Target Setting Guide: Step 3

Step 3. Facilitate discussions to develop target recommendations
Questions to consider
  • What are the factors that may influence the target setting process (e.g., changes in budget, initiatives, recent national or state emergencies, recent measurement changes)?
    • How might these factors influence performance in the future years?
    • What are the implications these factors have on target setting?
  • How does the state’s performance compare to the national picture for the indicators?
    • What, if any, are the implications for target setting?
  • Has the state met its previous targets for each of the indicators?
    • If so, is the same level of change appropriate for setting the new targets?
    • If not, what factor(s) have served as barriers to prior efforts?
Collect and analyze additional data
  • Conduct as needed to address questions that emerge during discussions about target setting.