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Centralized vs. Federated: State Approaches to P-20W+ Data Systems Updated

May 20, 2017 | National Center for Education Statistics

Centralized vs. Federated: State Approaches to P-20W+ Data Systems Updated

This document is intended to help state agencies through the process of determining whether a centralized or federated model (or a hybrid approach) will best suit their environment and stakeholder needs. This issue brief addresses key questions that should be considered early in the development of a P-20W+ system and describes how federated and centralized […]

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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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