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Evaluation framework

Mapping the Early Care and Education Monitoring Landscape

Mapping the Early Care and Education Monitoring Landscape is a tool from the SCBC and the National Center on Early Childhood Quality Assurance (ECQA Center). This tool is designed to help state and territory leaders document current early care and education monitoring systems as they evaluate opportunities for alignment and integration.

The Program Manager’s Guide to Evaluation Second Edition

This guide defines program evaluation, explains why it is important, and provides guidance on conducting evaluations and using the results. It includes tips, samples, worksheets, and a comprehensive list of evaluation resources.

Proposed Indicator Set for Early Childhood Comprehensive Systems

This brief document lists Early Childhood Comprehensive Systems indicators, including overarching indicators and early care and education measures.

Preliminary ECCS Evaluation Results

This webinar offers an overview of the Early Childhood Comprehensive System by examining contextual factors that impact the system. These contextual factors include State team characteristics, state advisory councils, and funding resources.

Indicators for Social and Emotional Development in Young Children: Challenges and Opportunities

This webinar presentation offers reasons social-emotional development is important to school readiness and provides indicators for social-emotional development.

Improving Performance, Scoring Success: Using Balanced Scorecards for Organizational Excellence

This toolkit provides guidance related to strategic planning and outcome measurement. It was designed to support Community Action Agencies with building their capacity to develop and manage their strategic plans. The toolkit is based on a five component framework: assessment, planning, implementation, achievement of results, and evaluation.

Improving Child Welfare Outcomes through Systems of Care: Overview of the National Cross-Site Evaluation

This report shares the findings of a five-year cross-site evaluation of the implementation of the Improving Child Welfare Outcomes through Systems of Care demonstration initiative. This initiative focused on infrastructure development to strengthen human service agencies’ capacity to support families involved in public child welfare. The report provides findings and lessons learned on infrastructure development and capacity-building processes, systems and organizational change, and child welfare outcomes.

Shared Indicators for School Readiness

This table presents school readiness data indicators for early care and education in the State of North Carolina. For each indicator, it provides the data source, data status, and information regarding county and regional level data. The table also presents data points from 2000 and 2004 for each indicator.

THRIVE Indicator Review

This PowerPoint focuses on results based evaluation and indicators. It provides an overview of the methodology for selecting indicators and outlines various indicators used by different organizations.

Toward a Culture of Consequences: Performance-Based Accountability Systems for Public Services

This report presents the findings of a cross-sector analysis of the effectiveness of performance-based accountability systems for improving public services. It is directed toward decisionmakers charged with designing performance-based accountability systems. The purpose of the study was to examine the empirical evidence about the use of performance-based accountability systems in public services and to analyze the factors associated with effective performance-based accountability systems design, implementation, and outcomes.