ERIC Number: ED385709
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1995-Jan
Reference Count: N/A
A Review of the Oregon and Texas Experience in Building Performance Measurement and Reporting Systems: Data Selection, Collection, and Reporting. A Publication of the Performance Measurement Reporting and Improvement System Building Project.
Campbell, Michael D.
Texas' and Oregon's experiences in building a performance measurement and reporting information system (PMRIS) for their adult literacy programs were compared. The Oregon PMRIS development effort was a multiyear project involving 10 programs and calling for collection/reporting of data regarding 10 of 272 benchmarks recommended by the Oregon Workforce Quality Council. Efforts to develop the Texas PMRIS focused on measures characterizing the labor market success of Job Opportunities and Basic Skills Program participants. The following steps were among those identified as prerequisites for developing a PMRIS: ensure strong direction and commitment from the top; use externally imposed deadlines to further the process; involve potential audiences for information early in the process; focus on a process of continuous improvement; link performance measures directly to vision, benchmarks, and outcomes; balance the use of existing and new, more precise performance measures; and consider the full implications of standardizing data collection and reporting across agencies and programs. (Appendixes constituting approximately 70% of this document contain information on the following: history/experience of PMRIS development in Oregon and Texas, sample performance measures, and shared information systems in Oregon and Texas.) (MN)
Descriptors: Accountability, Adult Basic Education, Adult Literacy, Agency Cooperation, Case Studies, Comparative Analysis, Data Collection, Data Processing, Evaluation Criteria, Information Systems, Literacy Education, Outcomes of Education, Performance, Program Evaluation, Shared Resources and Services, State Standards, Statewide Planning, Systems Approach
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: National Inst. for Literacy, Washington, DC.
Identifiers - Location: Oregon; Texas