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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National Center for Education Statistics: NAEP Data Tools

The National Center for Education Statistics offers a variety of customizable data tables and reports from the National Assessment of Educational Progress. View the tool >

Best for: National and state disaggregated data on student academic performance and learning


National Center on Fathers and Families: Fathering Indicators Framework

This qualitative and quantitative framework for measuring change in fathering behaviors is based on an expansive vision of what fathering is and its consequences for the lives of children and families. View the tool >

Best for: Evaluation tool to measure change in fathering behaviors and effectiveness of fathering programs


Promise Neighborhoods Institute: Accelerating Results for Black Males

This resource guide by the Promise Neighborhoods Institute at PolicyLink contains Black male achievement indicators and numerous resources and recommendations for collecting data on Black males in the community. View the tool >

Best for: Step-by-step guide to help neighborhoods identify and address barriers to improving outcomes of Black boys and young men


Promise Neighborhoods Institute: Ensuring Black Males Are Successful Early Readers

This resource guide by the Promise Neighborhoods Institute at PolicyLink contains a framework, with indicators and results, that positions Black boys in the first eight years of their lives to develop into successful early readers. View the tool >

Best for: Guide to help communities connect Black boys to the supports they need to become proficient readers


School Climate Survey

The Youth Committee of the Building Healthy Communities Initiative in Long Beach developed this survey to assess and identify experiences related to school climate and discipline. The survey is located within the report What Works: Transforming Conditions and Health Outcomes for Boys and Men of Color. View the tool >

Best for: Youth conducting surveys among other youth on school climate and discipline