1:00 – 2:15 pm
Reviewing Low-cost Methods of Program Evaluation with a Goal of Adoption and Use of Data
Terry Donovan, PEQA-TAC, University of Wisconsin-Stout Vocational Rehabilitation Institute;
Cayte Anderson, University of Wisconsin-Madison, University of Wisconsin-Stout Vocational
Part A: Interactive discussion of low-cost, no-cost approaches to program evaluation and data analysis, including exploration of Microsoft products (Excel, Power BI, pivot tables) and others. Bring your own laptop and/or please be willing to share. Part B: Interactive discussion of methods and approaches to presenting evaluation information in ways that lead to adoption and use of the data. Exercises and templates for participants to develop persuasive arguments will be provided.
9:45 – 11:00 am
Best Practices in the Development and Implementation of Vocational Rehabilitation Internal Control Processes
Rachel Anderson, WINTAC, National Disability Institute; Betsy Hopkins, WINTAC, National Disability Institute; Matthew Markve, Idaho Vocational Rehabilitation; Teresa Pitt, Idaho Vocational Rehabilitation
State VR agencies need to develop Internal Controls as they move forward with developing new Policies and Procedures related to WIOA implementation. VR agency staff can explore a possible framework to use for developing their own internal control documents. Learn about risk assessments, monitoring and auditing issues, case review instruments and quality assurance activities, data validation and integrity, and case
management system controls.
Keynote: Rehabilitation Services Administration Presentation. WIOA at Year 5: Performance Accountability of the VR Program
Mark Schultz, Commissioner, RSA; Christopher Pope, Chief, Data Collections and Analysis Unit, RSA; Andrew Kerns, Information Technology Specialist, Data Collections and Analysis Unit
In partnership, RSA, CSAVR, NCSAB, and VR agencies are committed to rethinking the way we look at the performance of the VR program, improving results, and maintaining high expectations of both the VR program and individuals with disabilities. Using data in our decision making, we will identify strategies that RSA and VR agencies may adopt to foster continuous improvement, collaboration, and maximize high-quality employment opportunities for customers served by the VR program.
This event is provided with support from the Program Evaluation and Quality Assurance Technical Assistance Center (PEQA-TAC) grant from the Department of Education, Rehabilitation Services Administration (RSA) award number PR#H263B150004. The contents do not necessarily represent the policy of the Department of Education, and you should not assume endorsement by the Federal Government.