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How Do We Know We are Making a Difference? A Community Alcohol, Tobacco, and Drug Indicators Handbook

Join Together

This handbook is designed to assist community leaders in using indicator reporting programs to identify their most important local substance use problems,

Introduction to the Survey of Youth in Residential Placement

U.S. Department of Justice

This Bulletin introduces the Survey of Youth in Residential Placement (SYRP), reviewing its background, describing its design and methodology, discussing its strengths and limitations, and summariz

Assessing School Engagement: A Guide for Out-of-School Time Program Practitioners

Child Trends

This publication includes information on why school engagement matters, how out-of-school time programs can affect school engagement, and how to measure engagement.

Gauging Success: Measurement and Evaluation

National Academy for State Health Policy

This report demonstrates the importance of being able to show results in improving, sustaining, and spreading innovation in evaluation. It provides key social and quality indicators that address measurement and quality improvement strategies for states as well as resources and specific strategies focusing on key components of the measurement design process.

Mobilizing for Evidence-Based Character Education

U.S. Department of Education

This evaluation guide offers strategies for working with external evaluators and key stakeholders in planning and implementing a scientifically sound evaluation for character education intervention

Building a System of Excellent High Schools: A Framework and Tool for Discussion and Action

The Academy for Educational Development and the Annenberg Institute for School Reform at Brown University

This tool outlines a range of strategies that districts and their community partners can use to create the capacity and conditions for systemic high school transformation.

Process Evaluations: A Guide for Out-of-School Time Practitioners

Child Trends

This fact sheet contains the most recent available data on health insurance coverage, preventive and other health services, and unmet need among adolescents and young adults ages 12

Community Monitoring Systems: Tracking and Improving the Well-Being of America's Children and Adolescents

U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

This monograph is designed to assist communities in monitoring measurable outcomes, such as family, peer, school, and neighborhood influences, in order to foster support for prevention efforts and guide the selection of prevention and treatment practices.

Early Childhood Mental Health Consultation: An Evaluation Tool Kit

This web-based toolkit provides a brief review of the literature and current research addressing the effectiveness of early childhood mental health consultation (ECMHC) along with guidance, tools,

Toolfind: Youth Outcomes Measurement Tools Directory

United Way

Toolfind is a database of surveys and measurement tools that assess youth indicators, such as academic skills and emotional wellbeing.