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ACCOUNTABILITY
FOR RESULTS

About Accountability for Results: Boost4Kids partners and other innovative communities are committed to being accountable for how well their children are doing on a variety of measures. Some use these measures primarily for management. Others have involved the public and developed scorecards on their children's well-being; they publish information on the their children's status on the world wide web, in newspapers and in other forms. Key examples and resources follow.

Baltimore City Data Collaborative

Building on previous data efforts, the Baltimore City Data Collaborative was established in May, 1998 to provide data, analysis, and evaluation support for the activities of the Family League of Baltimore City and the Baltimore Safe & Sound Campaign, as well as to serve as a resource for the city as a whole.

Con Hogan, Accountability in an Age of Devolution

The purpose of this paper is to outline a new paradigm for improving social well-being. The fundamental thesis is that organizing at the community level around broad outcomes and more specific indicators of social well-being will result in improved conditions.

Contra Costa County, CA Children's Report Card

The Report Card functions as a powerful communication tool to inform citizens, service providers and government about the status of Contra Costa children, families and communities: a "history" lesson through its growing body of baseline information; a "snapshot" of present circumstances; and a "prediction" of future progress toward "turning the curve" on indicators which align with broad community outcomes for children and families.

Florida Department of Education: Florida School Indicators Report

The Florida School Indicators Report is designed as a ready-reference guide providing data on every school for each of Floridaís 67 school districts. The report allows quick comparisons between schools and districts using a single source. Figures are compiled from the Department of Educationís automated student, staff, and finance databases using data reported by the school districts.

Georgia GIS Data Clearinghouse

The Georgia GIS Data Clearinghouse was established in March 1996 by the Information Technology Policy Council of Georgia and implemented by the University System of Georgia, with funding provided by the State of Georgia. The purpose of the Clearinghouse is to collect, document, format, and publish GIS information collected by multiple agencies of Georgia state government.

Oregon Commission on Children and Families

The Oregon Commission on Children and Families has a charge from the Legislature to establish statewide policies for services to children and families. It supports local Commissions on Children and Families in each county as they develop plans to enable families and communities to help children reach their full potential. The state commission ensures accountability, helps evaluate progress in the counties, and builds the policy framework for local commissions' work.

Outcome Measurement Resource Network

The Resource Network's purpose is to provide United Way of America's and other organizations' outcome measurement resources and learnings.

Portland State University Child Welfare Partnership

This Interactive Graphing Program contains three categories of Benchmarks data including People, the Economy and Quality of Life.

School Improvement in Maryland

This Web site has been created to help schools analyze their state assessment data and guide them in making data-based instructional decisions that would support improved performance for all students.

Vermont Children's Well-Being Online

This Mapping System enables the public to interactively map the key indicators of children's well-being in Vermont by county, school supervisory union, and by school. Much of what is mapped here has been extracted from the Vermont DOE 1998 School Report, and the Vermont AHS 1997-98 Community Profiles. We have also included additional links on the map to county social/economic indicator tables, which have been provided by the UVM Center for Rural Studies (CRS).

Vermont's Outcomes, Indicators and General Compilations of Data

Key outcomes and indicators are reported at the community and county levels by school Supervisory Union. Committed to improving the safety and well-being of Vermont's citizens, especially its children, these publications provide support for the collaborations between State government and localized nonprofit organizations that are necessary to deliver needed services in the most effective manner possible. Data is presented at the SU or county level.

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