Why set up Data Sharing?
In many communities children receive services from multiple organizations and often times organizations do not know what additional services are being provided. Ideally, organizations would collaborate to improve common goals. For example, in-school academics and after school enrichment may want to share test results. While each organization can measure their own outcomes, only data sharing can enable outcome measurement across organizations. So, if an after school program and a school want to measure if their collective work has a positive impact on school attendance and academic outcomes data sharing is essential.