Ongoing assessment of programs is at the core of building stronger and relevant consortia and agencies. Programs aligned to this area could focus on using data to inform consortia annual and 3-year planning, programming, and instruction, evaluation design, or engaging stakeholders in the evaluation process.
The report outlines how CAEP (formerly AEBG) defined the specific data each consortium shall collect, established a menu of common assessments and policies regarding placement of adults seeking education and workforce service into adult education programs, established agreements to share data related to effectiveness of consortia between their agencies and other state agencies, and identified the measures for assessing the effectiveness of consortia that will be used in legislative reports.
The Hanover Research Data Management evaluation explored challenges for student data collection, tracking, and management, common student data related challenges, the collection of certain types of data among students, faculty, and staff, and more. The study’s findings included the following recommendations: establish a data governance group, adopt multiple sets of student success measures, and explore publicly accessible databases.