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Targeted services are needed in Colorado to improve educational outcomes for students in foster care. Descriptive data can be used to identify needs and prioritize resources.

Select from seven years of data from the Colorado Study of Students in Foster Care to identify specific academic achievement, academic progress, or school stability needs. Data are presented in annual snapshots and trends over time. Interactive data visualizations allow you to filter by grade level and demographics. Most data points are statewide. The school mobility section also includes geographical information.  

Please contact us with questions about how to use this information to inform program development or evaluation.

Need qualitative data or quotes from former foster youth to pair with these data? Visit our reports section.

Suggested Citation:

Clemens, E. V. & Tis, M. (2016). Colorado study of students in foster care: Needs assessment data 2008 to 2014. Greeley, CO: University of Northern Colorado. Retrieved from: www.unco.edu/cebs/foster-care-research/