PACE Six-Year Follow-Up Analysis Plan

PACE Six-Year Follow-Up Analysis Plan

The Pathways for Advancing Careers and Education (PACE) project is a study of nine programs that use a “career pathways” framework for increasing education, employment, and self-sufficiency among low-income individuals and families. Funded by the Administration for Children and Families (ACF) within the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, PACE includes three rounds of analysis—at 18 months, three years, and six years after random assignment. The first round of reports covered program implementation and impacts at 18 months after random assignment. The second round of reports is currently being finalized and covers impacts and, in some sites, costs and benefits at three years. All reports are or will be published on the ACF Office of Planning, Research, and Evaluation (OPRE) website.

This Analysis Plan describes plans for the third round of reports, covering a six-year follow-up period. It is the third supplement to the Evaluation Design Report (Abt Associates 2014), which provided general plans for the PACE project. Two prior supplements (Abt Associates 2015; Judkins, Fein, and Buron 2018) described plans for the earlier reports.

Fein, David, David Judkins, and Larry Buron. PACE Six-Year Follow-Up Analysis Plan. 2021. OPRE Report 2021-29. Washington, DC: Office of Planning, Research, and Evaluation, Administration for Children and Families, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.