Learn4Life is partnering with Learning Circle Education Services, a 501 (c) 3 organization that supports public education efforts to enhance student learning and advance school improvement. Learning Circle created an application that assimilates academic data into a useful and understandable format to enable timely decisions to address individual student needs. Learn4Life and Learning Circle are working together to build a data strategy and framework that will allow for the community to align and ensure student success.
In order to support collective impact, consistent data is needed to set baselines and track over time to determine progress. This data can be used to measure critical outcomes and set goals for continuous improvement.
The purpose of the Learn4Life Learning Partner Dashboard data strategy is to support data driven decision-making and align objectives to support the following critical outcomes:
- Schools (PreK through post-secondary) and partners will have comprehensive information on students to ensure that they have access to coordinated and quality services to help them achieve success in school.
- Measurement strategies and data will be provided to support action plan objectives and deliverables for school readiness, K-12, and post-secondary students.
- Student information will be aligned and connected at each age of the continuum, school readiness through post-secondary, to allow for better tracking and analysis.
- Partners will have access to continuous improvement training and resources including process techniques for interpreting data and applying to outcomes.
Since data is not currently tracked consistently for all age levels, each area is first being addressed individually to analyze existing opportunities, create short and long-term goals for data management, identify resource needs, and create processes to reach goals that ultimately align with the long-term vision. All work is overseen by Learn4Life’s Data & Research Committee.