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ERIC Number: ED510678
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2009-Jun
Pages: 7
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 30
Data-Driven Decision Making in Out-of-School Time Programs. Part 6 in a Series on Implementing Evidence-Based Practices in Out-of-School Time Programs: The Role of Organization-Level Activities. Research-to-Results Brief. Publication #2009-34
Bandy, Tawana; Burkhauser, Mary; Metz, Allison J. R.
Child Trends
Although many program managers look to data to inform decision-making and manage their programs, high-quality program data may not always be available. Yet such data are necessary for effective program implementation. The use of high-quality data facilitates program management, reduces reliance on anecdotal information, and ensures that data are available for decision-making purposes. Both research and program experience have shown that decision-support data systems are effective tools for gathering high-quality data. In an effort to expand what is known about decision-support data systems, Child Trends conducted a review of research on this topic. Child Trends also collected data on decision-support data systems as part of a study on the role of organization-level activities in the effective implementation of out-of-school time programs. This brief presents findings from that study and the research review and links these findings to effective strategies for using decision-support data systems in out-of-school time programs. (Contains 1 footnote.) [For Part 5, see ED510680.]
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Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: Elementary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: The Atlantic Philanthropies
Authoring Institution: Child Trends
Identifiers - Location: Massachusetts