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Using Data for Afterschool Improvement

Practitioners and policymakers know that using good data effectively is essential for improving the quality and reach of youth programs and services.
Information Update
June 12, 2012
The Wallace Foundation has published a set of tip sheets, After-School Data: What Cities Need to Know, to help afterschool providers figure out what data they need, how to collect it and how to use it.

The tip sheets cite several Ready by 21 tools among the examples of how to collect and use better data. For a forthcoming addition to the Wallace Foundation's Knowledge Center, the Forum is developing a related guide designed to help cities build data-driven quality improvement systems in afterschool programs.

To see some of those Ready by 21 tools, go to:

Better Data and Decisions
Program Landscape Mapping Packet