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Workforce Investment Act (WIA) Performance Measures

 
The core performance measures are the key measures of success in achieving the legislative goals of WIA. The measures are used to: set agreed upon performance goals on a State and local level; ensure comparability of state performance results to maintain objectivity in measuring results for incentive and sanction determinations; and provide information for system wide reporting and evaluation for program improvement.

More WIA Guidance

Quick View of 17 WIA Measures:

Adult Program
  1. Entry into unsubsidized employment;
  2. Retention in unsubsidized employment six months after entry into the employment;
  3. Earnings received in unsubsidized employment six months after entry into the employment; and
  4. Attainment of a recognized credential relating to achievement of educational skills, which may include attainment of a secondary school diploma or its recognized equivalent, or occupational skills, by participants who enter unsubsidized employment.
Dislocated Worker Program
  1. Entry into unsubsidized employment;
  2. Retention in unsubsidized employment six months after entry into the employment;
  3. Earnings received in unsubsidized employment six months after entry into the employment relative to earnings of job of dislocation; and
  4. Attainment of a recognized credential relating to achievement of educational skills, which may include attainment of a secondary school diploma or its recognized equivalent, or occupational skills, by participants who enter unsubsidized employment.
Youth Program

Older Youth (aged 19-21)
  1. Entry into unsubsidized employment;
  2. Retention in unsubsidized employment six months after entry into the employment;
  3. Earnings received in unsubsidized employment six months after entry into the employment; and
  4. Attainment of a recognized credential relating to achievement of educational skills, which may include attainment of a secondary school diploma or its recognized equivalent, or occupational skills, by participants who enter unsubsidized employment or who enter postsecondary education, advanced training or unsubsidized employment.
Younger Youth (aged 14-18)
  1. Attainment of basic skills and, as appropriate, work readiness or occupational skills;
  2. Attainment of secondary school diplomas and their recognized equivalents; and
  3. Placement and retention in postsecondary education, advanced training, military service, employment, or qualified apprenticeships.
Across Funding Streams
  1. Customer satisfaction for participants; and
  2. Customer satisfaction for employers.