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Alabama PYs 2020-2023 Published Approved

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  • III. Operational Planning Elements

    The Unified or Combined State Plan must include an Operational Planning Elements section that supports the State’s strategy and the system-wide vision described in Section II(c) above.  Unless otherwise noted, all Operational Planning Elements apply to Combined State Plan partner programs included in the plan as well as to core programs.  This section must include—

III. b. 4. D. Evaluation

Describe how the State will conduct evaluations and research projects on activities under WIOA core programs; how such projects will be coordinated with, and designed in conjunction with, State and local boards and with State agencies responsible for the administration of all respective core programs; and, further, how the projects will be coordinated with the evaluations provided for by the Secretary of Labor and the Secretary of Education under WIOA. 

Current Narrative:

The State did not fully understand the difference between conducting an “assessment” and an “evaluation” during the previous two program years.  The State will work with the Innovation and Performance Accountability Committee of the State Workforce Board to develop a Technical Assistance Plan and seek guidance from federal agencies, workforcegps.org, and other resources.  A plan will also be developed for conducting an evaluation of the Alabama Workforce System using the information available from the new longitudinal data system, Alabama Terminal on Linking and Analyzing Statistics (ATLAS) on Career Pathways and other data available from partner agencies.