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common measures for the workforce investment act wia

Common Measures for the Workforce Investment Act (WIA)

An equal opportunity employer/program. Auxiliary aids and services are available upon request to individuals with disabilities. All voice telephone numbers on this document may be reached by persons using TTY/TDD equipment via the Florida Relay Service at 711.

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An equal opportunity employer/program. Auxiliary aids and services are available upon request to individuals with disabilities. All voice telephone numbers on this document may be reached by persons using TTY/TDD equipment via the Florida Relay Service at 711.

Workforce Summit 2005

establishing common measures
Establishing CommonMeasures
  • President’s Management Agenda
  • Affects six agencies (29 programs)
    • Department of Labor
    • Department of Education
    • Department of Health and Human Svcs.
    • Department of Veterans Affairs
    • Department of the Interior
    • Department of Housing and Urban Development
  • TEGL 17-05 issued on February 17, 2006
    • Rescinds TEGLs 28-04 and 15-03
    • Policy applies to DOL funded programs only
    • July 1, 2005, implementation for W-P, VETS and WIA; October 1, 2005, implementation for TAA
benefits of common measures
Benefits of Common Measures
  • Focus on the core purposes of the workforce system; employment for adults and skill gain for youth
  • Break down barriers tointegration resulting from different definitions, data and reports for each workforce program
  • Resolve questions raised by GAO and other oversight agencies regarding the consistency and reliability of data
  • Reduce confusion among our customers and stakeholders who want to know about results
the common measures
The Common Measures
  • Adult measures: (Adults and DWs)
    • Entered employment
    • Employment retention
    • Earnings increase (PY 05)
    • Average Earnings (PY 06)
  • Youth and lifelong learning measures: (Ages 14-21)
    • Placement in employment or education
    • Attainment of a degree or certificate
    • Literacy or numeracy gains
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Common measure outcomes will be collected through revised reports

Common measure definitions replace existing program-specific performance measure definitions where possible

Efficiency measures to be computed at Federal level only

Roll-Out of Common Measures

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WIA Adult Program MeasuresRoll-Out of Common Measures

WIA Adult Core Performance Measures

  • Adult CommonPerformance Measures

Adult entered employment rate

Entered employment rate

Adult employment retention rate

Employment retention rate at six months

Adult earnings increase (PY 05)

Adult average earnings (PY 06)

Earnings gain

Employment and credential rate

Note: Regions have negotiated performance goals for entered employment, retention, earnings gain & credential for PY05 and PY06.

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WIA Dislocated Worker Program MeasuresRoll-Out of Common Measures

WIA Dislocated WorkerPerformance Measures

  • Adult CommonPerformance Measures

Adult entered employment rate

Entered employment rate

Employment retention rate at six months

Adult employment retention rate

Adult earnings increase (PY 05)

Adult average earnings (PY 06)

Earnings replacement

Employment and credential rate

Note: Regions have negotiated performance goals for entered employment, retention, earnings gain and credential measures for PY05 and PY06.

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WIA Youth Program MeasuresRoll-Out of Common Measures

Youth Common Performance Measures

  • States have negotiated performance goals for WIA programs according to Federal measures for PY 2005 and PY 2006

Older Youth

Entered employment

Employment retention

Earnings change

Employment and credential rate

Younger Youth

Skill attainment rate

Diploma attainment rate

Retention rate

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WIA Youth Program MeasuresRoll-Out of Common Measures

Youth Common Performance Measures

  • Placement in employment or education/ advanced training (PY05)
  • Attainment of a degree or certificate (PY05)
  • Literacy and Numeracy gains (PY06)

As of 06/15/2006 there has been no negotiated performance goals for the youth common measures.

program participation
Program Participation
  • A participant is a person who is determined eligible to participate in a program and receives a service funded by the program in a physical location
  • The date of participation is the date of the first service after eligibility determination
  • Individuals who receive services that are accessed by virtual means outside of the program’s facility need not, but may, be treated as participants
program participation1
Program Participation
  • Generally, all participants will be taken into account when computing performance outcomes under the common measures
  • Two types of participants may be excluded from the performance calculations:
      • Participants who do not voluntarily disclose valid Social Security numbers
      • Participants who are excluded from the calculations by law (death, health/medical, institutionalized, etc.)
minimum data needed from self service participants
Minimum Data Needed from Self-Service Participants
  • At a minimum, data needed from self-service participants:
    • social security number (SSN)
    • employment status at the point ofparticipation.
  • Upon request of a customer’s SSN, the customer must also be offered the opportunity to provide Equal Employment/demographic information.
program exit
Program Exit
  • Exit (for reporting purposes) occurs when . . .
    • Participant does not receive a service or partner service for 90 consecutive calendar days;
    • Participant has no planned gap in service; and
    • Participant is not scheduled for future services
  • Date of exit is applied retroactively to the last day of service funded by the program or partner program
  • The State has the capability to track partner services in order to extend the date of exit
program exit1
Program Exit
  • Days included in any planned gap in services do not count when determining the exit date
    • Delay before the beginning of training
    • Health condition or providing care for a family member with a health condition
    • Temporary move from the area
    • All gaps in service must be documented
exclusions from performance
Exclusions from all common measures:

