Analysis of National Job Corps Study data shows larger earning impacts for youth with medical limitations compared to others, and a reduced reliance on disability benefits. The Job Corps program warrants greater attention as an option for improving the adult outcomes of youth with disabilities.
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In 2010, Teach For America (TFA) launched a major expansion effort, funded in part by a five-year Investing in Innovation (i3) scale-up grant of $50 million from the U.S. Department of Education. This study examines the effectiveness of TFA elementary school teachers in the second year of the scale-up,...
Key insights for federal and state policymakers interested in piloting stay-at-work/return-to-work interventions.
This report presents findings from a study of the WIA Adult and Dislocated Worker programs’ impacts on employment and earnings.
The brief describes how family engagement programs integrated early math learning into their typical activities and lays out practical tips that emerged from their experience. It can guide practitioners and other stakeholders who are interested in integrating early math into their own programs.
This survey collects data on the employment-related activities of working-age SSDI and SSI beneficiaries. Mathematica has been conducting the NBS since its inception in 2004 and we will be implementing additional survey rounds in 2015, 2017, and 2019.
Mathematica’s National Study of the Effectiveness of Educational Technology Interventions was a rigorous evaluation of the efficacy of technology applications designed to improve student learning in math and reading in grades K-12.
The Money Follows the Person Demonstration is a federal initiative to help states reduce their reliance on institutional care for people needing long-term care, and expand options for elderly people and individuals with disabilities to receive care in the community.
This national evaluation of charter schools addressed questions about the impacts of charter schools on students' achievement, students' school success, and parents' satisfaction.
Improving the Outcomes of Youth with Medical Limitations Through Comprehensive Training and Employment Services: Evidence from the National Job Corps Study
How Individual and Environmental Factors Affect Employment Outcomes
State Vocational Rehabilitation (VR) agencies provide services to a diverse population of approximately one million people with disabilities annually (RSA, 2016) seeking support to achieve their independent living and employment goals.
What Have We Learned Using Merged Administrative Data from the Social Security Administration and the Rehabilitation Services Administration?
The studies provide rich contextual information about how enrollment for services is related to employment and disability program outcomes but limited evidence regarding impacts.
Transitions and Vocational Rehabilitation Success: Tracking Outcomes for Different Types of Youth
Recent federal policy changes require vocational rehabilitation (VR) agencies to increase the share of spending they allocate to services for specific types of transition-age youth, though limited information exists about the outcomes for these different types.
Using Administrative Data to Explore the Employment and Benefit Receipt Outcomes of Vocational Rehabilitation Applicants Years after Program Exit
This study used linked administrative data from the Social Security Administration (SSA) and Rehabilitation Services Administration (RSA) to explore the employment, Supplemental Security Income (SSI) payment receipt, and Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) benefit receipt outcomes of VR applicants...