What Evaluation Designs Are Right For My State?
3:00 PM ~ 4:00 PM ET
This webinar explores different evaluation types, describes what attendees can expect to learn from each evaluation type, and discusses important operational considerations for each evaluation type. Specifically, the session introduces Reemployment Service and Eligibility and Assessment Program (RESEA) managers to impact evaluations, other relevant studies.
The webinar seeks to enhance participants’ knowledge and build their capacity to understand, use, and develop credible and reliable evidence for their RESEA programs. This presentation provides an overview of different types of evaluations to help states understand which designs are most appropriate to help them achieve their goals with generating information about their RESEA programs. Attendees will learn about the need to develop causal evidence and receive practical tips applicable to each of the evaluation types. Presenters will discuss how the use of impact concepts lead to reliable studies that measure the impacts from RESEA interventions on claimant outcomes. The webinar will:
- Describe implementation and process studies and what you can learn from them;
- Discuss the concept of “impact” and how to measure it using control or comparison groups; and
- Introduce you to the different types of impact evaluation methods considered credible and reliable.
Gloria Salas-Kos, Senior Program Analyst and RESEA Evaluation Technical Assistance Coordinator, Office of Policy Development and Research, U.S. Department of Labor, Employment and Training Administration
Andrew Clarkwest, RESEA Evaluation Project Director, Abt Associates
Tresa Kappil, Senior Analyst, Abt Associates