Author Archives: Elaine Mulligan

About Elaine Mulligan

Elaine Mulligan is a Communications Specialist with the DaSy Center at SRI International.

Guidelines for Developing Data Sharing Agreements to Use State Administrative Data for Early Care and Education Research

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This 2018 publication from the Office of Planning, Research and Evaluation, Administration for Children and Families, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services is intended to provide guidance to early childhood researchers to prepare data sharing agreements related to the use of administrative data from state agencies. This resource builds on existing material, including our […]

National Child Outcomes Results

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In this webinar, ECTA and DaSy staff discussed results from the latest national child outcomes analysis. They reviewed national estimates, state variations in performance, and provided a quick refresher on how to interpret the state data quality reports. New TA resources related to child outcomes data collection, reporting, and use were also shared. Presented by […]

Building a Culture of Data Use

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This webinar explored DaSy’s new Data Culture Toolkit, following the five key steps to building a culture of data use in a state or local program: Formalize your data team and its vision/purpose; assess your data use culture; prioritize your data team’s critical questions; assess and improve your data quality; and explore and use data. […]

2018 State of Early Childhood Data Systems

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The Early Childhood Data Collaborative (ECDC) recently released a new report and interactive website with results from their 2018 Early Childhood Data Systems Survey. The website includes a clickable map that allows you to drill down into your state to see its status on several indicators related to the status of their Early Childhood Data […]

Confidentiality Toolkit

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This resource tool from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ Administration for Children and Families (ACF) supports state and local efforts by bringing greater clarity to the rules governing confidentiality in ACF and certain related programs by providing examples of how confidentiality requirements can be addressed and met in a manner fully consistent […]

Data Retention and Destruction guidance

It is critical that state Part C and Part B 619 governance policies address record retention and data destruction. The newest section of our Data Governance Toolkit provides guidance, key considerations, and an editable template for creating your state policy. Check out Data Retention and Destruction!

DaSy work featured in OSEP Update

The August 2018 OSEP Update focused on Targeting Outcomes and Improving Results. OSEP Director Ruth Ryder wrote about our recent Improving Data, Improving Outcomes conference and celebration of the 15th anniversary of Child and Family Outcomes data collection. Our new Data Culture Toolkit was also featured in the newsletter. You can read the August issue […]