Tennessee

Leading Example

9. evaluation leadership & governance

The state has leadership and governance structure with the authority to use evaluations to improve results.

Promising Examples

1. Strategic Goals

The state has statewide strategic goals that are public, quantitative, published regularly, customer-oriented, aligned, equity-oriented, and publicly informed.

2. performance management

The state has achieved better outcomes through an enterprise performance management system that engages state leaders in using performance data to continuously improve results.

3. culture

The state has a culture that supports the sustainable use of data and evidence to deliver results in a transparent, equitable, and ethical manner.

4. innovation

The state uses innovation to achieve its priority goals and improve results for residents.

5. data Leadership & Governance

The state has senior leadership and governance structures with the mandate to equitably use data to improve results.

7. data infrastructure

The state has improved outcomes through technology infrastructure that allows it to efficiently collect, inventory, and share data.

10. evaluation policies

The state has evaluation policies and a learning agenda that outline the principles, people, and activities to use evidence to improve results.

12. Evaluation use

The state has improved results by using evaluation, program inventories, and cost-benefit analysis.

13. results-focused budget process

The state has improved outcomes by prioritizing data and evidence in its budget process through guidance to agencies and engagement with the legislature.

14. results-focused contracting

The state has improved outcomes by using results-focused contracts for its publicly funded programs.

15. evidence-based grantmaking

The state has improved outcomes by allocating grant funding based on evidence of effectiveness.