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The primary purpose of the Data and Evaluation Committee is to measure the impact of MCCC programs and make recommendations on where MCCC should dedicate resources to make the highest impact. To help the executive leadership identify opportunities and decide priorities, the committee oversees:
Data collection systems and processes
Data analysis and interpretation
Insights and recommendations
Responsibilities of Data and Evaluation Committee
Strategic: Refers to key capabilities and outputs that within themselves are mutually exclusive, yet collectively exhaustive enough to ensure that final outcome will unquestionably support PCAMN’s mission.
Data Collection Systems: Identify gaps in current systems that capture key performance data and propose solutions to fill those gaps. Develop and/or revise survey instruments to collect information needed for evaluation.
Data Collection Compliance: Ensure individuals responsible for inputting the data into the system fully understand the protocols to enter the data and the significance of the data they provide.
Reporting: Develop recommendations on the Dashboards and other reports that the Executive Leadership and Board of Directors should receive on regular frequency to understand the work that MCCC/PCAMN does in order to further it’s mission.
Analysis and Insights: Develop guidance for the analyses that will provide insights on the effectiveness of MCCC/PCAMN’s programs and provide recommendations on the key areas that require more focus and/or resources to increase the Impact that the organization intends to achieve through its programs.
Set annual work plans to assess committee priorities and responsibilities
Assign volunteers to complete each task in their work plan
Work with staff to assess program needs related to evaluation
Identify and provide opportunities for staff education or training on data collection processes (as well as for any program volunteers or participants involved in data collection)
Ensure that the voices of parents are solicited and heard as the committee carries out its responsibilities
Share customer experience metrics with program staff on an ongoing basis to promote continual program improvement
Bring forward issues and recommend evaluation adjustments or improvements to the Board for approval throughout the year
Provide the Board of Directors with a formal written evaluation of MCCC’s impact at least annually to help guide decision making