EC Data University – Data Use and Sharing Resources

Introduction Resources


This path contains resources to support the use data to understand issues of equity.

Using Data to Understand Issues of Equity

Using Data from Families of Young Children to Advance Program Equity
This session provided an overview of the importance of addressing response bias in family survey returns and provided an overview of one state’s strategies for improving representativeness. Part C and 619 staff can use the content in this session to address common issues with data about families. In particular, staff can learn how one state used a structured approach to identify challenges with their family outcomes data and develop intentional strategies to address those challenges.

Closing Keynote: Responding to the Moment: Harnessing Data to Promote Equity
This keynote discussed the importance of understanding systemic influences and the implications of this approach for working with data. Key concepts to consider in thinking about the use of data to identify factors underlying inequities were presented. Dr. Smith stressed the importance of considering equity throughout design, data collection, analysis, reporting and use phrases. Foundational concepts related to equity and data were discussed.

Race Equity and Leadership: Working to Strengthen Our Leadership and Build More Equitable Systems
This session is designed to inspire and support state Part C and Section 619 leaders in building their capacity to address issues of inequity in their systems. Sterling E. Freeman and Kathleen Crabbs of Counter Part Consulting, a nationally recognized firm that partners with organizations to infuse a racial equity throughout their cultures, will provide information about approaching leadership with an explicit racial equity lens.