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Program Assessment Rating Tool (PART) Status

FY 2006 Performance and Accountability Highlights
Bureau of Resource Management
November 2006


The Office of Management and Budget (OMB) uses the Program Assessment Rating Tool (PART) to evaluate programs across a set of performance-related criteria, including program design, strategic planning, program management, and results. Programs are assessed and assigned numeric scores, which correspond to qualitative ratings of Effective, Moderately Effective, Adequate, Ineffective, and Results Not Demonstrated. PART scores and findings are used to inform the budget process and drive improvements.

As shown below, the Department and OMB have used the PART to review 47 programs since 2002, covering nearly 80% of the Department's appropriations. For more information on PART, please visit


2002 - 2006 PART Ratings
OMB PART Ratings Number of Results
Effective 26
Moderately Effective 8
Adequate 13
Total Number of Programs Assessed 47


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