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Measuring T/TA Effectiveness

HHS and other federal agencies support a wide range of training and technical assistance (T/TA) initiatives to enhance delivery of programs aimed at reducing poverty, increasing economic mobility, and improving child and family well-being. However, little is known about how to best measure the effectiveness of this T/TA. This webpage includes links to several tools aimed at helping those who fund, design, manage, and provide T/TA to more efficiently and effectively measure the performance of their T/TA efforts.

Measuring Training and Technical Assistance – This infographic highlights ways to measure five aspects of T/TA delivery: content development, use of T/TA, response to T/TA, learning, and results.

Is Your Training and Technical Assistance Effective? Considerations for Measuring Performance – This toolkit describes key considerations for measuring the effectiveness of T/TA, including doing so across all five aspects of T/TA delivery; balancing usefulness, cost, ease, and participant burden to only collect information that will influence future T/TA delivery; and creating a T/TA performance measurement plan that prioritizes what you most want to learn.

Assessing the Effectiveness of Technical Assistance: A Case Study from the Maternal, Infant, and Early Childhood Home Visiting Program – This case study describes how the federal home visiting T/TA team selects and uses performance measures to continuously improve their T/TA. It also describes lessons learned on using performance measures to improve T/TA effectiveness.

Technical Appendix: Considerations for Measuring T/TA Performance – This document provides more detailed, technical background on the information contained in the above products, including the toolkit on “Is Your T/TA Effective? Considerations for Measuring T/TA Performance.”