Agency Performance Metric reports now available online
State Sen. Dan Kotowski's (D-Park Ridge) efforts in collecting data on state-funded programs to measure performance has resulted in the availability of Illinois Performance Reporting System (IPRS) data.
The data provides 65 online reports that evaluate state agencies and their funded programs.
"This is an historic day in the state of Illinois: budget decisions can now be based on actual evidence of impact," Kotowski said. "This performance data will allow taxpayers and policymakers to see for the first time the effectiveness or ineffectiveness of each program so that we can fund what works and get rid of what does not."
Under Kotowski's leadership, the commission worked with state agencies to identify important investment outcomes and priorities within the state budget, such as improving school readiness for all, access to higher education for low-income students and protecting children with special needs and established specific criteria to evaluate programs in these priority areas.
The Agency Performance Metric reports can be found at www2.illinois.gov/gov/budget/Pages/PerformanceReports.aspx.