Outcome Status Summary
The Outcome Status Summary provides a visual overview of the Chesapeake Bay Program's recent progress and current course outlook toward achieving the outcomes of the Chesapeake Bay Watershed Agreement.
What do we mean by "recent progress"?
Recent Progress is determined when new data or information for an outcome become available. This can occur annually, biennially, or in some cases, every 3 to 5 years depending on the outcome. An outcome's recent progress may be classified as an increase, decrease, no change, mixed, or completed, depending upon the progress made since the last reporting period. Recent progress is classified as mixed when an outcome has multiple indicators with variable results.
What do we mean by “outlook”?
Outlook is the forecasted trajectory for whether the Chesapeake Bay Program is on course to achieving the outcome. An outcome's outlook may be on course, off course, uncertain, or completed; additional information supporting the outlook determination can be found on an outcome's progress page. An outcome's course outlook is reviewed and updated during the outcome's Strategy Review System (SRS) Quarterly Progress Meeting and may also be updated when recent progress is assessed.