Professor Couch Receives Evaluation Grant

couch (1)Ken Couch will lead a team of UConn researchers in evaluating pilot educational programs for welfare recipients in Connecticut.  The two-year evaluation grant, totaling more than $300,000, includes funding for two graduate students to participate in assessing the programs as a randomized study.  The educational programs follow the well-known Integrated Basic Education and Skills Training (I-Best) format developed in Washington state.  Professor Couch has conducted other research for the state regarding the functioning of the TANF program and participated in a working group that recommended piloting of the I-Best programs.