ERIC Number: ED408045
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1996-Nov
Children's Services Report Card, 1996: Measuring Minnesota's Progress for Children. Summary Report.
This report was developed by Minnesota Planning to help counties measure their progress toward meeting the Minnesota Milestones goals for social and educational services for children. The report card is composed of 21 indicators of children's well-being. Since the 1994 report card was released, Minnesota has made progress in eight areas (1) abused or neglected children; (2) births with no prenatal care; (3) students physically abused or who saw abuse; (4) sexually abused students; (5) family alcohol abuse; (6) sexually active students; (7) students involved in fighting; and (8) children receiving Aid to Families with Dependent Children. Negative findings are associated with the following eight indicators: (1) runaways; (2) juvenile apprehensions; (3) children placed out of home; (4) twelfth-grade dropouts; (5) newborns, low birth weight; (6) mothers under 18; (7) students who drink and drive; and (8) students who smoke. There were mixed results for three indicators: (1) student alcohol use; (2) student attempted suicide; and (3) volunteering, and no change for one indicator, infant mortality. Data are currently unavailable for changes in the percentage of children in poverty. Trends between 1994 and 1996 are compared in this summary, and an average composite rank is compiled for each county. In addition, indicators are grouped around common themes for analysis, and the counties with the 10 top and bottom rankings are identified. (AA)
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Adolescents, Birth Weight, Births to Single Women, Child Abuse, Child Health, Child Neglect, Child Welfare, Children, Comparative Analysis, Counties, Day Care, Delinquency, Demography, Dropout Rate, Early Parenthood, Elementary Secondary Education, Family (Sociological Unit), Infants, Mortality Rate, One Parent Family, Prenatal Care, Runaways, Sexual Abuse, Sexuality, Social Indicators, Substance Abuse, Suicide, Tables (Data), Volunteers, Youth Problems
Minnesota Planning, 658 Cedar St., St. Paul, MN 55155; phone: 612-296-3985; world wide web: http://www.mnplan.state.mn.us
Publication Type: Numerical/Quantitative Data; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Action for Children Commission, St. Paul, MN.
Authoring Institution: Minnesota Planning, St. Paul.
Identifiers - Location: Minnesota
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: Aid to Families with Dependent Children