Definition: Strong data culture results when an organization believes in continuous improvement and regularly puts that belief into practice. Schools and districts that have strong data cultures emphasize collaboration as a keystone for success and they empower teachers (providers) and administrators (program leaders) to make decisions for which they will be held accountable. Elements of a strong data culture include commitment, vision, beliefs, accountability, collaboration, modeling, and commitment to ongoing instructional and programmatic improvements.
Source: Ronka, D., Geier, R., & Marciniak, M. (2010). A practical framework for building a data-driven district or school: How a focus on data quality, capacity and culture supports data-driven action to improve student outcomes. PCG Education.
DaSy Framework Component: Data Use