Developing a shared measurement system is essential to collective impact.  Collecting data and measuring results consistently on a short list of indicators at the community level and across all participating organizations ensures that efforts remain aligned.   Shared measurement in the context of collective impact is “use of a common set of measures to monitor performance, track progress towards outcomes and learn what is and is not working in the group’s collective approach” (John Kania, FSG).

Building off the research provided by StriveTogether and informed by our local collaboratives, North State Together identified key “cradle to career” benchmarks that frame the efforts in each county and provide guideposts for our region as a whole.

Key success indicators will include:

  • Kindergarten Readiness
  • Early Grade Reading
  • Middle Grade Math
  • High School Graduation and College Readiness
  • Post-Secondary Enrollment
  • Post-Degree Completion

In addition, each county will set individual “contextual indicators” that align with the visions of each county and community collaboration. Examples may include health indicators, economic indications and/or community goals.

The broad indicators will be shared across the region and data about each will be provided to each county. However, each community will set their own benchmarks. And, each county will create their own action plans for addressing the priority area that most resonates with their needs and goals.

This page will provide an overview of these efforts; please watch for updates.

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Broad Success Indicators:  North State Together Regional Data

Kindergarten Readiness
Measurement(s):
Green Light on Kindergarten Readiness Snapshot
(Source: Kindergarten Readiness Snapshot Scoring Summary)

  • Check back soon for data on Kindergarten Readiness

Early Grade Reading
Measurement(s):
Meet or Exceed Common Core Standards
(Source:   California Assessment of Student Performance and Progress, https://caaspp.cde.ca.gov/)

  • Check back soon for more data on Early Grade Reading

Middle Grade Math
Measurement(s):
Meet or Exceed Common Core Standards
(Source:   California Assessment of Student Performance and Progress, https://caaspp.cde.ca.gov/)

  • Check back soon for more data on Middle Grade Math

High School Graduation and College Readiness
Measurement(s):
Complete Course Requirements for CA Public Universities
(Source:  California Department of Education, California Basic Educational Data System (CBEDS), Dataquest, https://dq.cde.ca.gov/dataquest/)

Post-Secondary Enrollment
Measurement(s):
Enrolled in College or Post-Secondary Program Fall Following High School
(Source:  National Student Clearinghouse, https://studentclearinghouse.org/)

  • Check back soon for data on Post-Secondary Enrollment

Post-Degree Completion
Measurement(s):
Completed College or Post-Secondary Program within 6 years
(Source:  National Student Clearinghouse, https://studentclearinghouse.org/)
Increase Educational Attainment for 25 Years and Over
(Source:  Source: U.S. Census Bureau, 2017 American Community Survey, https://factfinder.census.gov/)

  • Check back soon for more data on Post-Degree Completion

***This regional data brief also has accompanying reports at the county level.  To obtain a copy of the county level reports, please email jspielmann@shastacollege.edu.