ERIC Number: ED329691
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1990-Jun
Reference Count: N/A
Technical Assistance Guide for JTPA Follow-up and Validation.
American Institutes for Research in the Behavioral Sciences, Palo Alto, CA.
The goal of the Job Training Partnership Act (JTPA) is long-term employability. To obtain feedback on the effectiveness of JTPA programs in promoting retention in the labor force, the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) requires states and service delivery areas (SDAs) to collect information on the postprogram outcomes of JTPA participants. This technical assistance guide helps states collect data. This guide helps all those involved in the JTPA follow-up process to obtain accurate, valid data that meet the federal reporting requirements, provide an equitable basis for incentive awards, and yield useful information for program management decisions at all levels. In addition, it presents a detailed description of follow-up and validation strategies gathered in a recent study conducted for the DOL. This study surveyed follow-up staff in 50 states and the District of Columbia and Puerto Rico, plus 151 SDAs were surveyed to determine how follow-ups are conducted, how accuracy of data is ensured, and what strategies are used for follow-up data collection. The guide is intended to help users adapt existing procedures or adopt new strategies to improve information obtained. Eight references, 8 appendices, and 21 exhibits are included in this report. The appendices include: (1) JTPA Annual Status Report and Instructions; (2) Worker Adjustment Annual Program Report and Instructions; (3) Example of State Follow-up Questionnaire; (4) Sample Request for Proposal for Follow-up Contractor; (5) How to Select a Random Sample; (6) Selected Survey Research References; (7) Procedures to Adjust for Nonresponse Bias; and (8) Follow-up Software. (NLA)
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Employment and Training Administration (DOL), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: American Institutes for Research in the Behavioral Sciences, Palo Alto, CA.
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: Job Training Partnership Act 1982