Data Inquiry Cycle

Data Inquiry Cycle graphic shows an iterative sequence of six stages: planning and design for data collection, data
collection, data analysis and interpretation, reporting, dissemination, and taking action

This guide supports Part C and Part B 619 program staff in addressing equity considerations at each stage of the data inquiry cycle. The guide incorporates key components of the DaSy Data Systems Framework and the DaSy Equity Statement that can help states, territories, and tribal governments (the term “state” will be used throughout the report to mean all of these entities) move toward more equitable practices related to program access, supports and services, and outcomes. The guide also complements other DaSy resources, such as the Data Leadership Competencies for Part C and Part B 619 and the Data Culture Toolkit, to support equity in the everyday data practices of state programs.

Access the Guide: DaSy Data Inquiry Cycle


Published December 2023.