Resources

A New Day for Data: How Promise Neighborhoods are transforming lives - Bringing Change to a Forgotten Community (Washington, DC)

This data story focuses on a Promise Neighborhood in Washington, DC, that is using data to transform lives by working to lift an isolated and forgotten community out of poverty.

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A New Day for Data: How Promise Neighborhoods are transforming lives - Passport to Prosperity (Indianola, Mississippi)

This data story focuses on a Promise Neighborhood, Indianola, Mississippi, that is using data to transform lives by aiming to close the disparity of opportunities for children in rural Indianola, Mississippi.

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Resources for Place-Based Initiatives

This document accompanies the Six Steps to Success: Collecting and Using Performance Data in Place-Based Initiatives. It is an anottated list of resources discussed in the brief "Six Steps to Success".

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Six Steps to Success: Collecting and Using Performance Data in Place-Based Initiatives

This brief summarizes six key steps for collecting and using data to track and improve the performance and results of major place-based initiatives. It draws on the twelve implementation grantees in the US Department of Education’s Promise Neighborhood initiative, as well as lessons learned from...

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Preparing and Fielding High-Quality Surveys: Practical Strategies for Successfully Implementing Neighborhood and School Climate Surveys in Promise Neighborhoods

This report is intended to help with planning, management, and documentation for neighborhood and school climate surveys. The report provides example from PN sites that have had success with developing and fielding these surveys.

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Promise Neighborhoods Restricted-Use Data Files: Technical Specification and Requirements

" This specification document details the format of Promise Neighborhood data to be collected for a data file to eventually be made available to researchers via restricted use license from the Department of Education (the Restricted Use Data File). The data include characteristics of persons and...

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Promise Neighborhood Target Setting Guidance

This report provides guidance on setting targets and final baselines. The report identifies several data sources, considerations, and methods to consider when setting and reporting targets.

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Promise Neighborhoods Frequently Asked Questions

This fact sheet compiles questions and technical assistance requests from Promise Neighborhood Grantees since the release of the Guidance Document (February 2013). It accompanies the "Measuring Performance: A Guidance Document for Promise Neighborhoods on Collecting Data and Reporting Results"

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Measuring Performance: A Guidance Document for Promise Neighborhoods on Collecting Data and Reporting Results

This guidance document recommends data collection strategies and data system structures to ensure Promise Neighborhoods can manage and produce measurable results. It provides examples of how to collect and measure data connected to each of the 15 Promise Neighborhood GPRA indicators.

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How to Evaluate Choice and Promise Neighborhoods

This brief provides a framework for designing evaluations for ED's Promise Neighborhoods and HUD's Choice Neighborhoods. The brief includes information on selecting key research questions, explores different research approaches, and recommends components an effective evaluation strategy.

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