Thursday, December 13, 2018 3:00 PM ~ 4:30 PM ET

This interactive forum provides Evaluation Peer Learning Cohort members an opportunity to develop a specific research question around one of their workforce programs and discuss challenges and solutions in planning an evaluation to answer that question.  Participants will learn from each other about the different uses for the Evaluation Design and Implementation Assessment tool that further guide the development of meaningful research questions.


During this session, two members will present approaches toward examining program outcomes, developing effective research questions, and designing meaningful evaluations. The approaches will include: using administrative data sets to answer a research question; and testing a new model, strategy or intervention that leads to meaningful impacts. Cohort members will also work in small groups to develop program-related research questions in their state. Challenges and solutions related to designing and implementing evaluations will also be discussed. Lastly, cohort members will identify one or more research questions that can benefit from further study and action steps to support their evaluation plans.


Gloria Salas-Kos, Senior Research and Evaluation Analyst, Employment and Training Administration, U.S. Department of Labor


Scott Powell, Director of Research, Bureau of Labor Market Information and Strategic Initiatives

Jaime H. Pacheco-Orozco, Director, Strategic Planning, Research, and Evaluation, Economic and Workforce Development, City of Los Angeles

Karen Armstrong, Project Director, Dissemination and Technical Assistance, IMPAQ International