Pennsylvania Department of Labor & Industry
2016 – 2019
Evaluation of Micro-credentials: Opportunity Through Stackable Achievements
For the outcomes evaluation, TPMA created a data tracking system, with common intake forms, to ensure participants were tracked consistently across partnerships. The outcomes evaluation measured enrollment, persistence, and completion of micro-credentials and pathways, and measured changes in participants’ employment status and wages. The cost evaluation assessed the cost per student outcome, the cost effectiveness of implementation, and the cost allocation of grant funds. TPMA partnered with Next Step Associates for the curriculum study and the Indiana Statistical Consulting Center for the predictive analysis.