables and graphs from RSA data. Users can choose to build a customized table, view core tables for VR agencies and/or view Centers for Independent Living performance data.
- Research and Statistics
For the purposes of improving program management and effectiveness, RSA evaluates all programs authorized by the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, as amended. In this section readers will find summary Research 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.
- RSA Reports
Users may view all available reports for a given form.
- Wall Chart of State Vocational Rehabilitation Performance
The Wall Chart contains the results of various performance measures of the 80 State VR agencies grouped by type of agency (general, blind, and combined).
(June 24, 2014)
- Annual Report to Congress
The RSA Annual Report to Congress provides a description of the activities of RSA under the Rehabilitation Act. RSA is the principal agency for carrying out Titles I, III, VI and VII, as well as specified portions of Title V of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, as amended.
- Comprehensive Statewide Needs Assessment (CSNA)
The Comprehensive Statewide Needs Assessment (CSNA) (also known as the Vocational Rehabilitation or VR Needs Assessment Guide) and its Appendices provide state VR agencies and State Rehabilitation Councils (SRC) with fundamental tools necessary to meet the requirements of a fully developed comprehensive statewide needs assessment (CSNA).
- Email Updates
RSA uses the Department of Education’s email subscription service to provide updated topical information to a broad audience of stakeholders. Data collection and analysis, research, and related performance topics are among the areas addressed. Subscription to the available list of categories is available at the link below.
- Publications and Products
RSA and its partners, through their programs, projects and activities, develop a wide range of publications and other resources to inform and assist agencies, providers, individuals with disabilities, their families and others.
(June 24, 2014)
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