Mitigating Data System Misconceptions

Organization: National Center for Education Statistics
Published: March 1, 2015

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 common misconceptions, as well as strategies for mitigating them.