Logan Together

Results

Are we making a difference?

We are tracking results at key stages along the life course

Are we making a difference ?  There’s a few proof points across the lifecourse that will tell us how our kids are doing and whether we are achieving our goals.  For starters we’re going to track these four Big Results:

  1. Health Status at Birth
  2. Development at 3 years
  3. Development at 5 years
  4. Year 3 NAPLAN

 

Health Status at Birth     
Baseline 2025 Current
Birth weight over 2,500 grams 353 babies 329 babies 348 babies
Born after 36 weeks 499 babies 442 babies 499 babies
Low APGAR score after five minutes 203 babies 80 babies 203 babies

 

Development at 3 years    
Baseline 2025 Current
We’d love to have a set of measures for this lifestage 0 0 0

 

Development at 5 years    

55

Baseline 2025 Current
AEDC – Vulnerable 1 or more 1509 childen 1242 children 1530 children
Domain 1 – physical health – kids on track 3365 kids on track 3475 kids on track 3413 children
Domain 2 – social competence – kids on track 3213 kids on track 3389 kids on track 3258 children
Domain 3 – emotional wellbeing – kids on track 3227 kids on track 3499 kids on track 3273 children
Domain 4 – language and cognitive development – kids on track 3594 kids on track 3917 kids on track 3644 children
Domain 5 – communication and general knowledge – kids on track 3303 kids on track  3465 kids on track 3350 children 

 

year 3 NAPLAN  

55

Baseline 2025 Current
National Minimum Standard  (average) 4205 students 4446 students 4205 students
Top 2 Bands (average) 1292 students 1833 students 1292 students

 

We’ll measure success in a range of ways.  But, long term, we’ll have to see progress in these indicators to know we’ve made a difference. 

We’ve got some gaps in our knowledge – as you’ll see we’d really like to know much more about how kids are doing at Age 3 for instance – so we we’ll work with partners to complete the picture over time.

Tracking influencing factors

It will take a while to see big results from our work and for these headline indicators to change. But by tracking the factors that influence big change we can feel confident we are heading in the right direction.  These factors (known in the trade as Risk and Protective Factors) are the things known to make a difference on the issues we care about. Here are the main ones we are tracking:

 

Lifestage  Issue Baseline 2025 Current
Ready to have kids Fewer very young parents 293 mothers 190 mothers 293 mothers
  Increase in completion of Year 12 2573 non-completions 2358 non-completions 2573 non-completions
  Increase in parents employed prior to parenting Not available yet Not available yet Not available yet
Great start in life Healthy habits during pregnancy: Fewer women smoking in first 20 weeks  824 mothers  618 mothers 775 mothers 
  Healthy habits during pregnancy: Fewer women smoking in second 20 weeks  647 mothers 499 mothers  647 mothers 
  Fewer expectant mothers overweight or obese  2268 mothers 2016 mothers  2268 mothers 
  Adequate antenatal care: fewer mothers with a low number of antenatal visits  499 mothers 209 mothers   Not available yet
  Adequate antenatal care: fewer mothers whose first antenatal visit in in third trimester  271 mothers 233 mothers  Not available yet 
  Strong attachment Not available yet Not available yet Not available yet
On track at 3 Parents confident in parenting role: Confidence in identifying milestones  To be determined To be determined    To be determined
  Parents confident in parenting role: Family is socially connected  To be determined To be determined  To be determined 
   Learning through rich play, talk and reading  To be determined To be determined  To be determined 
On track at 5 Attending a high quality kindergarten program 2194 kids Not available yet Not available yet
  Successful transition to big school: adapting to structure and environment of school 3118 children 3399 children 3118 children
  Supportive home learning environment: Parent support for reading 4003 4470  4003 
  Supportive home learning environment: Parent support for learning 4155  4403  4155 
  Supportive home learning environment: Internet connection at home 3979  3908  3979 
  Fully immunised: Children are fully vaccinated at age 5 4413 kids 4470 kids 4413 kids
On Track at 8 Engaged at school: students enjoy school 81% of students 77% of students 81% of students
  Engaged at school: high school attendace 91.2% of students 91.2% of students 91.2% of students
  Supportive home learning Not available yet Not available yet Not available yet
Family Foundations Lower rates of unemployment 8.9% unemployment 5.6% unemployment rate 6.1% unemployment rate
  Secure housing: rental stress 8603 households Not available yet 8603 households
  Secure housing: mortgage stress 4598 households Not available yet 4598 households
  Family wellbeing: Mental health morbidity  Coming soon Coming soon Coming soon
  Family Safety – we are looking at how to measure this Not available yet Not available yet Not available yet
A Strong Community Socially connected and empowered community Not available yet Not available yet Not available yet

 

Other ways to measure success

Data is one way to measure success, but there’s many others. There’s stories of change, changes in the symbolism and narrative of the community and intangibles like the strength of community partnerships and the good-working of the Logan Together movement.  We are working to put all these things into an evaluation framework that can sit alongside the data.

Achievements

Already Logan Together partners have delivered dozens of initiatives that are driving the changes we are seeking.  Check out our partners’ bragging list.

The Roadmap