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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U.S. Department of Justice: Arrest Data Analysis Tool

The U.S. Department of Justice, Bureau of Labor Statistics has created an Arrest Data Analysis Tool, providing national and agency-level arrest estimates for different offenses, beginning in 1980. Data are available by race/ethnicity, sex, or age. View the tool >

Best for: Arrest data (though not disaggregated by race/ethnicity and sex)


U.S. Department of Justice: Homicide Trends

The U.S. Department of Justice, Bureau of Justice Statistics reports homicide victimization and offending trends, disaggregated by race, sex, and age, beginning in 1976. Data tables used in reports are downloadable. View the tool >

Best for: Disaggregated homicide data


U.S. Department of Labor: Geographic Profile of Employment and Unemployment

The U.S. Department of Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics produces the Geographic Profile of Employment and Unemployment, providing annual average data on employment status by state and metropolitan area, disaggregated by race/ethnicity and sex. Pdf format only. View the tool >

Best for: Comparisons with other demographic groups on employment statistics, by state and major metropolitan area


University of Washington: Framework for Planning, Implementing, and Evaluating PreK-3rd Grade Approaches

This framework includes strategies, implementation indicators, and evaluation approaches for comprehensive preK-3rd grade efforts. Rather than focusing on child outcomes, this tool emphasizes changes in adult behaviors/skills and to the system itself. View the tool >

Best for: Developing and evaluating comprehensive preK-3rd grade efforts


University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee: Race and Male Employment

From the University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee, Center for Economic Development, Dr. Mark V. Levine’s working paper, Race and Male Employment in the Great Recession: Black Male Employment Rates in Milwaukee and the Nation’s Largest Metro Areas, 2010, examines employment rates in 40 metropolitan areas for racial disparities and trends. View the tool >

Best for: Identifying disparities and trends in Black male employment in the largest metropolitan areas