The study was the first nationally representative experimental evaluation of a federal employment and training program for disadvantaged youth. From late 1994 to early 1996, nearly 81,000 eligible applicants nationwide were randomly assigned to either a program or control group.
Related Projects for Sheena McConnell
Evaluation of the Job Corps ProgramMar 23, 2016
Secondary Math Teachers from Teach For America and the Teaching Fellows ProgramsMar 15, 2016
Students assigned to TFA teachers scored higher than those assigned to comparison teachers, with the difference roughly equivalent to an additional 2.6 months of math instruction. Students taught by Teaching Fellows teachers had about the same math scores as peers taught by comparison teachers.
Individual Training Accounts: Testing Models of Paying for Job TrainingDec 24, 2015
We conducted the most comprehensive study to date of the long-term impacts of ITA models. Nearly 8,000 job seekers were randomly assigned to one of three models, followed in eight local workforce investment areas, and tracked six to eight years after they were offered training.
Workforce Investment Act Adult and Dislocated Worker Programs Gold Standard EvaluationMay 29, 2015
In 2008, the U.S. Department of Labor’s Employment and Training Administration commissioned Mathematica to conduct a national random assignment evaluation of the Workforce Investment Act Adult and Dislocated Worker programs' effectiveness.
Project GATE: Growing America Through EntrepreneurshipOct 08, 2014
This demonstration tested ways of helping emerging entrepreneurs create, sustain, and/or expand their existing small business. Project GATE operated in seven urban/rural sites in three states—Maine, Minnesota, and Pennsylvania.