ERIC Number: ED353474
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1992-Dec
Reference Count: N/A
Assessing State-Level Job Training Coordination: A Survey Design and Methodology Based upon the Massachusetts Experience. Research Report No. 92-01.
Ott, Attiat F.
A survey instrument developed in 1991 by the Massachusetts Job Council to ascertain basic information regarding funds spent on job training and to provide state policymakers with information about those being served and what services are being provided was used as a model to develop a program assessment instrument. The program assessment instrument was needed for assessing program objectives, organizational structure, modes of service delivery, federal-state partnerships, and funding for employment and training programs at the state level. The project developed two products: (1) a survey methodology and computer program that can be used by states to assess and coordinate their employment and training programs; and (2) a code book that explains access to the computer program and statistical analysis of data contained in the file. The survey contains two parts: a program survey that would be administered to each head of a state's work force development programs, and a substate area survey that would permit geographic analysis of the data and could be used as a mechanism for checking the accuracy of state-level information. Using this survey, states will be able to measure the following: funding levels, origin, and methods of allocation; distribution of funds by type of service provider; type of services provided; population groups served; and geographic distribution within service delivery areas. Any category or set of categories can be cross-referenced with other categories. (The survey instruments developed and instructions for using them and building a database are included in this document.) (KC)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: National Commission for Employment Policy (DOL), Washington, DC.
Identifiers - Location: Massachusetts