As a result of many obstacles in the political sphere, it can often be difficult to pass policies. A multitude of reasons such as morals, values, beliefs, economics, and more can inhibit a policy from appealing to enough politicians to make it all the way through the process of becoming a law. Because of this, policy alternatives should be created. These are different approaches to solve the problem that was being addressed with the initial policy. Module 4 will also give students a perspective on the issues they are attempting to resolve with their policies by introducing them to evaluative criteria. They will be able to use this criteria to determine goals for their policies, given that they will have an understanding of how goals are met with policies.
Illinois Mathematics and Science Academy, "04. Evaluative Criteria and Policy" (2018). EnACT. 4.