City/State Example

Massachusetts: Department of Education 2006-2007 State Report Card

On January 8, 2002, President Bush signed the No Child Left Behind Act of 2001 (NCLB) into law. The law calls for sweeping changes in public education. Among these is a new federal requirement that all states in receipt of Title I assistance must issue annual "report cards."

Publishing Date: 
June 15, 2006

Kentucky: Jefferson County Public School Data Tracking System

A few years ago, several Louisville entities, including city departments like the Greater Louisville Metro Parks Department and community groups like the Louisville Urban League, started collaborating to develop a data warehouse of information about the quality of living in Louisville.

Publishing Date: 
June 15, 2002

Iowa: Iowa Better Results for Kids, Outcomes, Indicators, and Measures

The State of Iowa reviews their methods of measurement of results for kids. There are three categories of indicators used: overarching indicators, system monitoring indicators and "pay-4-results" indicators.

Publishing Date: 
December 7, 2003

Illinois: Department of Children and Family Services. Program Improvement Plan (PIP) Resources

The Department of Children and Family Services shares many useful planning resources covering topics such as community college payment, youth employment, transitional servies, alcohol and drug intervention, scholarships and education training vouchers.

Publishing Date: 
June 15, 2003

Texas: State Auditor's Office Guide to Performance Measure Management

The State's performance measurement system is an integral part of agency and statewide planning and budgeting structures, evaluations and decision-making processes, and accountability systems. As such, it requires close, consistent, and coordinated attention in order to maintain its integrity and usefulness over time.

Publishing Date: 
December 15, 2006

Rhode Island: Rhode Island State Government. Primer, Thinking About Performance Measures

This is a primer to help Rhode Island state agencies develop and improve the performance measures that are required by Rhode Island State Law. The development of performance measures are part of a state strategic planning process which assesses where agencies are, what they have to work with, what their goals are and how they will attain those goals.

Publishing Date: 
June 15, 2003

Oregon: Oregon Progress Board. Linking Performance Measures to Benchmarks in the Budget Process

This powerpoint presentation by the Oregon Progess Board addresses these questions: Why measure performance? Why Oregon Benchmarks? and What makes a good performance measure? What is required in the budget process?

Publishing Date: 
March 15, 2002

Ohio: Ohio Family and Children First

The primary function of Ohio’s strategic plan is to mobilize child and family serving partners to assess and address through a community plan the resource needs of children and families, coordinate services for children and families by providing a venue for families requiring services where their needs may not have been adequately addressed in traditional agency systems, and engage and empower

Publishing Date: 
June 15, 2002