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Current Study

State Exchange on Employment and Disability (SEED) Evaluation


  • The purpose of this study is to better understand the efficiency and practicality of the Office of Disability Employment Policy's (ODEP's) State Exchange on Employment & Disability (SEED). SEED is a collaborative model dedicated to ensuring that state policymakers have the tools and resources they need to develop and disseminate meaningful polices related to disability-inclusive workforce development.

Research Questions:

  • What is the "SEED Model" and how can it be articulated? What differentiates it from normal ODEP approaches to disseminating policy to states?
  • What set of state-level needs was SEED attempting to address?
  • How were intermediaries engaged to transfer policy to the state level?
  • What were the benefits and drawbacks of using intermediaries to transfer policy?
  • What processes were planned for transferring policy to the state level?
  • How closely was the plan for transferring policy followed? What were the perceived causes and implications of deviations from this plan?

Key Components:

  • Evaluability Assessment
  • Interviews with SEED participants
  • State Survey
  • Data Analysis and Reporting

Project Duration: 39 Months

Contract End Date: December 2018

Contractor: Coffey Consulting, LLC with American Institutes for Research


Completed Reports

Completed Reports

Title of Study

Release Date

State Exchange on Employment and Disability (SEED) Evaluation

August 2017

All CEO completed reports can be found on our Completed Reports page.