Data Culture

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 ... Read more

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 ... Read more

How States Use Data to Inform Decisions How States Use Data to Inform DecisionsThis 2018 Pew Trust study used data collected from interviews with more than 350 state officials to highlight ways in which some government leaders have ... Read more

Key Activities to Build a Culture of Data Use Key Activities to Build a Culture of Data UseThis DaSy-developed infographic identifies five key activities necessary for building a culture of data use. It is the foundation of our Data Culture Toolkit. Link ... Read more

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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 Activities You’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, ... Read more

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 ... Read more

Guidelines for Building Great Data Teams Guidelines for Building Great Data TeamsThis 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 ... Read more

Teaming Plan Considerations Worksheet Teaming Plan Considerations WorksheetFacilitators can use this editable DaSy-developed worksheet to guide data team discussions and to take notes about key decisions or issues for further consideration. Link to ... Read more

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Resources to help Assess Culture of Data Use

Data Culture Self-Assessment Data Culture Self-AssessmentThis 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 ... Read more

Identifying and Addressing Barriers to Data Use Worksheet Identifying and Addressing Barriers to Data Use WorksheetThis DaSy-developed worksheet is for recording, categorizing, and rank ordering data use barriers in the state or local program and brainstorming resolutions to them. Link to ... Read more

Barriers to Data Use Barriers to Data UseThis DaSy-developed infographic identifies the cultural, political, and technical barriers that research has identified as impacting data use. Link to Infographic or text-only version Read more

Analyzing Child Outcomes Data for Program Improvement: A Guidance Table Analyzing Child Outcomes Data for Program Improvement: A Guidance TableThis guidance table from the Early Childhood Outcomes Center (ECO) is a tool to help identify key issues, questions, and approaches for analyzing and interpreting ... Read more

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Resources to help Prioritize Your Team’s Critical Questions

Selecting State-Level Questions Most Relevant to Local Data Use Selecting State-Level Questions Most Relevant to Local Data UseThis 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, ... Read more

Critical Questions About Early Intervention and Early Childhood Special Education Critical Questions About Early Intervention and  Early Childhood Special Education Critical Questions Overview Child & Family Practitioner EIS Program/LEA Introduction What is a high-quality statewide data system? One characteristic is that it provides the information needed to address important questions ... Read more

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Resources to Assess and Improve Data Quality

State-Level Data Quality Considerations Worksheet State-Level Data Quality Considerations WorksheetThis DaSy-developed worksheet is provided to facilitate conversations among team members about state data quality issues. Notes can be recorded in the column provided. Link ... Read more

Local-Level Data Quality Considerations Worksheet Local-Level Data Quality Considerations WorksheetThis DaSy-developed worksheet is provided to facilitate conversations among team members about local data quality issues. Notes can be recorded in the column provided. Link ... Read more

The DaSy Data System Framework The DaSy Data System Framework DaSy Framework | Self-Assessment | Self-Assessment Comparison Tool Overview Introduction Purpose & Vision Data Governance & Management Stakeholder Engagement System Design Data Use Sustainability Overview of the Framework The DaSy Data System Framework is the Data Systems Component ... Read more

Building Stakeholder Knowledge about Data Building Stakeholder Knowledge about DataA Toolkit for IDEA Part C and Part B 619 Stakeholders Critical Stakeholder Groups: State Interagency Coordinating Council (SICC) and State Advisory Panel (SAP) The Individuals with ... Read more

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