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Section 1: Executive Summary
Section 2: Introduction to the Framework and Summary of Equity
Section 3: Introduction to Evaluation
Section 4: Logic Models
Section 5: Evaluation Planning
Section 6: Selecting an Evaluator
Section 7: Implementing Evaluation
Section 8: Request for Data and Information
Section 9: Glossary, Key Terms, & Acronym List
Section 10: DOL Framework
Section 11: Resources

Introduction to the Framework and Summary of Equity

Evaluation is required on an ongoing basis under WIOA to ‘promote, establish, implement and utilize methods for continuously improving core program activities in order to achieve high-level performance within, and high-level outcomes from, the workforce development system.’ Evaluations should employ ‘rigorous analytical and statistical methods that are reasonably feasible, such as the use of control groups.’

To learn more about Evaluation under WIOA, view the WIOA Wednesday Webinar, “Evaluation Under WIOA: An Introduction” presented by Cynthia Forland of Forland Consulting LLC. The PDF presentation and the recording are below. 

Evaluation under WIOA: An Introduction – April 22, 2020


This video presents an overview of the evaluation under WIOA. It will review the key components of evaluation and preview many of the topics that will discussed in this framework.

This framework uses the following working vision of equity from the Annie E. Casey Foundation: Equity is “the state, quality, or ideal of being just, impartial and fair. The concept of equity is synonymous with fairness and justice. It is helpful to think of equity as not simply a desired state of affairs or lofty value. To be achieved and sustained, equity needs to be thought of as a structural and systemic concept.”

To learn more about the components of equity in evaluations, click on one of the following links: