Data Coordination Training Strand

Data have become a driving force behind efforts to improve student achievement and ensure successful outcomes. In recent years, there has been a growing awareness that effective teaching, efficient schools and quality data are linked. The focus of this strand is to enable data coordinators to help create a culture of data quality through effective data policies and procedures.



Support staff in:

  • Recognizing and utilizing policies and procedures that promote data quality
  • Understanding and implementing standards and guidelines for data quality
  • Obtaining appropriate training and support for data quality
  • Maximizing the use of timelines and calendars to plan for data quality
  • Realizing the interdependence of hardware, software and network resources affecting data quality


Topics Discussed

  • The importance of data quality: entering, validating and correcting data
  • Use of the Data Standards documents for staff and student data
  • Full use of reports in Infinite Campus – State Edition (and a spreadsheet application).
  • Obtaining, creating, and executing data collection, reporting, and validation procedures and guidelines
  • Obtaining professional development to support ongoing collection, reporting and validation
  • Creation and use of statewide and local data calendars
  • Exploring the data entry environment, both physically and electronically


Designed For

    • District secretaries
    • Centralized registrars
    • Data coordinators
    • Others in similar roles who fulfill these duties