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The Baldrige Feedback Report

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Baldrige Award applicants cite the feedback report as the most significant benefit of applying.

The feedback report is a detailed, individualized, written assessment of your organization's strengths and opportunities based on your Baldrige Award application and the Baldrige Criteria for Performance Excellence (part of the Baldrige Excellence Framework). The report is compiled by a team of Baldrige Examiners, experts with deep sector/industry knowledge and training in the Baldrige Excellence Framework. Here are the components of the report:

  • Key Themes: These are the "executive summary," a synthesis of the most significant, cross-cutting strengths and opportunities for improvement in your organization's processes and results.
  • Findings: You will receive detailed, actionable strengths and opportunities for improvement related to each of the 17 Baldrige Criteria items. The findings can help you prioritize your improvement efforts.
  • Item Scoring Range: The percentage scoring range for each Item allows you to determine how far along your organization is in that area.
  • Scoring Band Distribution: The percentage of applicants scoring in each of the eight overall scoring bands gives you a context for your total score.


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Created March 11, 2010, Updated November 19, 2021