Performance measurements are becoming ubiquitous in education, social welfare and healthcare systems that are geared specifically for children and young adults. They may become even more important if the nation's healthcare system and No Child Left Behind legislation become the targets of serious reform.
In anticipation of this, more and more experts in these various systems are talking to one another and sharing their experiences with measuring the effectiveness and outcomes of programs serving children and families. Listen in for one such discussion as experts analyze where certain performance measures work, where they won't and why.
Alyna Chien, MD, MS, Division of General Pediatrics, Children's Hospital of Boston, Harvard Medical School.
Jane Hannaway, director, Education Policy Center, the Urban Institute; director, CALDER (National Center for Analysis of Longitudinal Data in Education Research).
Matthew Stagner, executive director, Chapin Hall at the University of Chicago (moderator).
Fred Wulczyn, research fellow, Chapin Hall at the University of Chicago.
Recorded Thursday, June 04, 2009 at University of Chicago Gleacher Center.