Performance Measures

Performance measures can be used to meet a variety of youth program goals and gauge program success or failure. Performance can be measured in many different ways, with varying definitions and methodologies. The following information provides background and guidance on the use of performance measurement systems and recommendations for adjusting performance and providing incentives to encourage services to disadvantaged adults and youth and other hard-to-serve target populations.

Performance Measurement In The New Workforce Development Environment: A Background Paper

This Policy Brief offers a simple primer for the dialogue based on a review of the literature; that is, it is a descriptive background paper about WIA’s performance measurement requirements, including those of the mandated partners. The paper is organized to offer a common understanding of key terminology and then briefly describes the history of performance accountability in the workforce development system beginning with the Government Performance and Results Act through the current push toward common measures across programs.

Performance Measures - Adjustment And Incentives

This paper reviews what we know about performance measures and their effects and highlights key issues and approaches for addressing adjustments to them.

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