Category Archives: Using Data

Accelerating Success: Turning Insights into Action for Foster Youth at California Community Colleges

Staff from Educational Results Partnership shared key findings from their new report, Accelerating Success: Turning Insights into Action for Foster Youth at California Community Colleges. The report provides college leaders with data driven approaches to improve foster youth outcomes, and shines

Foster Youth Data in Action: Using the CalPASS Plus Foster Youth Data Dashboard

Ken Sorey of Education Results Partnership explains the Cal-PASS Plus data dashboard. Click here to view the slides. Click Here for the recording.

Extended Care and Youths’ Education

Dr. Mark Courtney, lead researcher for the CalYOUTH study and University of Chicago professor, presented the results of groundbreaking research on young people’s transitions to adulthood from foster care. CLICK HERE to view the presentation slides CLICK HERE to listen to

Charting the Course: Using Data to Support Foster Youth College Success

“Charting the Course: Using Data to Support Foster Youth College Success” is a landmark report with new insights into the educational experiences of foster youth attending a subset of community colleges and universities in California. This webinar reviewed key report

From Their Lips to Your Ears: Using Focus Groups to Inform Campus Support Program Design

When designing programs for foster youth, we often look to the “experts” for guidance, but often those with the most expertise are foster youth themselves. Soliciting feedback through focus groups can be a valuable exercise both to inform new program

Information is Power: Using Data to Inform Campus Support Program Design

Increasingly funders and service providers alike are recognizing the value of using data to inform the design of programs in order to ensure that resources are targeted most effectively and service delivery is leading to desired outcomes. This webinar provided

Tips to Get the Best Campus Data on Foster Youth

Data is an essential tool in the quest to improve college outcomes for foster youth. Data related to the educational successes and challenges of foster youth not only helps advocates and service providers to tell their story more persuasively to