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ERIC Number: EJ776080
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2007-Oct
Pages: 5
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 5
ISSN: ISSN-1934-9556
National Core Indicators: Ten Years of Collaborative Performance Measurement
Bradley, Valerie J.; Moseley, Chas
Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities, v45 n5 p354-358 Oct 2007
In the past 10 years, people have witnessed significant changes in the nature and extent of the publicly financed systems of services and supports for individuals with developmental disabilities and their families. Growing service needs, declining state revenues, mounting pressures on federal and state Medicaid budgets, and heightened federal quality management expectations are placing increasing demands on state developmental disabilities agencies to improve accountability, more effectively track outcomes, and strengthen their capacity to assess and improve service quality and responsiveness. The initiation of the National Core Indicators collaboration 10 years ago was in direct response to these and other forces. This article describes the continuing growth of the National Core Indicators program in the 10 years since its implementation in 1997, expanding both the scope of its performance measures and the number of states involved. Future activities will continue to include analyses of the information included in the exhaustive National Core Indicators database. The National Core Indicators represent an unprecedented interstate collaboration. It has increased and enriched the conversation about performance measurement and assisted more than half of the states in the country to respond to the increasing pressure to manage systems in a more databased fashion. As this collective enterprise continues to expand, the hope is that it will also increase the quality and responsiveness of services and supports and, therefore, will improve the lives and well-being of people with intellectual and developmental disabilities and their families.
American Association on Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities. P.O. Box 7065, Lawrence, KS 66044-7065. Tel: 785-843-1235; Fax: 785-843-1274; e-mail:; Web site:
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
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Language: English
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