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Early Childhood Data in Action

Cover: Early Childhood Data in Action: Stories from the Field

This November 2018 report from the National Institute for Children’s Health Quality (NICHQ) and the Center for the Study of Social Policy offers case studies from Indianola, Mississippi; Ventura County, California; and Philadelphia, Pennsylvania using their early childhood data in clear and important ways to tailor more effective interventions and yield better results. Key themes […]

Webinar Materials Available

If you missed our October 4th webinar exploring our new Data Culture Toolkit, you can find it on our website. Learn the five key steps to building a culture of data use in a state or local program. The webinar presentation, recording, and tip sheet are now posted on the DaSy website under Resources > […]

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. Read the August issue of the […]

Data Culture isn’t built in a day

Creating a culture of data use requires attention to People, Process, and Product. A short blog post from the Whole Whale company outlines the key points about each of those components and includes guiding questions for data teams: How to Build a “Data Culture”?

New Data Culture Toolkit

Looking to create a culture of data use in your state or organization? Our latest toolkit offers a five-step process with infographics, worksheets, and a self-assessment tool to help you 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 […]