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  • New Report on Use of SLDS Data

    A new publication from the U.S. Department of Education’s Institute of Education Sciences (IES), A Guide to Using State Longitudinal Data for Applied Research may be useful for state staff as background for interacting with researchers and may help state staff and researchers communicate across their two cultures. It highlights the opportunities and constraints that researchers may encounter in using state longitudinal data systems and offers approaches to addressing some common problems. While primarly addressing K-12 data system, the Guide notes that 43 states link early childhood education data to their K-12 data systems.

  • POSTPONED: Lessons Learned from Developing Data Sharing Agreements

    Due to the OSEP conference call on Part C determinations, we are rescheduling this informative webinar. DaSy staff and state agency representatives will share common challenges and pitfalls in developing data sharing agreements, as well as effective strategies and best practices for developing these agreements. Watch for an email with the new date and time.

  • New Early Childhood Data Privacy page

    The U.S. Department of Education’s Privacy Technical Assistance Center (PTAC) has developed a new webpage that offers selected resources (including DaSy publications) about privacy and data sharing with Early Childhood programs in mind. You can access PTAC’s Early Childhood Data Privacy page on their website or from DaSy’s Privacy and Confidentiality page under Resources from Ed-Funded Technical Assistance Centers.

  • New NCES Guide to Alternative SES Measures

    Looking for a more suitable measure of socioeconomic status (SES) than eligibility for free- and reduced-price meal programs? The National Center for Education Statistics has just released a useful guide to help policymakers, program staff, and data staff adopt new measures. The Forum Guide to Alternative Measures of Socioeconomic Status in Education Data Systems identifies the need for new measures; offers practical steps that agencies can take to adopt new measures; and describes eight alternative measures, including potential benefits, challenges, and limitations of each option.

  • New! Framework Self-Assessment Tool

    Our new Framework Self-Assessment is a companion to the ECTA System Framework and the DaSy Data System Framework. Developed by DaSy and ECTA, the self-assessment is an Excel-based tool that provides a structure for state Part C and Section 619/Preschool programs to record the current status of their state system and set priorities for improvement. You can access the Self Assessment Tool on the DaSy website or on the ECTA Center website. Be sure to download both the Guidance document and the Excel tool.

  • DaSy Data System Glossary

    Our new Glossary of data-related terms helps you to know exactly what we mean when we use a term in our resources and the work we do with states. Each term’s Glossary “card” includes a brief definition of the term, a direct link to the source of this information or notation that the definition is “DaSy-developed,” and the data-related topic(s) addressed in the DaSy Framework to which the term relates. You can find our Glossary in the Online Learning tab of our DaSy Products page, directly at DaSyGlossary.org, or embedded throughout our DaSy Data System Framework pages.

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