The Public Policy Process: Problem Recognition, Policy Formation & Policy Implementation


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Paul the policymaker believes that the main problem of his community is the very high number of drug users. He thinks the cause of the problem is that many police officers turn a blind eye to recreational drug use. Why is this an example of problem identification?

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1. Choose which of the following is an example of option identification as a step of the policy process?

2. What type of analysis is commonly used in the selection and implementation step of creating public policy?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

This quiz/worksheet combo will help check your understanding of the lesson on the public policy process. To score well, you'll have to read through several examples and determine which step in the public policy process is being illustrated.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

More specifically, you'll have to identify examples of the Rational-Comprehensive Model of public policy, including:

  • Identification of policy options
  • Evaluation
  • Problem identification
  • Selection and implementation

Skills Practiced

This quiz and worksheet allow students to test the following skills:

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the lesson on the public policy process
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding the Rational-Comprehensive Model
  • Interpreting information - verify that you can read information regarding problem identification and interpret it correctly
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge of the phases of public policy to match examples

Additional Learning

To learn more about this topic, review the accompanying lesson called The Public Policy Process: Problem Recognition, Policy Formation & Policy Implementation. This lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Define and identify the characteristics of public policy
  • Understand how public policy is formed, implemented, and evaluated
  • Analyze the public policy process through real-life examples