This November, KIPP DC’s KIPP Through College and Career program was honored by Raise DC as a Data Spotlight Award winner for its innovative use of education data to address the challenges that D.C. youth face. Raise DC is a cross-sector cradle-to-career partnership focused on improving the lives of District youth through educational outcomes.
Raise DC’s Data Spotlight Awards aim to shed new light on the impactful education data work happening in the District. The awards reward the practice of using data in smart, scalable ways and seek to emphasize the value of evidence-based decision-making in education. Only 10 organizations were selected as Data Spotlight Award winners and each organization received a $10,000 award.
“Raise DC is looking at creative ways data can be used to improve educational outcomes,” said Laurie Wingate, Raise DC’s executive director. “The Data Spotlight awardees have discovered how to use data that not only improves their organizational impact, but also improves the work they are doing for the youth they serve. We hope the awards will encourage better data use throughout the District.”
The winning organizations were chosen by a judging panel of 15 education and data experts, including leaders from the Office of the Deputy Mayor of Education, Urban Institute, Deloitte and Data Quality Campaign. The Office of the State Superintendent of Education provided funding for the awards.
KIPP DC’s KIPP Through College program has always closely examined both student data and external data from colleges and universities to inform how we counsel and serve our alumni on their journey to college degrees.
To learn more about the award and the ways that our KIPP Through College program uses data, click here!