The Administration on Aging has developed a strong focus on measuring program results, and using data collected in performance assessment and program evaluation in making data-driven decisions in short-term and long-term planning.

Performance Measurement and Evaluation: Definitions and Relationships

April 17, 2015

To promote improved federal management and greater efficiency and effectiveness, GPRA instituted a governmentwide requirement that agencies set goals and report annually on performance. This glossary describes and explains the relationship between two common types of systematic program assessment: performance measures and program evaluation.