Vocational Rehabilitation Program Evaluation Coach Toolkit

Vocational Rehabilitation Program Evaluation Coach Toolkit

Published: Sep 29, 2017
Publisher: Washington, DC: Mathematica Policy Research
Associated Project

Substantial Gainful Activity (SGA) Project Demonstration

Time frame: 2010-2017

Prepared for:

U.S. Department of Education, Office of Special Education and Rehabilitative Services


Mathematica Staff

In an ideal world, as vocational rehabilitation (VR) agency staff decide whether to implement or continue offering a VR program, policy, or service, they would base their decisions on how well the service meets their needs and improves outcomes for their clients. Mathematica Policy Research and the U.S. Department of Education’s Rehabilitation Services Administration are supporting program evaluations, including quick-turnaround rapid cycle evaluations, to help VR agencies test and evaluate services and service changes. The findings generated through the rapid cycle evaluation process can help VR staff make decisions by providing evidence on how well a service works. We have built a free, web-based tool—the VR Program Evaluation Coach—that guides users through the steps of conducting a program evaluation. This toolkit compiles a set of guides and resource documents designed to help users progress through the steps of the VR Program Evaluation Coach online tool to design and conduct their own program evaluations and pilot tests.

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