Designing a Performance Measurement System for Career Pathways

Designing a Performance Measurement System for Career Pathways

Social Policy Research Associates, 2013

Toolkit Purpose 

This guide was developed for Career Pathways stakeholders aiming to develop a performance measurement system for their initiative. 

Publisher 
U.S. Department of Labor, Employment and Training Administration
Intended Audience 
Career pathways systems collaboratives
Career Pathways Target Population 
Any/all
Based On 
The Center for Law and Social Policy (CLASP)’s Alliance for Quality Career Pathways project and other research.
Summary of Toolkit Approach 

After introducing the Career Pathways approach, this guide introduces two components of a Career Pathways measurement system: implementation measures – assessing if a initiative is on track toward achieving its expected outcome goals – and outcomes measures - benefits or changes to participants, programs, or systems apparently due to the initiative (sample measures are provided for both). The guide proposes a process for Career Pathways leadership teams to choose which measures and metrics they will use, and determine how each agency will contribute to data collection and reporting. Finally the guide contains advice on how to set performance targets that are reasonable and feasible for each individual Career Pathways system.

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