Category Archives: 2014

Confidentiality Toolkit

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This resource tool from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ Administration for Children and Families (ACF) supports state and local efforts by bringing greater clarity to the rules governing confidentiality in ACF and certain related programs by providing examples of how confidentiality requirements can be addressed and met in a manner fully consistent […]

IDEA and FERPA Confidentiality Provisions

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This 2014 guidance document from the U.S. Department of Education offers a “crosswalk” of IDEA Part B, IDEA Part C, and FERPA for a variety of confidentiality topics, including consent, inspection and review, retention of records, procedural safeguards, and dispute resolution. View IDEA and FERPA Confidentiality Provisions (PDF)

Logic Model Development Guide

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This guide is written for a broad audience to clarify the what, why, and how of logic models: what logic models are and the different types; why a program should develop a logic model; and how a logic model can be used to guide implementation and plan for evaluation. The guide includes templates and checklists […]

Social Innovation Fund evaluation plan guidance: A step-by-step guide to designing a rigorous evaluation

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This 2014 document provides guidance for PFS grantees, subgrantees, and evaluators for preparing a PFS evaluation plan and includes a detailed suggested evaluation plan outline (including implementation and impact evaluation plans). Corporation for National & Community Service. (2014). Social Innovation Fund evaluation plan guidance: A step-by-step guide to designing a rigorous evaluation. Washington, DC: Author.

Pay for success: A primer for social innovators

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This 2014 resource is directed at organizations considering using PFS to finance services and is organized as a series of curated resources, including reports and articles from the Urban Institute, Social Finance US, news articles from New York Times, and others. Munoz, C., & Gordon, R. (2014). Pay for success: A primer for social innovators. […]

Evidence-Based Policymaking: A Guide for Effective Government

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This 2014 report outlines the first comprehensive framework that policymakers can follow to build a system of evidence-based governing. By leveraging the power of this approach, governments can reduce wasteful spending, expand innovative programs, and strengthen accountability. The report presents five key components to implementing evidence-based policymaking: Program assessment, budget development, implementation oversight, outcome monitoring, […]

Data for Action 2014: Paving the Path to Success

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This 2014 report presents the key findings of DQC’s 2014 survey, including detailed state-by-state status; the national landscape of education data and policy; examples from leading states; and information on how states are serving the data needs of teachers, parents, school and district administrators, policymakers, and the public. Published by The Data Quality Campaign (DQC) […]