Equity Counts: Development of Common Measures


Equal Measure, in conjunction with the Aspen Institute Forum for Community Solution’s Opportunity Youth Forum (OYF) and the six Equity Counts Data Collection Pilot (DCP) communities, developed four community-level OYF Common Measures. In addition to capturing youth disconnection, these measures are a new way of segmenting the opportunity youth population based on their progress in attaining a high school degree, a postsecondary credential, and getting a job.

This guide was developed as a technical supplement to the OYF Common Measures for each of the DCP communities. This guide provides more technical information about the data source including the key variables used in the analysis, the geographic areas for the six DCP communities, and the reliability of the estimates.

Read the guide here.