Demonstrating a return on investment is a feature of collective impact and is essential to the scaling and growth planning of ITK.
ITK's collective impact strategy is aimed at ensuring, as a region, that high-quality work-based learning opportunities are available for our students.
We know it is crucial to measure and communicate the outcomes of this initiative - on a program level and on a system level.
Currently, we are developing shared measurement strategies to create uniform ways of measuring progress toward our common goals.
Examples of this work:
- Work-Based Learning Data Capture: Includes common definitions of WBL opportunities and reports include type of WBL, numbers of students, number of business partners, as well as monetary value associated with time spent.
- 1:1 Data Stories: Includes student interviews/reflections about their WBL experiences and uses data such as attendance, behavior, GPA and other indicators to demonstrate a shift in engagement, hopefulness and a plan upon completion of high school.
- Employer/Business Reflection: Includes two or three post internship reflection statements and evaluation of student's effort within the opportunity provided.