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Evaluation Objectives

Evaluations of programs to improve access to care for rural residents with disabilities should have questions that closely align with the evaluation objectives. Those objectives should be SMART:

  • Specific – Detecting changes in the program.
  • Measureable – Collecting data that are complete and accurate.
  • Attainable – Showing performance over time to identify when or where action should be taken.
  • Relevant – Focusing on only the relevant indicators.
  • Time-bound – Capturing data in the period it is needed, if not real time.

Resources to Learn More

Writing SMART Objectives
Document
Provides a brief overview of how to write SMART objectives, as well as examples of what those objectives might look like.
Organization(s): Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Date: 1/2009