U.S. DEPARTMENT OF LABOR
Employment and Training Administration
Washington, D. C. 20210

CLASSIFICATION

WIA/Random Assign. Eval.

CORRESPONDENCE SYMBOL

TPD

ISSUE DATE

January 12, 2001

RESCISSIONS

 

EXPIRATION DATE

Continuing

DIRECTIVE : TRAINING AND EMPLOYMENT INFORMATION NOTICE NO. 11-00
 
TO : ALL STATE WORKFORCE LIAISONS
ALL STATE WORKER ADJUSTMENT LIAISONS
ALL STATE EMPLOYMENT SECURITY AGENCIES
ALL ONE-STOP CAREER CENTER SYSTEM LEADS
 
FROM : LENITA JACOBS-SIMMONS
Deputy Assistant Secretary
 
SUBJECT : Ideas for Random Assignment Evaluation

 

  1. Purpose. To invite States to submit ideas for the random assignment evaluation required by the Workforce Investment Act (WIA).

  2. References. Workforce Investment Act of 1998 (Public Law 105-220), 172(c).

  3. Background. Section 172 of the Workforce Investment Act requires the Secretary to provide for the continuing evaluation of the programs and activities carried out under Title I. The section further states that evaluations shall use appropriate methodology and research designs, including the use of control groups chosen by random assignment. Further, the Secretary is required to conduct at least one multisite control group evaluation by the end of fiscal year 2005.

  4. Evaluations Under WIA. The Employment and Training Administration is now in the process of selecting the topic for the required random assignment evaluation. Some topics which have been suggested include:

  5. Action Required. Provide your ideas for random assignment evaluations and other comments to the address below by January 31, 2001.

  6. Inquiries. Evaluation ideas, as well as questions and comments, should be directed to Daniel Ryan, Office of Policy and Research, Employment and Training Administration, U.S. Department of Labor, 200 Constitution Avenue, N.W., Room N-5637, Washington, D.C. 20210 or by e-mail to dryan@doleta.gov.