Data Training: Program Staff 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.

 

Purpose

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 and its impact
  • Use of the Data Standards documents for staff and student data
  • Extensive use of reports in Infinite Campus – State Edition (and a spreadsheet application).
  • Executing data validation procedures and guidelines
  • Obtaining professional development to support ongoing validation
  • Creation and use of statewide and local data calendars
  • Exploring the data entry environment, both physically and electronically

 

Designed For

Program staff, including:

    • Curriculum/assessment coordinators
    • Title IA coordinators
    • Special Education directors
    • Business managers (especially for staff data)
    • Others in similar roles who fulfill these duties