Data Tools

Kentucky: Jefferson County Public School Data Tracking System

A few years ago, several Louisville entities, including city departments like the Greater Louisville Metro Parks Department and community groups like the Louisville Urban League, started collaborating to develop a data warehouse of information about the quality of living in Louisville.

Publishing Date: 
June 15, 2002

Iowa: Iowa Better Results for Kids, Outcomes, Indicators, and Measures

The State of Iowa reviews their methods of measurement of results for kids. There are three categories of indicators used: overarching indicators, system monitoring indicators and "pay-4-results" indicators.

Publishing Date: 
December 7, 2003

Illinois: Department of Children and Family Services. Program Improvement Plan (PIP) Resources

The Department of Children and Family Services shares many useful planning resources covering topics such as community college payment, youth employment, transitional servies, alcohol and drug intervention, scholarships and education training vouchers.

Publishing Date: 
June 15, 2003

Rhode Island: Rhode Island State Government. Primer, Thinking About Performance Measures

This is a primer to help Rhode Island state agencies develop and improve the performance measures that are required by Rhode Island State Law. The development of performance measures are part of a state strategic planning process which assesses where agencies are, what they have to work with, what their goals are and how they will attain those goals.

Publishing Date: 
June 15, 2003

Oregon: Oregon Progress Board. Linking Performance Measures to Benchmarks in the Budget Process

This powerpoint presentation by the Oregon Progess Board addresses these questions: Why measure performance? Why Oregon Benchmarks? and What makes a good performance measure? What is required in the budget process?

Publishing Date: 
March 15, 2002

Ohio: Ohio Family and Children First

The primary function of Ohio’s strategic plan is to mobilize child and family serving partners to assess and address through a community plan the resource needs of children and families, coordinate services for children and families by providing a venue for families requiring services where their needs may not have been adequately addressed in traditional agency systems, and engage and empower

Publishing Date: 
June 15, 2002

Maryland: Planning Brighter Futures for Children, Youth and Families

The Local Management Board in Montgomery County Maryland developed a community strategic plan to reaffirm the local vision for achieving results for children and families.

Publishing Date: 
June 15, 2006

Louisiana: State of Louisiana Performance Standards, Guidelines for Development and Revision

A performance standard is the expected level of performance associated with a particular performance indicator for a particular period and funding level. Performance standards are developed during the operating budget development process and established during the appropriation process.

Publishing Date: 
September 15, 1999