Resources

Interview: Measuring the Promise of Promise Neighborhoods

This Interview with the Urban Institute's Peter Tatian, following the release of the guidance document "Measuring Performance," discusses the challenges in quantifying the impact of a long-term, multifaceted program.

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Who Cares About Data?

This blog shows that data-driven programs and communities are better equipped to work towards solutions that provide results to their communities. The blog draws on an example DC Promise Neighborhood Initiative's work on chronic absenteeism.

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U-turn Now: A GPS for Neighborhood Change

This blog discusses the necessity of a rigorous performance measurement process.It focuses on how performance measurement can provide the data necessary to correct a program that is off-track.

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Long-term ChangeTakes Real-time Data

This video emphasizes the need for collecting data to successfully implement place-based initiatives, like Promise Neighborhoods. The blog includes a video that serves as a guide to improving a comprehensive community change initiative.

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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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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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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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Continually Improving Promise Neighborhoods: The Role of Case Management Data

This report provides information on performance measurement with a focus on reviewing case manadement data. It draws on an examples of the Harlem Children's Zone and the Northside Achievement Zone to show how case management data can be used.

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