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Connecting the Dots: Reflections on Data Use in Afterschool Settings, Blog by Larry Pasti, Senior Director of Field Services

Using data to improve performance is essential for bettering outcomes for children and youth. When a new data system is created or implemented, it's important to address critical questions first about the processes and people involved, not just the technology. In this recent blog, the Forum's Larry Pasti reflects on his own experiences as well as the Chapin Hall report, commissioned by the Wallace Foundation, titled "Connecting the Dots: Data Use in Afterschool Systems."

This report is an analysis of a cohort of sites who worked on data sharing between school and afterschool systems. The overall summary of the site work emphasizes the importance of people and process as much as the technology selected.

Read more of Larry's reflections.

Publishing Date: 
October 15, 2018