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.


Jul 27, 2018 | Testimony/Comments | CLASP

CLASP submitted comments to California on WIOA Performance Guidance

The Chairman of the U.S. Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions (HELP) Committee requested comments in response to a white paper on accountability in the Higher Education Act (HEA). In our comments, CLASP focuses on the need to retain current accountability systems and carefully consider any new risk-sharing proposals, which may have negative incentives that harm low-income students and the institution’s that serve them.  

Feb 15, 2018 | Fact Sheet | Lauren Walizer

CLASP developed this list of conditions to protect low-income students from risk-sharing proposals. 

Feb 22, 2017 | Report/Brief | Duy Pham

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

Nov 28, 2016 | Testimony/Comments | CLASP

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 | CLASP

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

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