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Model Transition Program Research and Evaluation Goals
The Employment and Disability Institute's Model Transition Program (MTP) research
and evaluation team is utilizing the elements of the logic model, as conceptualized
by the Kellogg Foundation (http://www.wkkf.org/ ) and adopted by NIDRR
as a way of understanding and evaluating MTP organizational structure and processes. The logic model identifies:
project goals, measures of effectiveness, supporting activities and supporting resources.
As a result, we have designed all data collection and information dissemination to address the following:
- Quality VR Referrals and successful closures by increasing the number of
youth who are successfully referred to New York’s Vocational Rehabilitation (VR)
system by New York State schools.
- Improved Results, exceeding national standards by increasing the percentage
of youth referred into the VR system that successfully complete an Individualized
Plan for Employment (IPE) and obtain and keep a job.
- Increased Collaboration by examining current and newly developed school and
agency relationships where resources and responsibility are shared in order to
better support the successful transition of students with disabilities.
- Sustained Practice by providing the New York State Education Department with
valuable information received from MTP participants about potentially effective
practices ultimately informing policy development.