Distance travelled: towards a PIE services assessment and specification tool

5: Models of assessment for complex interventions and environments

At this point, it may be helpful to consider how some other assessment tools have been developed, to cover similar concerns.

Here we consider the relative usefulness of five other assessment approaches:

  1. The Outcomes Star 
  2. Health of the Nation Outcome Scores
  3. The Enabling Environments portfolio
  4. The iAbacus
  5. Peer review in Higher Education

The approach proposed and outlined in the rest of this paper might usefully incorporate elements of all five of these frameworks. 

For a preliminary evaluation, now see:  Distance travelled 6: Borrowing for a PIEs Service Assessment and Specification