Session Overview Background / History Panelist Introductions Panelist Discussion Audience Q & A / Discussion
Employment Verification: Lessons Learned Background / History Why was the employment data reporting requirement implemented? What did we expect to find out by doing this six month trial? What did we actually find…so far?
Employment Verification: Lessons Learned Why did the EAB implement this data verification reporting process? Began collecting employment data in mid 1990s. Ensure integrity and reliability of data being reported. Quality, accountability, institutional effectiveness. Data is central to evaluating the success of schools and their completers.
Employment Verification: Lessons Learned What did the EAB expect to find out by doing this six-month trial? How many schools would be able to report the data? Are there sector specific issues related to reporting data? What issues/problems did schools have in reporting the data? What changes need to be considered for future reporting?
Employment Verification: Lessons Learned What did the EAB find? ~50% schools provided complete or partial data. Schools reported annual data will be easier to report. Contact with employers was least reported data. Summary of Reporting Categories –Employer Name – 35% –Position/Title – 50% –Employer Contact Information – 50% –Start Date – 40% –Contacted Employer – 30%
Employment Verification: Lessons Learned Panelist Introductions Joe Deschler, Radio 1 Broadcast School Melissa Howard, Howard Academy for the Metal Arts Wendy Kandel, ITT Educational Services Fritz Oppenlander, Upper Iowa University
Employment Verification: Lessons Learned Panelist Discussion How did your school prepare for gathering the employment verification data? When you attempted to complete the EV form, did you encounter barriers/problems? How much time was required to gather the employment information? What lessons has your institution learned that will make the employment verification process easier/better for next years renewal process? Are there change the EAB should consider to improve the process?