Early Childhood Systems Building Resource Guide

Results-based accountability

Using Indicators in a Results-based Accountability Framework for State Early Childhood Comprehensive Systems

This graphical resource includes a list of indicators that can be used in a results-based accountability framework for early childhood comprehensive systems. It demonstrates the relationship between systems, process, and progress indicators, population risk factors, and overall outcomes.

StrengthsFinder and Results-Based Leadership

Strengths Finder is a book and self-assessment tool that helps individuals discover, understand, and apply their strengths. It provides users with a strengths profile, and guidance for applying these strengths and working with others. Results-Based Leadership is a related book for individuals in a leadership role. It describes three keys to being a more effective leader: knowing your strengths and investing in others' strengths, getting people with the right strengths on your team, and understanding and meeting the four basic needs of those who look to you for leadership.

Results-Based Accountability Implementation Guide

This guide introduces the concept of results-based accountability and provides an in-depth description of how to implement this approach. Results-based accountability is an approach to decisionmaking, evaluating, and budgeting that is guided by desired end results. It focuses on measurable outcomes and data driven decisions. This guide is intended for those working to implement results-based accountability or outcomes-based accountability in their community, city, county, council, State or nation.

Toward a Culture of Consequences: Performance-Based Accountability Systems for Public Services

This report presents the findings of a cross-sector analysis of the effectiveness of performance-based accountability systems for improving public services. It is directed toward decisionmakers charged with designing performance-based accountability systems. The purpose of the study was to examine the empirical evidence about the use of performance-based accountability systems in public services and to analyze the factors associated with effective performance-based accountability systems design, implementation, and outcomes.

Getting to Outcomes™2004: Promoting Accountability Through Methods and Tools For Planning, Implementation, and Evaluation

This manual focuses on the Getting to Outcomes™ process, a 10-step process that empowers prevention practitioners to plan, implement, and evaluate their programs. It provides guidance on this process for agencies, schools, and community coalitions implementing substance-abuse programs. Although the subject matter is substance abuse, the guidance on planning, implementing, and evaluating is relevant to other social programs.

Getting to Outcomes™: 10 Steps for Achieving Results-Based Accountability

This document is a summary of the Getting to Outcomes™: Promoting Accountability Through Methods and Tools For Planning, Implementation, and Evaluation manual. It provides a step-by-step overview of the 10-step process, from choosing a problem or problems to focus on to considering how to keep a successful program going. The steps are designed support the planning, implementation, and evaluation of effective programs.

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