This 2015 resource can help states examine their data systems, improve programs, and better serve children and families. The questions are grouped into Child & Family, Practitioner, and Local Program/Local Educational Agency themes. They’re available in PDF and interactive web formats. Critical Questions About Early Intervention and Early Childhood Special Education Webpage
What questions should a high-quality state data system be able to answer?
This 2016 booklet from Maryland provides an example of a data analysis product for a broader audience, including families and legislative representatives. The following elements of Data Use are addressed: DU1c, Pages 13-18 DU1e, DU3a, DU3d, DU4a, & DU6a, entire document DU3b, Pages 12-14, 16 DU5a, Pages 4-9, 10, 12, 14 Published by: Maryland Department […]
This 2013 issue brief describes a 7-step process to design and use essential questions in an early childhood data system. Suggested stakeholders, their roles, and how data can be used are included. The following elements of Data Use are addressed: DU1a & DU1b, Page 2 DUlc, Pages 2-4 Published by: Statewide Longitudinal Data Systems (SDLS) […]
This 2012 document offers general and APR/SPP indicator-specific questions that a local or state team would consider in identifying factors impacting performance by analyzing data related to systems/infrastructure and practitioners/practices. For state or local programs using the DaSy Data System Framework to improve their own data use, note that the document provides helpful information to […]
This 2011 electronic book is fourth in a four-part series. It focuses on the ways data can be used by stakeholders and how data can be turned into actionable information. It also provides case studies of effective data use. The following elements of Data Use are addressed: DU1a, DU3e, & DU6b, Chapters 2 & 4 […]
This 2009 document is specifically geared toward analyzing family outcomes using the ECO Survey. However, some analyses can be generalized more broadly. The document reviews the types of analyses that can be done and how they are useful to state and local jurisdictions. The following elements of Data Use are addressed: DU1a & DU6c, entire […]