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BJA Center for Research Partnerships and Program Evaluation

Performance Measures

While the importance of assessing program performance is widely acknowledged, the specifics of designing appropriate performance measures are not as well understood. The purpose of this resource is to assist users with understanding some of the basic principles of performance measurement and the creation of appropriate performance measures. The topics covered include:

  1. Defining Goals, Objectives, and Activities
  2. Types of Performance Measures
  3. Characteristics of Good Performance Measures
  4. Elements of a Good Performance Measure Description
  5. Program Goals, Objectives, and Activities Worksheet
  6. Performance Measurement Worksheet