Target Setting Guide: Step 2

Step 2. Compile data and resources and conduct analyses
Include indicator-specific data
  • Pertinent program data (e.g., population increase/decrease, remote service delivery initiation, when evaluations were paused, policy changes that impact data, changes in measurement or data collection procedures, financial data).
  • Current data (e.g., baseline, performance, targets).
  • Trend data (e.g., performance data, targets) for last 3-5 years and noting trends relative to baseline.
  • Disaggregated data (e.g., trend data by gender, age, race, ethnicity, disability category, SES, local programs/local education agency (LEA) indicator performance data).
  • Analysis summaries and conclusions of the data.
  • Analyses or reasons for meeting or not meeting previous targets.
Collect necessary resources
  • Tools or process used in prior analysis to establish and calculate targets.
  • National data for comparison.
Analyze data
  • Conduct objective analyses to contribute to the target setting discussion. In the Indicator Specific Guidance section, each indicator includes suggestions for indicator specific analyses under Section VII.
  • Include necessary illustrations for ease of understanding the data and the effective and efficient display of data. (See )

Published June 2021.