This case study is one in a series of briefs that show how to invest in and use integrated data systems (IDS) in local jurisdictions to improve policies, programs and practice. This brief presents out-of-school collective impact initiatives in North Carolina and Texas and their use of data from a local IDS to improve educational outcomes for their enrollees and allocate resources more effectively.
A collaborative of youth serving agencies in Charlotte-Mecklenburg County, North Carolina, used IDS data to improve attendance and reduce chronic absenteeism among its enrollees. A consortium of out-of-school-time providers in San Antonio, Texas, learned from IDS data that their enrollees were behind their peers in reading and math proficiency improvement. The organizations revamped their programs to focus on reading and math and the local United Way consortium reallocated funding to middle and high schools where the supports were more effective.