Publications

Since 2007, with the publication of the Connected by 25 reports, All Hands Raised has been committed to base all organizational activities on solid evidence and data that can be understood and utilized by all partners.

Too often data are used as a blunt instrument with the simple goal of proving (or disproving) the value of a given project or intervention. The focus of All Hands Raised is not to use data to prove – but rather to improve – individual and collective efforts to support young people. These reports provide a guide to data that has shaped, and continues to guide the work.

Reports

Reports published by All Hands Raised to measure our shared progress.

Chapter01

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Chapter 01 highlights the dynamic work happening throughout the Partnership, sharing progress and early results generated through this community-wide collaborative effort. In addition, baseline data and improvement targets are portrayed for each of the Indicators, revealing entrenched disparities as well as reasons for hope and optimism.

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Ninth Grade Counts Outcome Evaluation (published 2012)

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Outcomes and Demographics for Participants in Ninth Grade Counts and Career + College Connections published by NWEA

Ninth Grade Counts Outcome Evaluation (published 2011)

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Partnering for Student Success: Cradle to Career 2010.

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Released by Portland State on November 30, 2010, the Report to the Community was a launching pad for the adaptation of a Cradle to Career Partnership in this community.

Connected by 25 April, 2010 Research Update

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In April 2010 a brief update on the Connected by 25 initiative was created and presented at the Education Summit held in spring of 2010.

The Fourth R, a Connected by 25 Report

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Connected by 25, The Fourth R: New Research Shows Which Academic Indicators Are the Best Predictors of High School Graduation — and What Interventions Can Help More Kids Graduate (published Spring 2007).

New Growth In Stumptown, a Connected by 25 Report

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Connected by 25, New Growth in Stumptown: Young Portlanders Face Twenty-First Century Challenges (published Spring 2007)

Key Community Reports

Reports published by partner organizations that provide key evidence to guide the work.

Communities of Color in Mutnomah County: An Unsettling Profile (published 2010)

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This report centers the experiences of communities of color in Multnomah county, and the disparities that exist for our people. As a result, the text centers issues of inequality, inequity and injustice. For many people, this will be a tough read. Most of us would rather avoid this topic. While this may be an unsettling read, we believe that it offers a unique set of insights nto one of the most devastating social dynamics in US history and into the present-day. It is intended to be a catalyst for action – to build far-reaching durable solutions that will provide our communities and our children the hope of a better future.

A Deeper Look at the Black-White Achievement Gap in Multnomah County: A Report on the Black Parent Initiative (Winter 2009)

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A report published by The Black Parent Initiative, Chalkboard Project, and ECONorthwest, presents their findings related to the Black achievement gap, achievement growth, student mobility, and selected teacher characteristics.

Disconnected Youth in Multnomah and Washington Counties

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Disconnected Youth in Multnomah and Washington Counties: Who are they? Where do they live? What should we do about it?

Disparities in Multnomah County Kindergarten Readiness: Which Children is Our System Failing? (published 2012)

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A data report sponsored by Social Venture Partners Portland, Multnomah County, and the Multnomah County Commission on Children, Families, & Community that relies on national longitudinal data, findings from other states that have kindergarten readiness assessments, and third grade reading data from the Oregon Department of Education to identify what populations of children are frequently entering school not prepared and failing to meet the 3rd grade reading state benchmark.

The Economic Impacts of Oregon's Student Achievement Gap (published 10/2010)

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Published by Chalboard Project , this policy brief describes the results of a “back of the envelope” calculation designed to estimate the impact of Oregon’s achievement and attainment gaps on Oregon’s economy.

Exclusionary Discipline in Multnomah County Schools: How suspensions and expulsions impact students of color

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A young person’s commitment to education is their key to success in life. Exclusionary discipline, in contrast, disconnects a young person from school, limiting the prospects for their success. Youth need positive adult relationships, safe and supportive environments in which to learn, and engaging curriculum that guides them through transitions and developmental stages. Our goal as a community is to reduce factors that inhibit academic success. This report asserts that we must agree that exclusionary discipline is a primary factor leading to academic disconnection and ultimately failure; therefore educing or providing alternatives to exclusionary discipline should be prioritized for all students and especially students of color.

Partnering for Student Success: Cradle to Career 2010.

File type: PDF | File size: 2 MB

Released by Portland State on November 30, 2010, the Report to the Community was a launching pad for the adaptation of a Cradle to Career Partnership in this community.

Why Being in School Matters: Chronic Absenteeism in Oregon Public Schools (June 2012)

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Conducted by ECONorthwest—in partnership with the Children’s Institute, the Chalkboard Project and Attendance Works—this analysis revealed that chronic absence is a significant issue in Oregon, dragging down academic performance, for communities and students of all demographic backgrounds, but especially those in families living in poverty.