Parent Gauge is a web-based tool that measures parent experience and the impact of your program's engagement efforts.Through a series of closed- and open-ended questions, Parent Gauge explores a family's experience with entry and transition, knowledge of child development, empowerment and identity, relationships with staff, family growth and stability, and health and nutrition. The tool provides immediate feedback to staff regarding parent needs, but it also provides data on program effectiveness.The tool is administered 2-3 times during the year, and the user-friendly dashboard provides immediate, color-coded, directional feedback to staff. Data can easily be reviewed at the staff, center, and program levels, and anonymized data is aggregated for state and national level analytics and benchmarking.
21 Feb 2020
Parent Gauge is a much needed tool. Our program has used it for the past 2 years with over 200 families. Family Services staff input the notes from their interviews with parents directly into the system, which is a huge bonus for us. The results are immediate, and the amount of qualitative data we get from it is just astounding. This is extremely helpful for the management staff who do not work with families on a regular basis. Our program is still working on correctly implementing the tool; timeframes for first and second interviews, and consistency among staff who are conducting the interviews to prompt families to In the pilot phase, there were some glitches that needed to be ironed out. Data upload was helpful, however, there are fields that cannot be uploaded and no alternate way to bulk enter the data. It is time consuming to go through the child records and parent records one by one to update the information. I have learned that they have a new company that is hosting and providing support so I look forward to seeing how it improves and evolves over the years!