Data Culture Toolkit: Data Culture Resources

This Special Collection provides resources specifically helpful for state Part C and Part B 619 program staff working to build effective data teams and support conditions for a culture of data use at the state and local levels.

Resources to help Understand Data Culture

Are You Turning Data into Insight?Are You Turning Data into Insight?

Authors: Cornelia Taylor and Denise Mauzy, SRI International “The goal is to turn data into information and information into insight.” — Carly Fiorina, former chief executive officer ...
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How to Build a “Data Culture”?How to Build a "Data Culture"?

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 ...
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How States Use Data to Inform DecisionsHow States Use Data to Inform Decisions

This 2018 Pew Trust study used data collected from interviews with more than 350 state officials to highlight ways in which some government leaders have ...
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Key Activities to Build a Culture of Data UseKey Activities to Build a Culture of Data Use

This DaSy-developed infographic identifies five key activities necessary for building a culture of data use. It is the foundation of our Data Culture Toolkit. View Culture ...
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Resources to help with Teaming for Data Use

You’re Invited! How Data Parties Contribute to a Culture of Participation in Internal Evaluation ActivitiesYou’re Invited! How Data Parties Contribute to a Culture of Participation in Internal Evaluation Activities

In this blog post, Omoshalewa Bamkole, an Evaluation Fellow in the Division of Scientific Education and Professional Development (DSEPD) in the Center for Surveillance, Epidemiology, ...
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What are Data Teams?What are Data Teams?

Whether starting a new internal data team or requesting support from an existing external group, this DaSy-developed infographic can be used to recruit data team ...
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Guidelines for Building Great Data TeamsGuidelines for Building Great Data Teams

This DaSy-developed infographic, set in a continuous cycle format, contains the essential elements for building an effective data team and can be used to support ...
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Teaming Plan Considerations WorksheetTeaming Plan Considerations Worksheet

Facilitators can use this editable DaSy-developed worksheet to guide data team discussions and to take notes about key decisions or issues for further consideration. View Teaming ...
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Resources to help Assess Culture of Data Use

Data Culture Self-AssessmentData Culture Self-Assessment

This DaSy-developed tool provides guidance for building a culture of data use. It includes items in four areas: teaming, data management, data-informed inquiry, and monitoring ...
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Identifying and Addressing Barriers to Data Use WorksheetIdentifying and Addressing Barriers to Data Use Worksheet

This DaSy-developed worksheet is for recording, categorizing, and rank ordering data use barriers in the state or local program and brainstorming resolutions to them. View Worksheet: ...
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Barriers to Data UseBarriers to Data Use

This DaSy-developed infographic identifies the cultural, political, and technical barriers that research has identified as impacting data use. View Barriers to Data UseInfographic or text-only version
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Analyzing Child Outcomes Data for Program Improvement: A Guidance TableAnalyzing Child Outcomes Data for Program Improvement: A Guidance Table

This guidance table from the Early Childhood Outcomes Center (ECO) is a tool to help identify key issues, questions, and approaches for analyzing and interpreting ...
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Resources to help Prioritize Your Team’s Critical Questions

Selecting State-Level Questions Most Relevant to Local Data UseSelecting State-Level Questions Most Relevant to Local Data Use

This DaSy-developed tool guides local staff in selecting and prioritizing critical questions most related to local programs in the areas of child and family, practitioner, ...
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Critical QuestionsCritical Questions

What questions should a high-quality state data system be able to answer?
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Resources to Assess and Improve Data Quality

State-Level Data Quality Considerations WorksheetState-Level Data Quality Considerations Worksheet

This DaSy-developed worksheet is provided to facilitate conversations among team members about state data quality issues. Notes can be recorded in the column provided. View ...
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Local-Level Data Quality Considerations WorksheetLocal-Level Data Quality Considerations Worksheet

This DaSy-developed worksheet is provided to facilitate conversations among team members about local data quality issues. Notes can be recorded in the column provided. View ...
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DaSy FrameworkDaSy Framework

Indicators and a self-assessment for states interested in building a high-quality IDEA data system.
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Stakeholder Knowledge Toolkit: Building Knowledge about DataStakeholder Knowledge Toolkit: Building Knowledge about Data

DaSy Toolkits » Stakeholder Knowledge Toolkit Overview Introduction Data as information IDEA Section 618 data SPP/APR SSIP Data privacy & confidentiality Data linkages State lead agencies for IDEA Part C (early intervention) and Part ...
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