On June 6, 2012, The Wallace Foundation released a collection of data tip sheets that are designed to help city agencies, providers and advocates use data to boost after-school programs. The tip sheets detail the powerful role data plays in supporting after-school efforts by sharing ways that data can assist in everything from determining where programs are needed to how to make them better.
Designed for city agencies, after-school program providers, intermediary organizations, parents and others, these easy-to-use guides zero in on data use for four tasks key to more effective after-school programs: evaluating program quality, ensuring programs are accountable to funders, mapping program supply and demand, and supporting advocacy. A fifth tip sheet examines data-sharing arrangements that can give decision-makers the information that's necessary. A sixth sheet offers an overview.
Data, smartly employed, can help after-school decision-makers with everything from allocating resources fairly to improving program quality. But what information is needed? How should it be collected? And what are the best ways to put it to use? These easy-to-read tip sheets answer these questions and more, giving city agencies, after-school program providers, intermediary organizations, and others a jump-start on making the most of data in after-school programming.
To download the free tip sheets, click HERE.