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2013–2014 Education Criteria for Performance Excellence

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Is your organization doing as well as it could? How do you know? What and how should your organization improve or change?

The Baldrige Education Criteria for Performance Excellence empower your organization—no matter its size or the type of educational programs and services you offer—to

  • reach your goals,
  • improve your results, and
  • become more competitive by aligning your plans, processes, decisions, people, actions, and results.

2013-2014 Baldrige Education Criteria for Performance Excellence Framework

Baldrige Education Criteria for Performance Excellence Framework



The Education Criteria are a set of questions about seven critical aspects of managing and performing as an organization:

  1. Leadership
  2. Strategic planning
  3. Customer focus
  4. Measurement, analysis, and knowledge management
  5. Workforce focus
  6. Operations focus
  7. Results

These questions work together as a unique, integrated performance management framework. Answering the questions helps you

  • align your resources;
  • identify strengths and opportunities for improvement;
  • improve communication, productivity, and effectiveness; and
  • achieve your strategic goals.

As a result,

  • You deliver ever-improving value to your students, other customers, and stakeholders, which contributes to organizational sustainability.
  • You improve your organization's overall effectiveness and capability.
  • Your organization improves and learns.
  • Your workforce members learn and grow.


About the Baldrige 2013–2014 Education Criteria
2013–2014 Criteria for Performance Excellence Business/Nonprofit, Education, Health Care
Explore Free Content Business/Nonprofit, Education, Health Care
The Baldrige Criteria 101 Word
Sample from the Education Criteria booklet PDF (contains the entire Org Profile)
Education Criteria Category and Item Commentary (formerly Descriptions) PDF
Self-Analysis Worksheet Word

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Created December 10, 2014, Updated November 15, 2019