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RBA/OBA in 16 Languages

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We are very pleased to announce that the RBA/OBA WEBSITES raguide.org … resultsaccountability.com … resultsleadership.org … resultsscorecard.com … rba-africa.com ARE NOW AVAILABLE IN THE FOLLOWING LANGUAGES: Arabic, Chinese, Dutch, French, German, Hebrew, Hindi, Japanese, Korean, Norwegian, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish, Swahili & Swedish. Click on the lower right orange translation tab and select the language from the display of flags. The …

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Collective Impact Using RBA (Text)

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COLLECTIVE IMPACT USING RBA Collective Impact and RBA are a perfect fit. The idea of working together to produce community “impact” is at the heart of both bodies of work. And RBA compliments Collective Impact in other ways. Collective Impact literature sets out conditions for the success of community change efforts, and RBA provides specific methods to help partners meet …

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Collective Impact Using RBA

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Collective Impact and RBA Impact Collectif et R.A.R. Collective Impact and RBA are a perfect fit. The idea of working together to produce community “impact” is at the heart of both bodies of work. And RBA compliments Collective Impact in other ways. Collective Impact literature sets out conditions for the success of community change efforts, and RBA provides specific methods …

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The Language of Accountability

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The most common problem in this work is the problem of language. People come to the table from many different disciplines and many different walks of life. And the way in which we talk about programs, services and populations varies, literally, all over the map. This means that the usual state of affairs in planning for children, families, adults, elders …

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Questions & Answers from Wales Master Class

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Delegates were asked to discuss in groups one question which they would like to ask Mark Friedman. The following questions will be sent to Mark who has agreed to respond: Is understanding [RBA principles] more important than rigid fidelity to the RBA process? RBA is specifically designed so that it can be broadly and flexibly applied.  I would always argue for …

Mark FriedmanQuestions & Answers from Wales Master Class

The Performance of Teachers

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Pretend, for a moment, that I can split you into two people and give you two separate teaching assignments for one year. You, Version A, are given a 3rd grade class in an upper middle class neighborhood. You, Version B, are given a 3rd grade class in a poor urban neighborhood. In both cases, your job is to teach the …

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Organic vs. Architectural Change

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I believe the case can be made that much if not most, philanthropy in this country and around the world is highly inefficient at creating the change we want. This inefficiency derives in part from the difference between “architectural change” and “organic change” processes. Architectural change is the “design and implement” model at the heart of most government programs and …

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How to Organize the Work of “Turn the Curve” Tables

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A “turn the curve table” is a group of people who come together with the intention of turning one or more population indicator (or performance measurement) curves. It is a good idea for people working together in this way to have experience with the “Turn the Curve Exercise” and some grounding in RBA (either from an RBA 101 workshop, reading …

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The Population Role of Education

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It is often true that conversations within the Education community focus so intently on school performance improvement that it is difficult to have a conversation about the Population Accountability dimension of education. This problem is compounded by the fact that many important education measures (such as graduation rate or percent reading at grade level) double for population indicators. (See Chapter …

Mark FriedmanThe Population Role of Education