Step Four: Identify Measures

Now that Darcy has defined the problem, selected an evidence-based program, and developed the program logic, she can proceed to the next step in the evaluation process: identifying performance measures.  These measures should assess progress toward reaching the goals and objectives.

There are two types of performance measures: process measures and outcome measures.

PERFORMANCE MEASURES

PROCESS MEASURES: Data used to demonstrate the implementation of activities. These include products of activities and indicators of services provided.

OUTCOME MEASURES: Data used to measure achievement of objectives and goal(s).

 

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