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National Forum on Education Statistics, 2021
The "Forum Guide to Metadata" presents and examines the ways in which metadata can be used by education agencies to improve data quality and promote a better understanding of education data. Supported by metadata-related case studies from state and local education agencies, the guide highlights the uses of metadata from a technical point…
Descriptors: Metadata, Information Management, Data Collection, Data Use
National Forum on Education Statistics, 2021
Regular attendance is essential to providing students with opportunities to learn. State and local education agencies (SEAs and LEAs) play a crucial role in tracking, measuring, and addressing student attendance. The coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic affected the way that many SEAs and LEAs collect attendance data. This resource highlights…
Descriptors: Attendance, Student Participation, Learner Engagement, Electronic Learning
National Forum on Education Statistics, 2021
The work of the National Forum on Education Statistics (Forum) is a key aspect of the National Cooperative Education Statistics System (Cooperative System). The Cooperative System was established to produce and maintain, with the cooperation of the states, comparable and uniform education information and data that are useful for policymaking at…
Descriptors: Data Collection, Information Storage, Information Management, Data Use
National Forum on Education Statistics, 2021
In spring 2020, nearly all school districts across the nation transitioned to virtual education during extended school closures caused by the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic. K-12 education agencies pivoted to virtual education in a short amount of time with limited options available for developing a virtual education program. This…
Descriptors: Electronic Learning, Elementary Secondary Education, Data Collection, Data Use
National Forum on Education Statistics, 2021
The purpose of this document is to provide timely and useful best practice information to help education agencies understand the different uses and benefits of School Courses for the Exchange of Data (SCED). This guide was developed to provide a brief overview of SCED, highlight the research application and benefits of SCED to users, and…
Descriptors: Courses, Elementary Secondary Education, Classification, Course Content
National Forum on Education Statistics, 2021
"The Forum Guide to Strategies for Education Data Collection and Reporting (SEDCAR)" was created to provide timely and useful best practices for education agencies that are interested in designing and implementing a strategy for data collection and reporting, focusing on these as key elements of the larger data process. It builds upon…
Descriptors: Data Collection, Educational Research, Statistical Data, Data Analysis
National Forum on Education Statistics, 2020
The "Forum Guide to Exit Codes" provides an updated taxonomy for exit codes, information on best practices related to exit coding, and case studies that highlight different education agencies' approaches to and experiences with exit coding. In 2006, the Forum addressed the need for a voluntary, common format for tracking data about when…
Descriptors: Coding, Taxonomy, Best Practices, State Departments of Education
National Forum on Education Statistics, 2020
The "Forum Guide to Data Governance" highlights how data governance programs benefit education agencies and provide timely and useful best practices, examples, and resources for agencies implementing or updating their data governance programs. This resource is intended to address the needs of federal, state, and local agencies related…
Descriptors: Data, Governance, Information Security, Privacy
National Forum on Education Statistics, 2020
The purpose of this document is to provide timely and useful best practice information to help education agencies proactively prepare for, appropriately mitigate, and responsibly recover from a cybersecurity incident. This resource reflects lessons learned by the education community and provides recommendations that will help agencies protect…
Descriptors: Information Security, Computer Security, Confidential Records, Information Management
National Forum on Education Statistics, 2019
The purpose of this guide is to provide timely and useful best practice information for collecting and managing data about students who have temporarily or permanently enrolled in another school or district because of a crisis. It includes lessons learned and provides recommendations for collecting and maintaining data about students who may move…
Descriptors: Data Collection, Information Management, Enrollment, Relocation
National Forum on Education Statistics, 2019
Educators employ different methods of teaching and learning to help their students succeed. One such method is personalized learning, which aims to tailor instruction to the needs, talents, and skills of each individual learner. Rapid advances in technology platforms and digital content over the last decade have enabled more widespread use of…
Descriptors: Individualized Instruction, Data Use, School Districts, Data Collection
National Forum on Education Statistics, 2018
The Forum Guide to Reporting Civil Rights Data presents a variety of effective methods through which local education agencies (LEAs) report civil rights data to the U.S. Department of Education's Office for Civil Rights. In addition, the guide provides examples of how state education agencies can voluntarily help their LEAs with Civil Rights Data…
Descriptors: Civil Rights, Student Rights, Data, Information Utilization
National Forum on Education Statistics, 2018
The "Forum Guide to Facility Information Management: A Resource for State and Local Education Agencies" helps state and local education agencies plan, design, build, use, and improve their facility information systems. It includes a review of why school facilities data matter and recommends a five-step process that an education agency…
Descriptors: Guides, Information Management, School Districts, Budgets
National Forum on Education Statistics, 2018
The Forum Guide to Early Warning Systems provides information and best practices to help education agencies plan, develop, implement, and use an early warning system in their agency to inform interventions that improve student outcomes. The document includes a review of early warning systems and their use in education agencies and explains the…
Descriptors: Educational Indicators, Best Practices, Elementary Secondary Education, Data Collection
National Forum on Education Statistics, 2018
The purpose of this document is to recommend practices that will help education agencies collect, report, and use attendance data to improve student and school outcomes. This publication substantively revises and expands the information included in "Every School Day Counts: The Forum Guide to Collecting and Using Attendance Data,"…
Descriptors: Attendance, Data Collection, Elementary Secondary Education, Correlation
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