ERIC Number: ED471543
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 2002-Nov
The Performance Blueprint: An Integrated Logic Model Developed To Enhance Performance Measurement Literacy: The Case of Performance-Based Contract Management.
Longo, Paul J.
This study explored the mechanics of using an enhanced, comprehensive multipurpose logic model, the Performance Blueprint, as a means of building evaluation capacity, referred to in this paper as performance measurement literacy, to facilitate the attainment of both service-delivery oriented and community-oriented outcomes. The application of this approach is illustrated in a short case study. By performance measurement literacy is meant the capacity of individuals and institutions to obtain, interpret, and understand performance measurement information and the competence to use such information to benefit clients, service delivery, and the community (P. Long, 2002). In the Performance Blueprint, the expanded logic model used by the Appalachian Partnership for Welfare Reform (APWR), the approach revolves around a representational depiction of an initiative's intended logic, or how inputs are expected to produce outcomes. The Blueprint makes distinctions between effort and effect and between output and outcome. The case study shows the application of the Performance Blueprint to enhance performance measurement literacy in the provision of training and technical assistance to APWR partners working to meet the needs of county-level agencies. One appendix defines andoperationalizes performance measurement literacy, and the other summarizes questions and considerations related to the four quadrants defined by M. A. Friedman (1997). (Contains 22 references.) (SLD)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
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Note: Paper presented at the Annual meeting of the American Evaluation Association (Arlington, VA, November 6-10, 2002).