Category Archives: Pennsylvania

Advancing Data Culture One Step at a Time

Conference: STATS-DC Data Conference Date: July 2019 Presenters: Haidee Bernstein, Lisa Backer, and Mary Anketell This interactive session underscores the importance of data culture and highlights state examples. These examples will evidence how a strong data culture emphasizes collaboration as a keystone for success and empowers professionals to make decisions. State presenters will emphasize how they […]

Collecting High Quality Data on the Suspension and Expulsion of Preschoolers

Conference: STATS-DC Data Conference Date: July 2019 Presenters: Kerry Friedman, Lisa Backer, and Susan Zeiders Preschool children are expelled at three times the rate of K-12 students with African-American children and boys expelled at disproportionate rates.  States have been implementing strategies to address these troubling statistics but collecting reliable data is challenging.  There are no common […]

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 […]

Components of an Effective Data Team

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Conference: 2017 OSEP Leadership Conference Date: July 2017 Presenters: Haidee Bernstein, Mary Anketell & Emily Hackleman The poster session highlights how data teams can be used promote collaboration around implementing data-informed decisions and how Pennsylvania promoted the use of Data teams at their Data Literacy Academy. Link to Poster

Under the Hood with the DaSy System Design and Development Framework: The Mechanics of a High Performance Data System

Presenters: Taletha Derrington, David Mills, Catherine Hancock, Kyla Patterson, Christy Cronheim, Rick Harris, & Emily Hackleman This 2014 presentation explores the DaSy System Design and Development Framework component, a tool that states can use to understand the mechanics of a high performance data system and assess where they are and where they could go next […]

Understanding Early Intervention Data Systems

Pennsylvania Early Intervention "PELICAN" logo

This 2012 two-page family handout was developed by Pennsylvania to explain key points about the PA early intervention data system, including what data is stored there, benefits to families, and family access. Published by Pennsylvania Office of Child Development and Early Learning (OCDEL) Link to Document (PDF)