Evaluation and Performance Measurement

​Evaluating programs requires combined knowledge of the analytic techniques involved in program evaluation and the complex policy and regulatory framework in which federal programs operate.  Our team brings expertise in both areas, honed by years of experience evaluating demonstration programs for a range of federal agencies.  NORC statisticians and researchers regularly undertake evaluations of social and economic programs and policies using a wide range of methods, including randomized experiments and quasi-experimental designs.  We also work with clients to explore options for an evaluation design before committing to a full evaluation.  Using these evaluation skills, we also have worked with several federal clients seeking to improve their own performance measurement in the context of the Office of Management and Budget's Government Performance and Results Act (GPRA) requirements. 

Specific areas of expertise include:

Representative Projects

Evaluation of Automated Online Dispute and Error Correction Technologies. Supported by the Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT (ONC), NORC is exploring ways in which these new patient engagement tools can be used to improve the quality of EHRs.  More

Evaluation of Common Ground. ​​The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation’s (RWJF) Common Ground program builds upon previously funded initiatives to strengthen the public health system and accelerate innovative and effective use of quality improvement and information technology principles in public health. In 2006, RWJF funded 31 public health departments as Informatics Capacity (IC) and Requirements Development (RD) grantees to improve processes and information systems that support public health service delivery. More

Getting on Track Early for School Success: An Assessment System to Support Effective Instruction. Stephen W. Raudenbush and a team of co-investigators from the University of Chicago’s Committee on Education, Urban Education Institute, Center for Elementary Mathematics and Science Education, and NORC at the University of Chicago are developing objective, valid, and instructionally relevant tools for assessing the literacy and math skills of children of ages three and four.   More

Impact Evaluation of Development Programs in Lesotho. NORC is conducting impact evaluations for the Millennium Challenge Corporation under the Millenium Challenge Account program in Lesotho: Health Centers Activity; Anti-Retroviral Therapy Clinics Activity ;  Rural Water Activity; and Urban Water Activity. More

Medicaid Emergency Psychiatric Demonstration. On this project, NORC is teaming with IMPAQ International and the National Association of State Mental Health Program Directors to provide technical and analytic assistance to CMS for the design, implementation, and monitoring of the 3‐year Medicaid Emergency Psychiatric Demonstration.  More

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Contact

Jeffrey Hackett

(312) 759-4266