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The Kate B. Reynolds Charitable Trust is presenting these data tools for your information and use, but did not create them. These tools may be subject to copyright, and should be used within the terms of use outlined in any copyright restrictions.

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Category: Youth

National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey

Author: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention- National Center for Health Statistics
Tool Type: Guides, National Data Source, Questionnaire / Survey, Reports
Existing Data Source

The National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey (NHANES) measures the health and nutritional status of adults and children in the United States and includes both interviews and physical examinations. In addition to demographic, socioeconomic, dietary, and health-related questions, the NHANES also contains medical, dental, and physiological measurements, as well as laboratory tests administered by highly trained medical professionals.

Log Into North Carolina

Author: North Carolina Office of State Budget and Management
Tool Type: Dashboard
Existing Data Source

This dashboard is a user-friendly interactive data retrieval service containing historical information on topics including population, labor force, education, transportation, revenue, agriculture, vital statistics and health, environment and recreation, energy and utilities, and other topics. Each topic category provides comprehensive variables. For example, the vital statistics and health category has detailed data on births, deaths, pregnancies, marriages, divorces, nursing facility beds, beds in general hospitals, persons served in program facilities (NC alcohol and drug treatment centers, mental health development centers), and more. Most data are available at both the county and state levels, and registered users have access to full datasets.

E(RACE)ing Inequities

Author: Center for Racial Equity in Education
Tool Type: Reports
Sample Resource

The report reveals the historical education disadvantages among students of color in North Carolina public schools and the indicators that cause the population less likely to succeed in school and professional development. It provides vital information and context surrounding inequitable structures and patterns within the public education system for school leaders and policymakers moving forward to address racial inequity and build a more equitable school system for the educational success of all students in North Carolina public schools.

School Climate Walk, Revised

Author: Originally from Baltimore Public Schools
Tool Type: Assessment
Data Collection Tool

This observational assessment tool on schools’ culture and climate was modified from Baltimore City Public Schools School Climate project. This tool would be helpful as a starting point in measuring school climate and collecting baseline data to inform capacity building in schools.

Panorama School Climate Survey: Students Grades 6–12

Author: Panorama Education
Tool Type: Questionnaire / Survey
Data Collection Tool

This is a survey tool to collect grade 6–12 students’ perspectives on how supportive their peers and teachers are with self-assessment on their relationships and attitudes toward others in school.

Kids Count Data Center

Author: The Annie E. Casey Foundation
Tool Type: Dashboard
Existing Data Source

This tool reflects data of various indicators related to child well-being, such as education, safety and risky behaviors, family structure and income, poverty, housing, and community environment. The data is at the city, county, school district, and state levels. It is updated annually, and when applicable, the data are stratified by race and ethnicity, age, and family nativity.

Child Welfare in North Carolina

Author: University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Social Work’s Jordan Institute for Families
Tool Type: Dashboard
Existing Data Source

Through the dashboards, users can access datasets, such as child neglect and abuse summary, foster care, and substantiated child neglect and abuse. The data are updated annually and disaggregated by sex, race and ethnicity, and age at the state level.

Crime in North Carolina – Annual Summaries

Author: North Carolina State Bureau of Investigation
Tool Type: Reports
Existing Data Source

This dataset contains information on crimes committed throughout the state each year. Data are broken down into specific offenses, including index crime, violent crime, and property crime. Data are organized by crime type, weapon used to commit the crime, and relationship between victim and offender.