2018 Illinois Compiled Statutes
Chapter 305 - PUBLIC AID
305 ILCS 50/ - Scientific Job Training Evaluation Act.

(305 ILCS 50/1)
Sec. 1. Short title. This Act may be cited as the Scientific Job Training Evaluation Act.
(Source: P.A. 89-389, eff. 1-1-96.)


(305 ILCS 50/5)
Sec. 5. Evaluation.
(a) The Department of Public Aid shall contract for a scientific evaluation of the effectiveness of its job training and education programs for recipients of aid under Article IV of the Illinois Public Aid Code.
(b) The methodology of the evaluation shall consist of a controlled experiment in which a statistically significant group of recipients of aid who are eligible for or volunteering to participate in the program is divided into 2 groups by a random assignment: an experimental group (which participates in the program) and a control group (which does not participate in the program). The effect of the program on its participants shall be evaluated by comparing the control and experimental groups.
(c) As used in this Section, "random assignment" means any established method that divides a population into 2 or more groups on a random statistical basis, thereby assuring initial homogeneity between experimental and control groups necessary for scientific comparison.
(d) If, within the 3 years preceding the effective date of this Act, the Department has done a scientific evaluation of a program with a statistically significant sample, using both a control group and an experimental group, then the Department is not required to repeat that evaluation under this Act.
(e) If an evaluation required under this Section is not completed before July 1, 1997, the Department of Human Services (acting as successor to the Department of Public Aid under the Department of Human Services Act) shall ensure that the evaluation is completed.
(Source: P.A. 89-380, eff. 1-1-96; 89-507, eff. 7-1-97.)


(305 ILCS 50/10)
Sec. 10. AFDC; separate analysis. In the case of any education and training program for recipients of aid under Article IV of the Illinois Public Aid Code, the Department of Public Aid shall contract for both an experimental evaluation as described in Section 5 of this Act and a separate statistical analysis to determine whether the availability of the education and training program has led to an increase or decrease in the number of applications for aid under Article IV of the Illinois Public Aid Code. If the evaluation and statistical analysis required under this Section are not completed before July 1, 1997, the Department of Human Services (acting as successor to the Department of Public Aid under the Department of Human Services Act) shall ensure that the evaluation and statistical analysis are completed.
(Source: P.A. 89-389, eff. 1-1-96; 89-507, eff. 7-1-97.)


(305 ILCS 50/15)
Sec. 15. Waiver. In the event that scientific evaluation of a particular program is prohibited by federal law or regulation, the evaluations will not begin until the necessary waivers have been obtained from the appropriate federal department.
(Source: P.A. 89-389, eff. 1-1-96.)


(305 ILCS 50/90)
Sec. 90. Repeal. Sections 5-1 and 5-5 of Public Act 88-412, which are known as the Job Training Evaluation Act, are repealed.
(Source: P.A. 89-389, eff. 1-1-96.)


Disclaimer: These codes may not be the most recent version. Illinois may have more current or accurate information. We make no warranties or guarantees about the accuracy, completeness, or adequacy of the information contained on this site or the information linked to on the state site. Please check official sources.