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Data for action in cross-sector collaboration

When working in cross-sector career pathways partnerships, moving quickly from data collection to forming recommendations reduces the opportunity to consider possible meanings and alternative explanations, and as a result, may lead to flawed conclusions. The “Making Sense of Data” process adapted from a Collective Impact Forum and FSG 2014 report helps ensure the data contributes to real learning and regional transformation. Through a series of questions, this resource outlines a process in which regional leaders can use data to drive strategic decisionmaking amongst K–12, community college, and workforce development partners.


Career Pathways (Postsecondary Pathways)

Publication Type

California Rural Partnerships Alliance

Publication Date
January 19, 2021