Author Archives: Laura Zimmermann

It’s Data Culture Time! How Are We Doing?

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Authors: Denise Mauzy and Haidee Bernstein, DaSy A recent policy guide from the Education Commission of the States asserts that “when states treat data collection and analysis as a lesser function, they struggle to maintain a compelling vision for education data.”  (von Zastro & Perez, Jr., 2019). We at DaSy agree because we know that […]

New 619 Child Outcomes Data Completeness Calculator

This 619 Child Outcomes Data Completeness Calculator is an Excel template that determines the percent of children exiting the program with complete child outcomes data as a proportion of the 3 – 5 child count. The calculator is designed to support state staff in monitoring child outcomes data completeness across programs. Go to the 619 […]

Data Breach of Personally Identifiable Information

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Authors: Denise Mauzy, Bruce Bull, and Haidee Bernstein, DaSy I just learned about two different data breaches! I know my state needs to strengthen our data breach polices and hold privacy trainings! The first incident was in a small rural jurisdiction. They released a data report highlighting the great progress their children have made. Although […]

New blog post: Embrace the Data Culture!

Access resources to support your team’s efforts to enhance data culture in our first post of a two-part blog series. Read a scenario about a Coordinator immersed in data work who is considering whether her organization has a strong data culture. Read the blog post here

Embrace the Data Culture!

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Author: Haidee Bernstein, DaSy This is the first of a two-part blog. The main goals of these blogs are to (1) promote a greater understanding of what it means to have a data culture and (2) let you know where to find information about creating a data culture. It’s another day at work, and today […]

Is data governance a must-have or just more paperwork?

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Authors: Denise Mauzy and Bruce Bull, DaSy You have heard it before: Formal data governance is important. It establishes responsibility for Part C and/or Part B 619 data, enables program staff to improve the effectiveness of data processes, and supports greater use of data through the systematic creation and enforcement of data policies, roles, responsibilities, […]