Outcomes Toolkit

Looking for resources to benchmark progress and measure outcomes? This collection of tools includes datasets, survey instruments, and interview protocols that have been used with Black men and boys. Sources vary from the U.S. government to foundation research to doctoral dissertations.

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African-American Male Students’ Transition From Middle School to High School

In her dissertation, Dr. Anissia Jenkins Scales examines structural, academic, and personal factors affecting the transition of African-American males from middle school to high school. Interview protocols and a 28-item questionnaire were administered to a group of Black male students. View the tool >

Best for: Exploring African-American male high school students’ transition from middle school to high school


BMA Life Outcomes Dashboard

This dashboard is a central location to obtain indicators that track opportunity for Black males in the U.S.—nationally and in select cities. View the tool >

Best for: Assessing how Black males fare nationally and locally


California Health Interview Survey

This survey provides population-based, standardized health-related data, including physical and mental health status and health insurance coverage and access to services. View the tool >

Best for: Survey and data about health and health care needs in California, among a variety of population groups


California Healthy Kids Survey

This nationally recognized tool collects data on student attitudes, behaviors, and experiences related to school and learning, including resiliency, risk behaviors, and protective factors. View the tool >

Best for: Survey of students grades 5 and above on student attitudes, behaviors, and experiences


Centers for Disease Control and Prevention: HIV in the U.S.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Division of HIV/AIDS Prevention produces a fact sheet, HIV in the United States: At a Glance, presenting data on people living with HIV infection and who is most affected. View the tool >

Best for: Snapshot of HIV rates with some information about Black males