Building capacity for using data effectively: a case study

For those interested in a deep dive into how data can be used meaningfully and collaboratively, and what it takes to get there, I recently came across the following reports on using data to strengthen after school systems. The reports hones in on programs across a few cities in the U.S., but the strategies and lessons learned are applicable in a much broader context: for example, how to develop effective and sustained use of data, or build capacity for working with data given high rates of staff turnover.

The interim/first of the reports, titled “Connecting the Dots: Data Use in Afterschool Systems” is here.
The final report, titled “Using Data to Strengthen Afterschool Planning, Management, and Strategy: Lessons from Eight Cities” is here.