Research has found that high performing states in integrated employment generally have a clear and visible data collection system that includes individual outcome data. This essay offers a qualitative, in-depth look into how employment data is collected and used throughout multiple levels within state ID/DD systems. It details findings from state-level case studies conducted in four states: Florida, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, and Washington. Focus is on the development and use of employment data collection systems and their relationship to priorities, decision-making, and policy development.
Hall, A. C., Winsor, J., et al. Data Systems and Decision-Making: State ID/DD Agencies and Their Employment Data Collection Systems. Boston, MA: University of Massachusetts Boston, Institute for Community Inclusion.