Category Archives: Other Organization

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 […]

Joining Together to Create a Bold Vision for Next-Generation Family Engagement: Engaging Families to Transform Education

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This 2018 paper from the Global Family Research Project highlights the critical role of family engagement in creating equitable learning pathways for children, and offers promising high-leverage areas that can be transformative for children, families, schools, and communities. Data sharing (page 19) is one of five levers identified that hold the promise of building strong […]

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 […]

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 […]

How to Build a “Data Culture”???

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This short blog post from Whole Whale identifies three key components for building a Data Culture and outlined the role that each play in the process. It’s a helpful introduction to data culture for organizations that are just beginning this work. (Note: Whole Whale is a commercial digital agency. Sharing of this post does not […]

The PDSA Cycle

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This online lesson from the National Implementation Research Network’s Active Implementation Hub describes the key components in each Plan-Do-Study-Act (PDSA) Cycle phase and identifies why and when PDSA Cycles are used for rapid cycle problem solving in active implementation. Link to Module

The Integration of Early Childhood Data

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This 2016 report from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services and the U.S. Department of Education includes profiles of eight states working on developing, enhancing, or using an Early Childhood Integrated Data System. The report is intended to help states refine their capacity to use existing administrative data from early childhood programs to […]

How Data Empowers Parents

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This 2016 resource from the Data Quality Campaign offers both an infographic and a short video with examples of ways that access to data that can help parents participate effectively in their child’s education. Examples of data sharing both from the school to the family and from the family to the school are included. Link […]