Kansas SPIL Development and Evaluation RSA Review Team June 2012. The Maze of SPIL Planning. End. Start Here. What is the fastest method for solving the puzzle?. Starting from the end and working backward. Why? Easier to focus on goal, because we start there
Development and Evaluation
RSA Review Team
Starting from the end and working backward.
The SPIL reflects $7,500,000.
Can we tell?
If the public only read the goals and results section of the SPIL:
What is a good objective?
It’s simple …
What do you want to happen?
What do you need to happen?
If you don’t have a target, how will you know if the Kansas IL Program has succeeded?What defines success? How can you communicate your successes?
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(only 1 digit of the 10 is wrong)
Because you want to show change, it is always good to have a baseline or beginning measure taken BEFORE the plan/intervention has begun.
Your baseline measures should...
Be a measure of what the world was like pre-plan or intervention
The specific intended results to be achieved within explicit timeframes, against which actual results will be compared and assessed
What will someone need to know to be able to interpret the data?
If it is needed, and not provided, what kind of communication process will occur?
In many ways, administering the IL program is like running in a maze:
There are always obstacles to be overcome, entries that cause us to re-trace our route, unexpected turns and a clear path…
…if only we knew where it was.
Reviewing Objectives Tied to Goals
And so on...
How will success be measured?
From the SPIL….
Implementing a planning model
that provides accurate, credible, and timely financial and performance data will allow you to answer how the IL program spent $7,500,000 to achieve program success while being good stewards of tax payer dollars.