Data Tools

Disconnected Data Means Disconnected Youth

Fragmented data systems result in wasted resources; we are letting young people fall through
the cracks. if we don’t provide our policy makers the information they need to see how fragmented programs and policies could fit together, and if we don’t provide our direct service providers the in-

Publishing Date: 
January 4, 2010

First Look: New FERPA Regulations

The U.S. Department of Education just made it easier for agencies to share important data about young people - data that will help them improve services and supports. The Department's new guidance on FERPA makes significant strides in recognizing that a young person's development takes place both inside the classroom and out.

Publishing Date: 
December 2, 2011

Tracking Child & Youth Well-being

Tracking Child & Youth Well-Being is a new analysis by the Forum of several newly released reports on child and youth well-being. The paper outlines how tools such as the Ready by 21 Developmental Dashboard can help leaders be effective.

Publishing Date: 
September 13, 2010

Ready by 21 Webinar- Bringing Precision to Your Passion: Ready by 21 Data Integration- Tuesday, January 19, 2010 1:00-2:00 PM EST

This session examined tools that can assist leaders answer questions that need to be asked. Larry Pasti, Director of Field Services for the Forum for Youth Investment, presented on data tools and methodologies to ask and respond to more complex questions about who and where children are; how well they are doing; what they are participating in; and how these critical supports are, in turn, being

Publishing Date: 
December 21, 2009

Ready by 21 Webinar-The Ready by 21 Tool Kit- December 17, 2:00-3:00 pm EDT

This session explored a range of tools from Ready by 21 partners that can help answer key questions. Participants learned to ask and answer more complex questions about who and where children are; how well they are doing; what they are participating in; and how these critical supports are, in turn, being viewed and supported.

Publishing Date: 
November 23, 2009

Landscape Mapping Surveys

See slightly adapted versions of the Forum's landscape mapping survey tool used by Columbus and Iowa.  Rhode Island also adapted the landscape mapping survey as well as incorporating workforce development questions into the survey.

Publishing Date: 
August 1, 2008

Quality Systems: Lessons from Early Efforts to Disseminate the Youth PQA

During 2006, High/Scope worked with the Forum to provide training and technical assistance to several state and regional networks which are building quality improvement and accountability systems.  Any of these communities are part of the Forum for Youth Investment's Ready by 21TM state and local policy network.

Publishing Date: 
November 15, 2006

Youth Ready by 21: A Five-Year Action Agenda for Maryland

In Maryland, there are many agencies, organizations, task forces and coalitions focused on various pieces of the puzzle needed to ensure that all youth are ready for adulthood. While aiming for similar ultimate goals, these groups are often working in parallel and occasionally at cross purposes due to funding streams and grant restrictions.

Publishing Date: 
October 10, 2007