Performance measurement and management

Performance measurement and management

Building thoughtful, targeted performance systems into public programs can create or boost incentives to improve services to low-income people. For anti-poverty programs, well-designed performance systems incent partners to effectively align services in cross-program pathway models for people with barriers to employment.

CLASP has analyzed and advocated for positive performance policies in a number of areas, including the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA), Adult Education and Family Literacy (AEFLA), Perkins Career and Technical Education Act (CTE), State Postsecondary Outcomes-based funding (OBF), Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF), and Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program Employment and Training (SNAP E&T), among others.

Feb 22, 2017 | Report/Brief | Anna Cielinski

This paper provides a detailed classification system for clearly understanding the equity measures that states have and how they may improve their effectiveness.

CLASP submitted comments to the Department of Education on Measures and Methods for the National Reporting System for Adult Education (Docket No.: ED-2016-ICCD-0104)

Sep 21, 2016 | Fact Sheet | Anna Cielinski

This memo discusses performance policies in WIOA that can encourage services for those most in need.

Much attention has been paid recently to “pay for success” strategies for government contracts. Under a “pay for success” or “outcome-based” contract, a government pays a service provider for achieving pre-defined outcomes for the population served. This brief document answers some common questions about Pay for Success contracts, including the version known as Social Impact Bonds.

CLASP Comments on the WIOA Joint Data Templates

CLASP Comments on the WIOA DOL-ETA Data Templates