Place-based education and community change interventions such as Promise Neighborhoods face distinct challenges designing and executing high-quality evaluations. Because these efforts attempt to create population-level change by using a comprehensive continuum of cradle-to-career programming, experimental evaluation methods may be impractical or inappropriate. Nevertheless, planning, formative, and quasi-experimental methods can be used to conduct rigorous and instructive evaluations of Promise Neighborhoods.
Collecting, Analyzing, and Using Data
This presentation focuses on using data and results-based framework to impact early childhood indicators in PNs. It addresses the 10 PN results and how to work on these areas through the Results-Based Accountability structure.
This document is Part I of a series of papers developed to help communities promote black male achievement in their neighborhoods. Part I provides a results-based framework for Promise Neighborhoods to systematically evaluate and respond to the particular needs of black male children in the community. Subsequent papers will offer programmatic and policy solutions that Promise Neighborhoods can employ within this framework to sustain and enhance their impact on this population.
Key activities for Northside Achievement Zone in Minneapolis and its partners to collaboratively reach their Early Childhood Goals. The plan plots out the active ingredients to progress, necessary conditions, and frequency of different early childhood interventions.
A robust case management system is critical to tracking progress and improving outcomes for children and their families, along the cradle-to-career continuum.
During this webinar, Margaret Libby (MyPath) will discuss national data and best practices to secure financial capacity for under-served youth. Martha Nemecek (Youth Policy Institute) will lift asset-building strategies to build and sustain youth financial capacity in 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.
In order to build a strong Promise Neighborhood and be well-positioned to seek funding and demonstrate success, communities should incorporate a robust data collection and evaluation plan into their work. Those seeking federal funding will need to meet Department of Education requirements, but we highly recommend that all communities use a comprehensive data system to collect and organize data, and help inform decision-making.
This fact sheet provides tips and resources for PNs to effectively approach data . It contains best practices on data collection, sharing, and use of information to document community needs, design solutions, and monitoring progress.
The Director of Research and Evaluation from the Los Angeles PN highlights LAPN's data infrastructure with a focus on program alignment, staffing, and data systems.