The Gallup Student Poll
The Gallup Student Poll
Gallup has harnessed years of research and development, and distilled three key indicators of student success into a single metric. The Gallup Student Poll adds clarity to the discussion around the purpose and utility of non-cognitive measures and their relevance to student success. The poll measures student hope for the future, engagement with school, and wellbeing - factors that have been shown to drive students' grades, achievement scores, retention, and future employment.
Hope - the ideas and energy we have for the future.
This worksheet can be used by leaders in a variety of ways. For example, it can be used to prompt discussion during a community meeting or it can be used as a survey among providers and policymakers. The goal is to help leaders gain more information about where there is available data on child and youth outcomes; family, school and community supports; and leadership efforts.
Tennessee's resource mapping has yielded information that is helpful to decisionmakers. For example, resource mapping revealed a 'very heavy alliance on federal funding for the provision of essential services and supports for children and families' and the report recommended ensuring that all possible sources of federal funding are maximized.
In this column, Pittman calls for the youth development field to improve their use of data. She says "changing the odds for young people requires us to not only be passionate in our commitment to providing high-quality supports and opportunities to all youth, but precise in measuring how well we and they are doing, so that we can make real time adjustments."
By Ellen Goldring and Mark Berends
Goldring and Berends are authors of the AASA book Leading with Data: A Path to School Improvement, published by Corwin Press.
The anchor for school improvement efforts is a schoolwide focus on teaching and learning. Toward that end, successful school leaders attend to school effectiveness indicators that are rooted in leading with data, including:
With the after-school and youth development fields expanding and maturing over the past several years, program quality assessment has emerged as a central theme. This interest in program quality is shared by practitioners, policy makers and researchers in the youth-serving sector.
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For more than thirteen years, nFocus Software has successfully implemented solutions to track and measure outcomes for more than 2.2 million children in all fifty states and Canada. nFocus Software customers include nonprofit organizations, Fortune 500 companies, and the federal government, with organizations ranging from local sites with fewer than 100 individuals, to state-wide deployments serving thousands of individuals, to the United States Army.
Gallup employs many of the world's leading scientists in management, economics, psychology, and sociology, and our consultants assist leaders in identifying and monitoring behavioral economic indicators worldwide. Gallup consultants help organizations boost organic growth by increasing customer engagement and maximizing employee productivity through measurement tools, coursework and strategic advisory services.