Analytic Support for Administration for Community Living (ACL)

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New Editions provides the Office of Program Evaluation (OPE) within the Administration for Community Living (ACL) analysis and technical assistance support. ACL strives to ensure that all people, regardless of age and disability, live with dignity, make their own choices, and participate fully in society. OPE coordinates data collection and analysis activities such as developing an integrated data collection strategy including overseeing Older American Act performance data systems; informing programmatic decisions about performance data including what data, how to collect the data and ensuring data quality, recommending analyses, defining data standards; managing and disseminating existing ACL data; meeting legislative needs of the agency; and developing a comprehensive performance management plan. The analytic and technical assistance provided through this contract will vary in scope and duration. Types of support provided include:

  • Developing training and technical assistance materials related to performance measurement, management, and evaluation;
  • Drafting and testing special survey modules;
  • Literature reviews and environmental scans;
  • Drafting issue briefs and info-graphics;
  • User testing for OPE products;
  • Conducting data analyses;
  • Providing advice regarding the selection of software and approaches for data analysis and presentation; and
  • Designing and conducting evaluations and special research studies.