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Stakeholder Engagement Toolkit: Traversing ‘Stakeholder Land’

May 21, 2017 | National Center for Education Statistics

Stakeholder Engagement Toolkit: Traversing ‘Stakeholder Land’

This stakeholder engagement toolkit guides readers through “Stakeholder Land,” an imaginary board game that helps SEAs and LEAs develop a strategic approach towards stakeholder engagement. Although not an actual game, this toolkit equips interested parties with a six- step plan that builds towards effective stakeholder engagement. Along with the six steps, the toolkit supplies guiding […]

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Strategies for Situation-Based Communications

May 21, 2017 | National Center for Education Statistics

Strategies for Situation-Based Communications

Following are four fictional situations based on challenges commonly faced by states with SLDS projects. Sample communications strategies for each situation were developed from discussions with state participants at meetings held in May and July 2014.

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Strategies for Handling ‘Opt Out’

May 21, 2017 | National Center for Education Statistics

Strategies for Handling ‘Opt Out’

This brief provides an overview of the data collections and data uses that are often part of opt-out measures. It also examines strategies that states are developing to handle opt-out preferences in their SLDSs and ensure that data are properly managed.

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State Approaches to Engaging Postsecondary Stakeholders

May 21, 2017 | National Center for Education Statistics

State Approaches to Engaging Postsecondary Stakeholders

The effective engagement of postsecondary stakeholders is crucial to the development of a successful P-20W (preschool through workforce) data system. While many states have mandated postsecondary participation in P-20W systems, all states should cultivate strong relationships among the different P-20W institutions, ensuring that postsecondary stakeholders (e.g., for-profit colleges, four-year universities, community colleges) for instance, share […]

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State Approaches to Engaging Local K12 Stakeholders

May 21, 2017 | National Center for Education Statistics

State Approaches to Engaging Local K12 Stakeholders

This SLDS Spotlight discusses the strategies used and lessons learned by Virginia, Oregon, Iowa, and Washington, DC through efforts to engage with stakeholders. These states offered insights for both engaging with and understanding the needs of districts and using that knowledge to create effective tools.

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Data Use Through Visualizations and Narratives

May 21, 2017 | National Center for Education Statistics

Data Use Through Visualizations and Narratives

In this Statewide Longitudinal Data Systems (SLDS) Spotlight, Georgia, Oregon, and Rhode Island share insights on developing resources and tools to create useful data visualizations and narratives, while training educators and others to use data effectively and creatively.

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SLDS IRB Requirement

May 21, 2017 | National Center for Education Statistics

SLDS IRB Requirement

Many states receiving fiscal year 2012 SLDS grants have been required to obtain an Institutional Review Board (IRB) review for their projects. In this webinar, Charles McGrew of the SLDS Grant Program and Philip Moberg of Northern Kentucky University discuss the purpose of an IRB review and how SLDS project leaders can approach the process. […]

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SLDS Data Use Standards – Standards in Practice

May 21, 2017 | National Center for Education Statistics

SLDS Data Use Standards – Standards in Practice

This resource is intended to inform pre- and in-service educator training programs. The language is purposefully nontechnical to make it accessible for educators.

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Privacy Classifications for Washington State’s Data

May 21, 2017 | National Center for Education Statistics

Privacy Classifications for Washington State’s Data

States are increasingly under pressure to balance privacy concerns with the need to collect education data. This brief details how the Washington Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction classified its educational records according to state policy and how the Common Education Data Standards and associated tools assisted in that process.

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Privacy and Security in Early Childhood Data Use

May 21, 2017 | Privacy Technical Assistance Center

Privacy and Security in Early Childhood Data Use

This presentation discusses key privacy issues in using data in early childhood, how to use early childhood data from planning through sustainability, the impact of FERPA & HIPAA, and tools for states to inform data use. The toolkit is designed to be used by states to gain an understanding of the privacy considerations for the state’s intended […]

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