Research & Data

PROMOTING DATA-DRIVEN PUBLIC POLICIES

The Center for Social Measurement and Evaluation (CSME) supports the research and evaluation efforts across all of CHILDREN AT RISK’s issue areas. 

Center for Social Measurement and Evaluation

The Center for Social Measurement and Evaluation (CSME) supports the research and evaluation efforts across all of CHILDREN AT RISK’s primary issue areas, centers, and policy initiatives.  CSME produces data tools to empower individuals with the information they need to drive and inform policy change.

Data-Driven Community Advocacy Tools

CSME designs and disseminates data-based research tools including:

  • Annual School Rankings
  • School data for parents through TexasSchoolGuide.org
  • Early education data and interactive maps

Research & Evaluation

CSME assesses the impact of policies and programs, resulting in evaluations including:

  • Nonprofit program evaluation
  • Corporate social investment reports
  • Community health needs assessments
  • Fiscal evaluations

Publications 

CSME produces research-oriented publications including:

  • Growing Up in Houston
  • Growing Up in North Texas
  • The Journal of Applied Research on Children
  • The Journal of Family Strengths

Our Latest Research & Data Analysis

2019 State of Public Education

2019 State of Public Education

For the past thirteen years, CHILDREN AT RISK (C@R) has assigned A-F grades and ranked Texas public schools to help parents, educators, and community members better understand how their local schools are performing. C@R has used this annual “dive into the data” to spark conversations about the quality of our public schools and push the state to adopt more transparent and rigorous standards.

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