2008 AmeriCorps Conference. Beyond Compliance: Informative Reporting. Find Out How You’re Doing Identify reporting challenges Discuss informative reporting Review sample report. Objectives. Track progress to achieve your results Identify and address problems
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Identify reporting challenges
Discuss informative reporting
Review sample reportObjectives
Identify and address problems
Determine need to make changes
Determine effective activities & processes before committing resources to sustainWhy Do Reporting?
What happens from the very beginning of a project determines its eventual impact, long before a final report is issued
Are components in place and started?
Talk about: Selection, training, placement for members, staff, & site. Amount & findings of pre-service data [& outcomes if known]. Beneficiary selection. Member enrollment. Partners. Problems to address. Is it starting as planned?
Are things being implemented as designed?
Talk about progress/changes in: activities, data collection & analysis [pre, mid , post], outcome benchmarks, staffing, member configuration, beneficiaries, training [member/staff/site], sites & partner commitments. Outcomes should be reported in this stage. Your plan for challenges or barriers.
How did it all turn out?
Report final results [outputs & outcomes] and overall program findings. Address the exact target. Talk about partner meeting to discuss outcomes & continuous improvement strategies.
Data collection and analysis has to be seen as important to program operation
Uninformative reporting about the process
Report doesn’t really reflect the program
Weak/no findings about results
Weak information about outcomesReporting Challenges to Avoid
If you can demonstrate results, you can win public support
If you can’t recognize what’s not working, you can’t correct it.
SOURCE: Osborne & Gaebler: Results Oriented Government, 1992.Assessment Sayings
Compare actual to anticipated
Discuss comparison. What does it mean?
Interpret results so you know what to do
Be sure you can really get the data
Results should not be a surprise.