Data Entry 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

    • School, guidance and district secretaries
    • Registrars
    • Data stewards
    • Others in similar roles who fulfill these duties

Registration & Participation

Register online to participate in the Data Entry Training Strand. The Maine DOE uses the online tool Moodle to accept registrations and manage its various data quality certification programs.