Persons institutionalized (exceptions are detained Responsible Reintegration of Youthful Offenders and disabled individuals residing in institutions)

Persons unable to continue due to health/medical or family care reasons

Deceased

Reservists called to active duty

Relocated to a mandated residential program (youth only)

To be excluded from performance calculations, the event must be expected to last 90 days or more

Exclusions from Performance
adult entered employment

Of those not employed at participation:

Number employed in quarter after exit

Number of exiters

Computing Outcomes

AdultEntered Employment
  • Employment at participation is based on information from the individual -- not wage records
  • Exclude adults employed at the time of participation
  • Include adults employed at the time of participation who are on layoff notice
  • Supplemental data will not be used in Florida
  • Wage records only will be used to determine employment in the quarter after exit
adult entered employment1

Excluded

YES

NO

Numerator

YES

Employed in quarter after exit?

YES

Denominator

NO

AdultEntered Employment

Employed at participation?

adult employment retention

Of those employed in the quarter after exit:

Number employed in both the 2nd and 3rd quarters after exit

Number of exiters

Computing Outcomes

AdultEmployment Retention
  • Based on those employed in quarter after exit
  • Employment in the 1st, 2nd and 3rd quarters after exit does not have to be with the same employer
  • Must be employed in both the 2ndand 3rd quarters after exit to count as retained
  • Only UI Wage records will be used
  • Supplemental data will not be used in Florida
adult employment retention1

Excluded

NO

YES

Numerator

YES

Employed in 2nd and 3rd qtr.

after exit?

YES

Denominator

NO

AdultEmployment Retention

Employed in quarter after exit?

adult earnings increase

Of those employed in the quarter after exit:

-

Earnings in 2nd and 3rd quarter after exit

Earnings in 2nd and 3rd quarter prior to participation

Number exiters

Computing Outcomes

Adult Earnings Increase
  • For program year 05-06 only
  • Only wage records may be used for determining

pre-program and post-program earnings

  • Includes same population as the adult retention measure
  • Likely to be negative for dislocated workers
adult earnings increase1
Adult Earnings Increase

NO

Excluded

Employed in qtr. after exit?

YES

Included

adult average earnings

Of those employed in the first, second, and third quarters after exit:

Total earnings in the 2nd quarter plus total earnings in the 3rd quarter after exit

Number exiters

Computing Outcomes

Adult Average Earnings
  • Effective July 1, 2006
  • Only wage records may be used for determining

average earnings

  • Includes same population as the adult retention measure
adult average earnings1

NO

NO

Adult Average Earnings

Excluded

NO

Employed in qtr. after exit?

YES

NO

Employed in 2nd qtr. after exit?

YES

Employed in 3rd qtr. after exit?

YES

Included

youth measures requirements
Youth Measures Requirements
  • Reporting for Program Year ending June 2006:
    • 7 current WIA youth measures (4 OY and 3 YY) – negotiate on these for accountability
    • First 2 youth common measures (placement and certificate)
    • Lit/Num common measure required for new youth enrolled beginning July 1, 2006
    • No negotiation on Lit/Num measure in PY 05
youth common measures
Youth Common Measures
  • Placement in Employment, Education, or Training
  • Attainment of a Degree/Certificate
  • Literacy/Numeracy Gains

Note: Youth Common Measures include all youth, no longer a distinction between younger/older youth

placement in employment or education

Computing Outcomes

Placement In Employment or Education

Of those who are not in post-secondary education, employment, or the military at participation:

Number of youth in employment, military service, enrolled in post-secondary education, advanced training, or occupational skills training in the quarter after exit

Number of exiters

youth and lifelong learning placement in employment or education
Youth and Lifelong LearningPlacement In Employment or Education
  • Excludes youth in employment, military service, or post-secondary education at participation
  • Includes youth in secondary education at exit
  • Employment, military and education status at participation are based on information from the youth
youth and lifelong learning placement in employment or education1
Youth and Lifelong LearningPlacement in Employment or Education
  • Employment and military service in the 1st quarter after exit is based on UI wage data
  • Includes first quarter after exit only
  • Currently no common measures for retention or earnings change
youth and lifelong learning placement in employment or education2

Numerator

YES

YES

NO

Denominator

Did the qualifying outcome

occur in the 1st quarter

after exit?

