PbS measures and monitors facility practices by collecting and reporting data from administrative records and survey responses from youths, staff and families to provide a holistic picture of the conditions and quality of life in residential facilities, highlights the practices that are effective in promoting youths’ healthy maturation and identifies those that are not. PbS data is reported every April and October. PbS trains staff to use the information to change practices and support reforms implementing the adolescent development approach.
This brief article speaks to the integrity of PbS data and how PbS addresses data quality through training, technology and verification. The document also explains some of the PbS methodology in collecting statistical samples to derive at report averages and rates.
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