This report presents the Casey education program’s four-year effort to develop a results-base accountability model of grantee performance measurement. The purpose of the report is to help other philanthropic organizations and individual donors develop their own approaches to producing and documenting the results of their investments.

January 1, 2006

In This Report, You’ll Learn

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    How Casey incorporated results-based accountability into its own evaluation model.

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    The three RBA questions permeating Casey’s approach to measuring results.

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    The difference between a theory of change and a theory of action.

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    How grantees can use the RBA model of performance measure to enrich outcomes.

Key Takeaway

The RBA vision sets the stage for achieving larger results than just program numbers

The Foundation’s results-based accountability system for education begins with a vision. The vision statement is for a population (all youth in poor neighborhoods). Achieving this vision requires partners aimed at the same purpose but distinct from Casey’s own activities. By combining K-12 investments with other kinds of youth and family strengthening activities in Casey-targeted neighborhoods, the Foundation can spark dramatic improvements in the well-being of children and families. 

Findings & Stats

Statements & Quotations