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Data Entry Strand                                                  List of Certified Staff

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Data has become one of the driving forces behind current school reform efforts.  Recently, there has been a growing awareness that effective teaching, efficient schools, and quality data are linked.  The focus of this strand is to enable staff that enters data to create a culture of data quality through effective data policies and procedures.

The purpose of this certification strand is to support staff in:

  • Recognizing and utilizing policies and procedures which 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

The topics discussed include:

  • The importance of data quality when entering data
  • Use of the Data Standards documents for staff and student data
  • Limited use of reports in InfiniteCampus – State Edition (and a spreadsheet application)
  • Obtaining and executing data collection, reporting, and validation procedures and guidelines
  • Obtaining professional development to support ongoing collection and  reporting
  • Use of a state-wide as well as local data calendar
  • Understanding the data entry environment, both physically and electronically

This strand is designed to meet the needs of:

  • School, guidance, and district secretaries
  • Registrars
  • Data stewards
  • … and similar roles that fulfill these duties

For questions and further information, please contact:

Lance Gilman (207) 624-6681
Travis Wood
(207) 624-6810

Statewide Longitudinal Data System Trainers