Office of Performance Evaluations

Promoting confidence and accountability in state government

Work Guided by Professional Standards

Government Auditing Standards (issued by the US Comptroller General)

Guiding Principles for Evaluators (issued by the American Evaluation Association)

Program Evaluation Standards (issued by the Joint Committee on Standards for Educational Evaluation)

Recent Work Products

Reports Released


Challenges and Approaches to Meeting Water Quality Standards

Jul. 14, 2014

Strengthening Contract Management in Idaho, Follow-up Report

Jul. 14, 2014

Financial Costs of the Death Penalty

Mar. 19, 2014

Confinement of Juvenile Offenders

Feb. 13, 2014

The Department of Health and Welfare's Management of Appropriated Funds

Dec. 10, 2013

Assessing the Need for Taxpayer Advocacy

Dec. 10, 2013

Guide to Comparing Business Tax Policies

June 12, 2013

Reports in Progress

Est. Release Date

State Legal Contracts and the Demand for Legal Services (legislative requests: Rep. Gannon, Rep. Miller)

magnifying glass Evaluation Scope

January 2015

Agencies' Use of Salary Savings and Application of Holiday Compensation Benefits (legislative request)

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January 2015

Identifying Sustainable Approaches for Collecting and Managing Longitudinal Education Data (legislative requests: Sen. Lacey, Sen. Goedde, Rep. Bolz)

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January 2015

Contract Oversight of the Idaho Education Network (legislative request)


Recent Office Recognitions

2014 Impact Award of the National Legislative Program Evaluation Society for the report Reducing Barriers to Postsecondary Education.

2014 Notable Document Award of the National Conference of State Legislatures, Legislative Research Librarians, for the report Confinement of Juvenile Offenders.

All awards and recognitions