Baldrige Criteria Item Format and Requirements

Item Format and Requirements Description for Criteria Items

Baldrige Criteria Item Format and Requirements

Criteria Structure

The seven Criteria Categories in the Baldrige Framework are subdivided into Items and Areas to Address.

Items

There are 18 Criteria Items in the 7 Framework Categories, each focusing on a major requirement.

Areas to Address:

Items consist of one or more Areas to Address (Areas). Organizations should address their responses to the specific requirements of these Areas.

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