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ERIC Number: ED415383
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1996-Sep
Pages: 39
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: N/A
Workforce Development Evaluation in Texas: An Assessment. Revised.
King, Christopher T.; McPherson, Robert E.; Norris, Dave N.; Betsinger, Alicia
This paper offers an initial assessment of Texas' work force development evaluation and performance management efforts. Following an overview, section 2 clarifies distinctions between performance management and evaluation responsibilities such as purpose, definition, information produced, general question asked, and key questions addressed. Section 3 addresses differences between program- and systems-oriented evaluations. Section 4 identifies key agencies and programs and their roles and responsibilities in Texas work force development, including those for performance management and evaluation. Section 5 briefly describes major current and planned evaluation activities for the major Texas work force development system actors. Section 6 describes related performance review activities of other state agencies. Section 7 synthesizes these assessment findings: Texas features a relatively fragmented array of program-by-program performance management mechanisms; work force-related evaluations have been ad hoc; Texas is moving toward a systems evaluation orientation; although employers have been identified as the primary customer for work force services, they are not referred to in initiatives; and data collection and reporting systems are inadequate. It identifies gaps and issues in the current and planned efforts that constitute a mix of technical adjustments and corrections; data collection and reporting problems; and methodological difficulties. Section 8 contains 55 references. (YLB)
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: Texas State Council on Workforce and Economic Competitiveness, Austin.
Authoring Institution: Texas Univ., Austin. Center for the Study of Human Resources.
Identifiers - Location: Texas