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ERIC Number: ED574430
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2016
Pages: 4
Abstractor: As Provided
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Connecting the Dots: Data Use in Afterschool Systems. Research Brief
Spielberger, Julie; Axelrod, Jennifer; Dasgupta, Denali; Cerven, Christine; Spain, Angeline; Kohm, Amelia; Mader, Nicholas
Chapin Hall at the University of Chicago
To support the effectiveness of afterschool programs in fostering skills youth need to succeed in school and life, a growing number of cities have invested in afterschool systems to coordinate disparate programs and funding streams. A primary function of most afterschool systems is to develop and maintain a data system to collect, analyze, and apply data to accomplish its goals. In "Connecting the Dots: Data Use in Afterschool Systems," Chapin Hall captures preliminary findings from a research study about data use in the afterschool systems of nine cities that are participating in the Next Generation Afterschool System-Building Initiative. Building the capacity to collect and use data to inform their system-building activities required investments in three aspects of a data system--people, processes, and technology. "Connecting the Dots" highlights common strategies for using data, contextual factors that affect data use, and how those working with data systems use data to improve afterschool program quality, access, and systems. Interview Guide (Phase 1) is appended. This research brief is accompanied by a full report. [For the full report, "Connecting the Dots: Data Use in Afterschool Systems," see ED574429.]
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Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: Wallace Foundation
Authoring Institution: Chapin Hall at the University of Chicago
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