Success Measures

What data do programs track to measure their participants' success? Service Providers select measures they track from this list, as part of their program profiles. You can use the Search feature and filter by "Outcome Measures" to search only for programs that track a particular measure.

Academic Success
Workforce Readiness
Physical Health & Safety
Social Emotional Health & Safety
Social & Civic Engagement

Academic Success

Accepted to college
Apply for scholarship or other financial aid
Attendance in school
Complete FAFSA
Completes full school year
Does not need remediation after transition to next grade level
Earn GED/High School equivalency
Enter college
Enter kindergarten school-ready (based on TEA guidelines)
Graduate from high school
Have to repeat a class/grade level
High school graduation on distinguished or recommended academic plan
Pass STAAR test
Passing English
Passing Math
Persist in college past first year
Pre- and post-assessment of skills
Promoted to the next grade level
Receive scholarship or other financial aid
Recover dropouts/back in school
Service/leadership continues beyond program completion
Successfully complete first year of college
Taking rigorous courses
Texas Primary Reading Inventory (TPRI) Scores

Workforce Readiness

Assessment of career awareness
Complete post-secondary goals (earn degree or certificate)
Complete postsecondary training goals
Demonstrate financial literacy (age appropriate)
Demonstrate work readiness skills
Development of career plan
Enrolled in Student Loan repayment plan
Enter post-secondary training program
Major or specialize in high demand career fields
Obtains employment - with formal assessment of development

Physical Health & Safety

Avoids risky behaviors
Can prepare simple healthy meals/snacks
Chooses healthy snacks and avoids junk food
Drinks water/avoids soda and fruit juice
Eats fresh fruits/vegetables daily
Engages in active play 60 min per day
Increase in healthy practices
Walks or bikes to school
Wears helmet when biking

Social Emotional Health & Safety

Crime/arrest/incarceration - incidence/avoidance
Decrease in presenting problem symptoms
Disciplinary action or suspension - incidence/avoidance
Engages appropriately with peers during social activities
Gang - recovered from/renounced
Improvement in family relationships
Improvement in peer relationships
Increase in confidence/self-esteem
Increase in sexual health literacy
Positive changes in behavior, attitude, learning - parent-reported
Positive changes in behavior, attitude, learning - self-reported
Positive changes in behavior, attitude, learning - teacher-reported
Pregnancy/parenthood - incidence/avoidance
Substance abuse - incidence/avoidance
Violence to self or others - incidence/avoidance

Social & Civic Engagement

Increase in social responsibility
Service project participation and results
Youth volunteer hours


Complete program (participation measure)
Gains in skills or knowledge (pre- and post-assessments)
Percentage of sessions attended