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Assessing Program Performance

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The Program Assessment Rating Tool (PART) was developed to assess and improve program performance so that the Federal government can achieve better results. A PART review helps identify a program’s strengths and weaknesses to inform funding and management decisions aimed at making the program more effective. The PART therefore looks at all factors that affect and reflect program performance including program purpose and design; performance measurement, evaluations, and strategic planning; program management; and program results. Because the PART includes a consistent series of analytical questions, it allows programs to show improvements over time, and allows comparisons between similar programs. is a new website that reports on Federal program performance and what is being done to improve results. There are nearly 1000 PART program assessments available on

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2008 Guidance
Executive Order: Improving Government Program Performance
2007 Guidance
Guidance Archive
Supporting Materials/Reference
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2008 Guidance

PART 2008 Training Slides

Executive Order: Improving Government Program Performance

2007 Guidance
Guidance Archive
Supporting Materials / Reference
Related Legislative Proposals