Building thoughtful, targeted performance systems into public programs can create or boost incentives to improve services to low-income people. For anti-poverty programs, well-designed performance systems incent partners to effectively align services in cross-program pathway models for people with barriers to employment.
CLASP has analyzed and advocated for positive performance policies in a number of areas, including the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA), Adult Education and Family Literacy (AEFLA), Perkins Career and Technical Education Act (CTE), State Postsecondary Outcomes-based funding (OBF), Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF), and Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program Employment and Training (SNAP E&T), among others.
The U.S. Department of Education released the much-anticipated College Scorecard, a data tool that allows prospective students and others to view and compare information about colleges and universities.
CLASP encourages states to include in their plans a discussion of the specific linkage between state targeting policies for participants with barriers to economic success and the proposed goals for each of the common measures.
The Human Resources Subcommittee of the U.S. House Ways and Means Committee recently released a discussion draft of a TANF reauthorization bill for public comment. Section 7 of this draft includes a set of proposed measures of employment outcomes for TANF leavers. These comments on…
Last week, a bipartisan group of House Members introduced H.R.2518, the “Student Right to Know Before You Go” Act of 2015. The legislation would help students, families, and policymakers the information improve postsecondary education decisions.