Research

Measures of Success

The Education Redesign Lab launched the By All Means initiative in February 2016 to rethink education and child development systems. The six-city national consortium is focused on building 21st-century systems featuring whole-child personalized learning, integrated health and social services, expanded enrichment opportunities, and other interventions to ensure child well-being and educational success. Led by their respective mayors and with the support of a facilitator funded by the Lab, each of these cities has created a Children’s Cabinet with a vision for addressing the needs of children and undertaken initiatives to move each city toward that vision. Drawing on best practices from collective impact and board governance, the Lab developed the Measures of Success framework to gauge the progress and success of the Children’s Cabinets.

In the slides below, the Lab shares its initial templates for its Measures of Success framework to support others who are in the early stages of developing measurement frameworks for collaborative work. Please contact Lynne Sacks at lynne_sacks@gse.harvard.edu for more information about the framework or to share your lessons learned about supporting data use in collaborative settings.