NO

Youth and Lifelong LearningPlacement in Employment or Education

In post-secondary education,

employment, or the military at

participation?

Excluded

YES

attainment of degree or certificate

Computing Outcomes

Attainment of Degree or Certificate

Of those enrolled in education at participation or any time during the program:

Number attaining a diploma, GED or certificate by the end of the 3rd quarter after exit

Number of exiters

youth and lifelong learning attainment of degree or certificate
Youth and Lifelong LearningAttainment of Degree or Certificate
  • Education refers to secondary school, post-secondary school, adult education, or any organized program of study approved by the Florida Department of Education
  • Includes youth in secondary school at exit
  • Outcome can be attained during participation
  • Diploma is any credential the Florida Department of Education accepts as equivalent to a high school diploma
youth and lifelong learning attainment of degree or certificate1

Computing Outcomes

Youth and Lifelong LearningAttainment of Degree or Certificate
  • Defining “certificate”…
    • awarded in recognition of an attainment of measurable technical or occupational skills necessary to gain employment or advance within an occupation.
    • Technical or occupational skills are based on standards developed or endorsed by employers.
    • Recognition of generic pre-employment and/or work readiness skills are not considered certificates.
  • Definition applies only to youth attainment of degree or certificate common measure
definition of certificate cont
Definition of Certificate (cont.)
  • Awarding Institutions include:
    • A State educational agency
    • Institution of higher education
    • Professional, industry or employer organization or a product manufacturer
    • Registered apprenticeship program
    • Public regulatory agency
    • A program approved by the Dept of Veterans Affairs
    • Office of Job Corps
    • Indian Tribe Higher Education Institution
youth and lifelong learning attainment of degree or certificate2

Excluded

NO

YES

Numerator

Attained diploma, GED or

certificate by the end

of the 3rd quarter after exit?

YES

YES

Denominator

NO

Youth And Lifelong LearningAttainment of Degree or Certificate

Enrolled in education at

participation or any time

during the program?

youth and lifelong learning literacy or numeracy gains

Computing Outcomes

Youth and Lifelong LearningLiteracy or Numeracy Gains

Of those out-of-school youth who are basic skills deficient:

Number who increase one or more educational functioning levels

Number who completed a year of participation

Number who exit before completing a year of participation

+

youth and lifelong learning literacy or numeracy gains1
Youth and Lifelong LearningLiteracy or Numeracy Gains
  • Excludes youth who are not basic skills deficient
  • Excludes youth who are in-school
  • Includes individuals with learning disabilities
  • To be in the numerator, an individual must advance one or more Adult Basic Education (ABE) or English as a Second Language (ESL) functioning levels
youth and lifelong learning literacy or numeracy gains2
Youth and Lifelong LearningLiteracy or Numeracy Gains

Tests cross-walked with ABE and ESL levels include:

  • Comprehensive Adult Student Assessment Instrument (CASAS)
  • Test of Adult Basic Education (TABE)
  • Adult Basic Learning Examination (ABLE)
  • Student Performance Levels for ESL
  • Basic English Skills Test (BEST) for ESL
  • WorkKeys (for the top 3 ABE levels)
youth and lifelong learning literacy or numeracy gains3
Youth and Lifelong LearningLiteracy or Numeracy Gains
  • Individuals should be pre-tested within 60 days of the participation date or obtain a pre-test completed by a partner agency within 6 months of the participation date may be used
  • Requires the use of the same standardized test for both pre and post assessments
  • Individuals with disabilities should be accommodated according to guidelines associated with the assessment tool and state law or policies
  • Individuals should be post-tested by the end of one year of participation and compared to pre-test results obtained during the initial assessment
youth and lifelong learning literacy or numeracy gains4

Computing Outcomes

Youth and Lifelong LearningLiteracy or Numeracy Gains
  • If a youth continues to be basic skills deficient after the first 12 months of participation, then s/he should continue to receive training in literacy and/or numeracy skills until they become basic skills sufficient
  • Participants should be post-tested and included in the measure at the completion of the 2nd year
  • Only included in measure a second time if they complete a full 2nd year in program
if you have questions
If you have questions:

Antonio L. Carter

Senior Management Analyst Supervisor

One-Stop & Program Support

Department of Economic Opportunity

(850)245-7406

tony.carter@deo.myflorida.com