13th Annual Summit Conference on Performance Management Excellence : Sessions

Using Data Tools to Understand the Youth Transition Population

Session Details

Data is not simply information; it is a powerful tool to understand the population that VR serves. This data is typically presented for children (ages 17 and younger) or adults (ages 18 and above). Our data team developed reports specific to the youth population—those youth and young adults ages 14-24—to provide information about the growing population of youth and young adults served by the VR system.

In this session, we will share the IEL Youth Transition Report and the Y-TAC State Data Reports. With discussants from the Virginia Department of Aging and Rehabilitative Services we will review data from their state and discuss how that data informs their understanding of the youth population they serve. Join us to learn about the youth population and how this information can inform your work.

Learning Objectives

  • Identify ways to use data in the VR context
  • Understand the value of using data in VR
  • Understand the importance of data quality
  • Share strategies to increase data use in VR

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Dahlia Shaewitz, Vice President, Disability, Employment, & Transition
The Institute for Educational Leadership

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Kristen Rowe, Grants & Systems Development Specialist
Virginia Department for Aging and Rehabilitative Services (DARS)
DARS Project Coordinator for the NIDILRR-funded Vocational Rehabilitation Return on Investment research project and Project Evaluation Coordinator for the RSA-funded Career Pathways for Individuals with Disabilities Project in Virginia

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Emily Cheng, Data Researcher
Institute for Educational Leadership

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Martin Kurylowski, Transition and Education Services Coordinator
Virginia Department for Aging and Rehabilitative Services

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.