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California Community Colleges Economic And Workforce Development Program; Chapter 7. Reporting   

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Prior to January 1, 2015, the chancellor shall contract for an independent evaluation of the effectiveness of the program in achieving the specific program goals and objectives set forth in this part. This performance evaluation shall include, but not necessarily be limited to, specific conclusions about the strengths and weaknesses of the program, as well as specific recommendations for strategies to improve the effectiveness of the program. The evaluation shall include an analysis of available outcome accountability performance measures and data for program participants. To the extent feasible, the analysis shall use experimental, quasi-experimental, or controlled case comparison methodology to compare outcome measures for program participants with a suitable control group to assess and isolate the impact of the program on program participants. The chancellor shall provide the findings of the study to the Legislature no later than March 1, 2016. This report shall be submitted in compliance with Section 9795 of the Government Code.

(Added by Stats. 2012, Ch. 361, Sec. 2.)