Data Culture: Prioritize Your Data Team’s Critical Questions

Overview

Using data to plan and make decisions about programs and services is fundamental to building a culture of data use. It is important to identify the questions you and/or your team want to answer and track the data on over time. With so much data and so many areas and issues to consider, data teams may not know where to begin. This section of the toolkit provides information, resources, and tools to support state and local teams as they strive to identify their critical questions.

How the DaSy Critical Questions Support a Culture of Data Use

The brief video below includes an overview of DaSy’s Critical Questions About Early Intervention and Early Childhood Special Education, shares examples of questions that are relevant to state and local programs, and outlines how the critical questions can support state and local staff in building a culture of data use.

Selecting State-Level Questions Most Relevant to Local Data Use

Access a tool that includes a subset of DaSy’s Critical Questions About Early Intervention and Early Childhood Special Education. The tool guides local staff in selecting and prioritizing critical questions most related to local programs in the areas of child and family, practitioner, and programs and services.

You can find resources to help you accomplish this work in our Data Culture Special Collection.