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  • Program-Specific Requirements for Vocational Rehabilitation (Blind)

    The Vocational Rehabilitation (VR) Services Portion of the Unified or Combined State Plan [13] must include the following descriptions and estimates, as required by section 101(a) of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, as amended by title IV of WIOA:


    [13] Sec. 102(b)(2)(D)(iii) of WIOA

    • o. State's Strategies

      Describe the required strategies and how the agency will use these strategies to achieve its goals and priorities, support innovation and expansion activities, and overcome any barriers to accessing the VR and the Supported Employment programs (See sections 101(a)(15)(D) and (18)(B) of the Rehabilitation Act and section 427 of the General Education Provisions Act (GEPA)):

o. 6. Strategies to improve the performance of the State with respect to the performance accountability measures under section 116 of WIOA

Current Narrative:

ICBVI and IDVR  negotiated levels of performance for MSG’s, and began reporting data in PY2020. In PY 20, the negotiated level of performance was 38.5%.  The actual level of performance in PY 2020 for the Title IV programs was 52.6%.

In PY 2022, the Title IV programs expect to begin reporting on the remaining performance measures, with the exception of Effectiveness in Serving Employers.

The WIOA Core Partners completed a project in PY 2021which allowed the partners to track co-enrollment data across programs. This project was financed through a Workforce Data Quality Initiative (WDQI) grant.

While ICBVI has an agreement to access Idaho’s Statewide Longitudinal Data System (SLDS) in order to pull education related data elements that will allow ICBVI to better understand what factors promote quality sustained competitive integrated employment, unfortunately, the SLDS education data received to this point is not current enough to use for MSG performance.

The Commission has used the RSA Data Dashboards as an interim tool to better reporting under Section 116.  The Commission will continue to collect and analyze data to inform initial baseline thresholds to establish levels of performance to use for future negotiations with RSA.  We expect to have more complete baseline data by the 2024  plan submission and will then be able to articulate strategies for performance improvement based upon emerging trends and data.