Evidence2Success Surveys Track Child Development

Posted November 5, 2012
By the Annie E. Casey Foundation
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Chil­dren do best in nur­tur­ing fam­i­lies, schools and com­mu­ni­ties. But deter­min­ing how chil­dren are far­ing is not easy. That’s why Casey devel­oped the Evidence2Success Child­hood and Youth Expe­ri­ence Sur­veys. The sur­veys cap­ture infor­ma­tion on whether kids are meet­ing devel­op­men­tal mile­stones and where they are like­ly to face chal­lenges in the future. Ana­lyz­ing sur­vey results enables city and state agen­cies to rec­og­nize prob­lems and tar­get their invest­ments to solve prob­lems and pre­vent oth­ers before they occur.

What can you learn from the sur­vey results?

Evidence2Success sur­veys are used by com­mu­ni­ties look­ing to under­stand how local chil­dren are doing. Sur­vey results are pre­sent­ed in easy-to-read reports that help pub­lic sys­tems, schools, and com­mu­ni­ties devel­op a com­mon under­stand­ing of child and youth out­comes and risk and pro­tec­tive fac­tors that influ­ence child well-being. They also pro­vide infor­ma­tion on the pro­por­tion of chil­dren who expe­ri­ence or are at risk of poor outcomes.

How are sur­vey results used?

Sur­vey results are pri­mar­i­ly used to iden­ti­fy evi­dence-based pro­grams tar­get­ed to improve spe­cif­ic outcomes.

Agen­cies also can use the sur­veys to:

  • Pre­vent gaps or dou­bling up of pro­grams and services
  • Make bud­get deci­sions and seek sup­port for addi­tion­al funding
  • Direct invest­ments toward proven pre­ven­tion and ear­ly inter­ven­tion pro­grams to avoid prob­lems before they occur

Who takes the survey?

Sam­ple sur­veys are avail­able for:

Find more infor­ma­tion on the sur­vey in the item con­struct dic­tio­nary.

How often is the sur­vey administered?

By admin­is­ter­ing the sur­vey every two years, city and state agen­cies can bench­mark and track trends in child well-being.

Who has access to the sur­vey results?

City and state agen­cies and local com­mu­ni­ties have access to their aggre­gat­ed or com­bined data. Pro­files com­bine data by school, neigh­bor­hood or city. Indi­vid­ual respons­es are not shared; sur­vey admin­is­tra­tors take steps to pro­tect chil­dren’s identities.

For more infor­ma­tion about the Child­hood and Youth Expe­ri­ence Sur­veys, con­tact the Evidence2Success team.

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