ERIC Number: ED447312
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1999-Feb
Reference Count: N/A
Examination of the Data Requirements of the Workforce Investment Act and the Perkins Act of 1998. Report of the National Postsecondary Education Cooperative Working Group on Workforce Development.
This paper focuses on the data ramification of the Workforce Investment Act (WIA) and the Carl D. Perkins Vocational and Technical Education Act of 1998. Section 1 provides an outline of the role of these postsecondary institutions under WIA: members of the State and local boards; one-stop operators; one-stop partners; and eligible service providers. Section 2 discusses accountability provisions of WIA, the Adult Education and Family Literacy Act (AEFLA), and the Perkins Act. It addresses Title I of WIA which requires states and local areas to establish performance measures (core indicators of performance, customer satisfaction indicators of performance, levels of performance) and mandating sanctions for failure to meet state and local performance measures, national comparability of performance data, reports, and state evaluations. It considers two required AEFLA performance measures: indicators of performance and levels of performance. These requirements of the Perkins Act are discussed: core indicators of performance, additional and existing indicators of performance, state adjusted levels of performance, improvement plans and sanctions, annual report, and national activities. Section 3 discusses comparability of data elements and definitions and barriers to the implementation of the acts. Two matrixes compare the data requirements and definitions contained in the acts. (YLB)
Descriptors: Accountability, Adult Education, Compliance (Legal), Cooperative Programs, Coordination, Data Analysis, Data Collection, Educational Legislation, Evaluation Criteria, Federal Legislation, Federal Programs, Job Training, Labor Force Development, Performance, Postsecondary Education, Quality Control, Standards, Vocational Education
For full text: http://nces.ed.gov/npec/papers/brustMain.html.
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Center for Education Statistics (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: National Postsecondary Education Cooperative.
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: Carl D Perkins Vocational and Technical Education Act 1998; Workforce Investment Act 1998