The Short Answer
Progress reports may address one or more of the following:
(1) There are four types of progress that can be reported:
The attached progress report format was drafted for use by the Los Angeles County Task force on Self Sufficiency, but could be adapted for use by almost any population results effort.
(2) Public reporting of progress often involves making presentations to oversight bodies and may also involve press conferences from time to time. The attached prototype press conference was drafted for the UCLA Proposition 10 paper as a way to illustrate the kinds of progress that could be reported after a 5 or 10 year effort. This picture of what could be accomplished could also serve as a statement of ends, used to drive the results thinking process.
(3) An evaluation report is another kind of report on progress. These usually help answer questions about whether and to what extent individual programs or projects are working to affect client results for the better. Evaluation conclusions are often mixed, and presentations should go beyond a simple win/lose grading, to address the implications for choosing effective strategies to improve results for children and families.