Program Evaluation of ARC’s Education and Workforce Development Projects: 2000-2008

Author(s): Gary Silverstein and Melissa Bryce; Diana Long; and Steve Landau
Author Organization(s): Westat, Rahall Transportation Institute, and Economic Development Research Group

In 2010, ARC commissioned an evaluation of education and workforce development projects funded between fiscal years 2000 and 2008. The purpose of the study was to document the characteristics of the projects and the range of outcomes associated with the projects; to assess the feasibility of encouraging grantees to report additional performance measures; and to recommend ways of enhancing the collection and use of the project data. This report presents findings from the evaluation and recommendations for enhancing ARC’s performance measurement procedures. It also outlines data collection and use procedures in comparable federal programs.