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Program Staff 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 program staff to help 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 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.
  • 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

  • Program Staff, such as:
    • Curriculum / Assessment Coordinators
    • Title IA Coordinators
    • Special Education Directors
    • Business Managers (esp. for staff data)
    • … 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