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ERIC Number: ED559702
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2013-Aug
Pages: 8
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: N/A
The Chief Performance Officer in Education. Solutions. Issue No. 3
Nafziger, Dean
Building State Capacity and Productivity Center
A performance management system can help the state education agency (SEA) become more intentional about what it does and does not do, how work is done, and when to change course. Performance management does not define goals or identify specific strategies, but it puts in place systems that enable learning and adaptation to drive improvement and the achievement of goals. In organizations working toward multiple objectives, as is the case with SEAs, performance management supports the alignment of work so as to better advance strategic goals. Several states have established a Chief Performance Officer (CPO) position to assist the Chief State School Officer in improving performance management. This issue answers the question: How does establishing the role of a CPO--a person who works across functional and programmatic lines to assure that state resources are deployed in the most effective manner possible--assist the Chief State School Officer in driving continuous improvement within the state agency? In answering this question, this issue describes the responsibilities of a CPO; other types of organizations that utilize this position; the job description of a CPO within a state; and the qualifications of a CPO.
Building State Capacity and Productivity Center. Edvance Research, Inc. 9901 1H 10 West Suite 1000, San Antonio, TX 78230. Tel: 210-558-1902; e-mail:; Web site:
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Administrators
Language: English
Sponsor: Office of Elementary and Secondary Education (ED)
Authoring Institution: Edvance Research, Inc., Building State Capacity and Productivity Center (BSCP Center)
Identifiers - Location: Illinois; Kentucky; Louisiana; Maryland
Grant or Contract Numbers: S283B120042