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Quality = Continuous Improvement

This provides a summary of COMET professional services for Data Quality.

With summer coming into full swing, it’s time for students to find new activities to fill up their time.

Here at COMET, where the success of children is the center of our mission, the summer is no exception. Lots of programs work to prevent summer learning loss and keep students growing year round and use our software to support their work.  And summer can be such a special time - instead of the full demands of the school year schedule, children and youth can strengthen a particular asset or passion, or use the time to develop a new set of skills.

Renew your organization’s software practices

There is nothing quite like springtime in upstate New York.

It’s mid-April, the sun is shining, the grass is greening and the flowers are budding.  It is a time where people are filled with energy to “get out there” and confront obstacles and make the changes they know they need to do.  It’s the Season of Renewal.

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You know who you are. You may be a small but expanding organization, using the original way you developed to track data for your business. You may be a medium-size nonprofit that has been awarded a grant that now needs a way to regularly provide outcome reports. You may be a large organization that has access to tracking software at a national level, but it doesn’t track what you need, so you found a way to do it. Often, that way is Microsoft Excel. And it is making you tired.

Screening intervention starts with identification

How can you determine the most effective approach to provide kids support for their specific needs?

Education professionals understand that immediate assessment of evidence-based programs is the key to delivering quality outcomes. Student pre and post assessment is one of the key tools in education. Student screening is a critical step for early identification of children who are at-risk. Screening intervention starts with identification; with accurate screening data you are able to identify those children who need additional help. Immediate feedback allows you to adapt your approach and develop timely plans and interventions. An effective screening program uses timely feedback to inform global policies implemented at all levels of your organization or district.  Individual pre-post assessments support instructional adaptations and adjustments.  Pre-post assessments also evaluate which programs work best for which groups.  

What’s the most important step to any evaluation? Data collection? Choosing a system? Hiring the right evaluator? No, no, and no. The most important step is defining your question, and the more specific you can be, the better.

Michigan Alliance of Boys & Girls Clubs: "BeFit" Healthy Michigan Mobile Health Fair
“Healthy Michigan Today” Collaboration for Youth

The Michigan Alliance of Boys & Girls Clubs is leveraging COMET to implement the “Healthy Michigan Today” program.

Data and Reporting to Inform Instruction

Upstate Cerebral Palsy uses COMET to track therapy services and outcomes for their clients.

Meeting Requirements and Showing Success

Volunteers of America of Western New York (VOA) provides many crucial services to its urban clientele.

COMET Overview: Attendance - Assessment - Accountability
Attendance - Assessment - Accountability

This provides a summary of COMET capabilities: Attendance - Assessments - Accountability.

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