Resources

Some Considerations Pertinent to a Promise Neighborhoods National Evaluation

This report discusses issues for understanding a comprehensive evaluation of performance and impact of PN grantees. It provides insight from the perspective of organizations working with evaluation and practice and who hope to improve outcomes for children and families.

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Results and Indicators for Children: An Analysis to Inform Discussions about Promise Neighborhoods

This report recommends 21 results and accompanying indicators for Promise Neighborhoods. The authors detail existing key data sources, results, and suggested indicators focused on improving health, development, and education of children.

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From Cradle to Career: The Multiple Challenges Facing Immigrant Families in Langley Park Promise Neighborhood

This report provides an example of a needs assessment of a promise neighbrohood (Langley Park Promise Neighborhood). Langley Park is an immigrant neighborhood outside of Washington, DC where families are resilient but there are substantial hardships, but also opportunities for change.

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Astoria Houses Neighborhood Survey for Zone 126 Promise Neighborhood, 2012

This report highlights the methodology used to develop a neighborhood survey for residents of Astoria Houses to support Zone 126's (a PN) needs assessment and planning process. Zone 126 used results from the survey to inform the initiatives family and child-centered programming.

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DC Promise Neighborhood Initiative: Needs Assessment and Segmentation Analysis

This report provides an example of a needs and segmentation analysis of a promise neighborhood. It is intended to provide an understanding of the needs of the community and to inform the continuum of strategies during PN implementation.

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Making Good on a Promise: Working to End Intergenerational Poverty in Kenilworth-Parkside

This report profiles the DC Promise Neighborhood (DCPNI) in Kenilworth-Parkside community. The report describes the community and education context, DCPNI and partner efforts and initiatives, and promising signs that progress is being made to improve the life chances of residents in Kenilworth-...

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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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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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