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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Centers for Disease Control and Prevention: National Vital Statistics Reports

The National Vital Statistics Reports by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention provide data on life expectancy, death, and infant mortality rates, disaggregated by race/ethnicity and sex. View the tool >

Best for: Disaggregated data on life expectancy and death rates


Centers for Disease Control and Prevention: Youth Violence—Measuring Violence-Related Attitudes, Behaviors, and Influences Among Youths

This compendium provides a set of tools to assess violence-related beliefs, behaviors, and influences, as well as to evaluate programs to prevent youth violence. Most are intended for use with youths between the ages of 11 and 24 years, but there are some measures for children between 5 and 10 years. View the tool >

Best for: Measuring youth attitudes, behaviors, and influences regarding violence


COSEBOC Standards and Promising Practices for Schools Educating Boys of Color

The Coalition of Schools Educating Boys of Color (COSEBOC) standards assist schools, school districts, and school leaders in enhancing programs serving boys and young men of color. The tool includes a self-assessment with indicators across seven core areas. View the tool >


Department of Education: Civil Rights Data Collection

The Civil Rights Data Collection provides downloadable Excel files containing national and state-wide enrollment in pre-K programs, enrollment in AP classes, out-of-school suspensions, expulsions, diplomas, and more. Data are disaggregated by race/ethnicity, sex, limited English proficiency, and disability. View the tool >

Best for: Public education data and making comparisons with other demographic groups


Exploration of African-American Male Community College Students’ Experiences

Dr. Robin Dabney used this semi-structured interview protocol in her dissertation to discover how African-American male community college students were able to overcome obstacles and obtain academic success, regardless of the challenges. View the tool >

Best for: Interview guide for Black male undergraduate students