Data Tools

Forum Testifies For Tennessee Children and Youth Resource Mapping Bill

As a part of the Ready by 21 national partnership agreement between the Forum and the National Conference of State Legislatures, the Forum agrees to support state legislators as they work to implement a Ready by 21 approach in their states.

Publishing Date: 
April 14, 2008

Results Accountability Guide

The Results Accountability Guide presents a practical how to guide for government and non-profit accountability.  And it addresses the link between program accountability and community or population-level accountability.  Many of these ideas can be easily implemented.  The Results Accountability Guide provides a nice compliment to the Forum's Ready by 21 framework as planners begin to drill dow

Publishing Date: 
May 15, 2002

Texas: Legislative Budget Board Budget and Performance Assessments: State Agencies and Institutions, Fiscal Year 2005

These Legislative Budget Board (LBB) summary reports, Budget and Performance Assessments of State Agencies and Institutions, are designed to address the Legislature’s need for useful and timely Texas government budget and performance information.

Publishing Date: 
December 15, 1999

Rhode Island: State of Rhode Island Program Indicators by Department

Program Indicators by Department is a list of indicators used for the state budget. It includes indicators used in all the departments and some subdepartments including Children's Behavioral Services, Juvenile Correctional Services, Child Welfare and Family Health.

Publishing Date: 
August 15, 2002

Oregon: Oregon Department of Human Services. Annual Performance Reports

Click here to review the Oregon Department of Human Services' Annual Performance Reports from 2003-2007.

Publishing Date: 
June 15, 2003

Ohio: Department of Job and Family Services Annual Report: Accomplishments 2005

This report provides an overview of financial information and highlights the department’s programs and accomplishments for the state’s fiscal year 2005, with other information updated as of publication.

Publishing Date: 
December 15, 2006

Michigan: School Evaluation Services. Beyond the Averages: Michigan School Trends

Standard & Poor’s School Evaluation Services (SES) has been engaged in the analysis of data for Michigan’s public schools since the spring of 2001.

Publishing Date: 
June 15, 2002

Massachusetts: Department of Education 2006-2007 State Report Card

On January 8, 2002, President Bush signed the No Child Left Behind Act of 2001 (NCLB) into law. The law calls for sweeping changes in public education. Among these is a new federal requirement that all states in receipt of Title I assistance must issue annual "report cards."

Publishing Date: 
June 15, 2006