Get Started – Internal Monitoring

Get Started: Internal Monitoring

Performance Practice Learning Module

Consider how well internal data help you make decisions—and ensure that monitoring truly supports continuous improvement

Continuous improvement requires timely and accurate data, which line staff, managers, and leadership can trust and make sense of to support their decision-making.

Work through this module to examine whether you’re tracking the right metrics, collecting the right data, and producing reports of the types and frequencies needed to chart course corrections and make operational and programmatic improvements on an ongoing basis. Include line staff, managers, and leadership from across the organization to make progress on integrating the collection, analysis, and use of data into all parts of the organization.


User Guide

Introduction to the Performance Practice, acknowledgments, application, and development methodology

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Principles and Proof Points (Internal Monitoring)

Principles and proof points for this module to provide overall perspective and context before completing the Workbook

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Intro to Performance Practice

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Getting Started Checklist (Internal Monitoring)

Quick start guide to setting up the Performance Practice Workbook for your organization

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Worksheet (Internal Monitoring)

File to use to complete the self-assessment, includes instructions; open on laptop/desktop rather than mobile device

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Setting up the Performance Practice

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Compile (Internal Monitoring)

The reporting app compiles data from all the worksheets into one spreadsheet.

Windows Instructions
Windows Reporting App

MacOS Instructions
MacOS App, up to v10.12/Sierra
MacOS App, v10.13+/High Sierra

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Compiled the results? Here are some tips for how to analyze your data

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Watch: Tips for Analyzing Your Data

Analyzing Your Data

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Also, don't miss our Reporting App Guide

Performance Practice Product Support

A Performance Practice Product Support team assists in the use of Performance Practice to 1) provide guidance; 2) support implementation and application; 3) collect and share user experiences; and 4) assist users interested in compiling results, tailoring, and custom branding. To learn more about Performance Practice Product Support, email the Performance Practice Application and Learning Coordinator at

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