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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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Mississippi’s Approach to Building a P-20W Data Model: SLDS Spotlight

May 21, 2017 | National Center for Education Statistics

Mississippi’s Approach to Building a P-20W Data Model: SLDS Spotlight

Nationwide, states are expanding K12 education data collection to include pre-kindergarten through higher education and workforce data, known as P-20W data. The state of Mississippi developed a P-20W data model to guide the development of an SLDS. In an SLDS Grant Program webinar, representatives from Mississippi State University’s National Strategic Planning and Analysis Research Center […]

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Mitigating Data System Misconceptions

May 21, 2017 | National Center for Education Statistics

Mitigating Data System Misconceptions

At the March 2015 Best Practices Conference, SLDS and Workforce Data Quality Initiative grantees shared some common misconceptions heard from various stakeholders, including legislators, parents, privacy advocates, and educators. Despite the variability in factors such as states’ political environments, population size, and progress with their data systems, many common themes emerged. This document shares those […]

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Early Childhood Data Governance in Action! An Introduction

May 20, 2017 | National Center for Education Statistics

Early Childhood Data Governance in Action! An Introduction

Early Childhood Integrated Data Systems (ECIDS) allow agencies and programs to efficiently collect and use robust information about state and local early childhood programs, workforce, and child outcomes. Data governance provides a means to establish a common vision for early childhood data use in the state, with key policy and program decisions supporting that vision. […]

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SLDS Brief – P-20W Data Governance Challenge

May 20, 2017 | National Center for Education Statistics

SLDS Brief – P-20W Data Governance Challenge

In general, data governance refers to the overall management of the availability, usability, integrity, quality, and security of data. It is both an organizational process and a structure. Data governance establishes responsibility for data, organizing program area/agency staff to collaboratively and continuously improve data quality through the systematic creation and enforcement of policies, roles, responsibilities, […]

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SLDS Issue Brief – Considerations for Collecting New Data Elements

May 20, 2017 | National Center for Education Statistics

SLDS Issue Brief – Considerations for Collecting New Data Elements

This brief provides a checklist of important steps and considerations for teams to address when adding and using new data in their data systems. The considerations are presented in the context of collecting data elements that have not been collected in the past, although many of these steps can also be applied to revising existing […]

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