Tip: Make comparisons across more and less effective projects/programs. Factors common across effective programs may also be common across ineffective projects/programs.
Tip: When using existing data sets for comparison groups, determine the process that was used to categorize participant race/ethnicity and disability status and then use a similar process to categorize your participants to ensure data are comparable.
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