This report reviews the Department of Labor’s Workforce Data Quality Initiative (WDQI) “grants and state efforts to develop [Consumer Report Card Systems] CRCSs” (p.v). This study has three main objectives:
• “To understand the relationship between the WDQI and state efforts to develop CRCSs, including describing WDQI states’ current systems for reporting outcomes for education/training programs, how the WDQI grants have been used to create or improve existing CRCSs, and the key factors related to successful CRCS implementation.
• To assess the degree to which states without existing CRCSs are prepared to implement them, focusing in particular on their existing data infrastructure.
• To identify how DOL [the U.S. Department of Labor] can support the implementation of CRCSs beyond the states with existing systems and improve the quality of CRCSs in states that already have them” (p.v-vi).
(Abstractor: Author and Website Staff)
Full publication title: Using Workforce Data Quality Initiative Databases to Develop and Improve Consumer Report Card Systems