ERIC Number: ED428847
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1998
Defining the Prize: From Agreed-Upon Outcomes to Results-Based Accountability. A Matter of Commitment: Community Collaboration Guidebook Series. Guidebook 2.
This guidebook discusses the importance of building consensus in establishing outcomes for community reform to improve the well-being of children and youth, their families, and neighborhoods and communities. The guide is grounded in the premise that community collaboratives have the capacity to develop a set of measurable outcome indicators and performance measures that can be used to inform and guide reform efforts and hold themselves accountable to achieving improved outcomes. The guidebook begins with a brief rationale for the relevance of using outcomes to guide reforms and how it fits as a vital part of the work of community reform efforts. Next are discussions of key ideas and the steps involved in putting the ideas into practice. The guide concludes with 12 appendices, including an annotated bibliography of reports on the well-being of children, state and community examples of outcomes and indicators for children and families, Youth Visions of Hawaii, resources for selecting indicators of child well-being, conditions that lead to child success, going beyond a linear model to reform, mapping community strengths, a framework for measuring comprehensive service reform strategies, innovation and outcome-accountability, producing an impact upon community outcomes, and measuring system accountability. (JPB)
Descriptors: Accountability, Change Strategies, Community Change, Community Cooperation, Educational Change, Educational Objectives, Educational Policy, Outcomes of Education, Performance Based Assessment, Public Policy, School Community Relationship, Social Action
Child and Family Policy Center, 218 Sixth Avenue, Suite 1021, Des Moines, IA 50309-4006; Tel: 515-280-9027; Fax: 515-244-8997 ($12, postpaid. Iowa residents must add 5% sales tax).
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Center for Service Integration, New York, NY.; Annie E. Casey Foundation, Baltimore, MD.
Authoring Institution: Child and Family Policy Center, Des Moines, IA.; Family Resource Coalition, Chicago, IL.; Center for the Study of Social Policy, Washington, DC.
Note: For other guidebooks in this series, see PS 027 404-405.