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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
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, 2016
The National Forum on Education Statistics convened the Data Disaggregation of Racial/Ethnic Subgroups Working Group to identify best practices for disaggregating data on racial/ethnic subgroups. This guide is intended to identify some of the overarching benefits and challenges involved in data disaggregation; recommend appropriate practices for…
Descriptors: Race, Ethnic Groups, Best Practices, Data Analysis
National Forum on Education Statistics, 2016
The purpose of this document is to recommend data visualization practices that will help education agencies communicate data meaning in visual formats that are accessible, accurate, and actionable for a wide range of education stakeholders. Although this resource is designed for staff in education agencies, many of the visualization principles…
Descriptors: Visualization, Data, Guides, Data Analysis
National Forum on Education Statistics, 2016
The National Forum on Education Statistics (Forum) organized the Education Data Privacy Working Group to explore how state and local education agencies (SEAs and LEAs) can support best practices at the school level to protect the confidentiality of student data in day-to-day instructional and administrative tasks. Many of the best practices…
Descriptors: Privacy, Confidentiality, Case Studies, Risk Management
National Forum on Education Statistics, 2015
When properly employed, technology may enhance and support learning opportunities available to any student, at any location, and at any time. Determining which instructional and delivery methods are best for a specific individual, group of students, community, or circumstance demands that high-quality data be available to students, parents,…
Descriptors: Elementary Secondary Education, Educational Technology, Technology Uses in Education, Data Collection
National Forum on Education Statistics, 2015
The National Forum on Education Statistics (Forum) organized the College and Career Ready (CCR) Working Group to explore how state and local education agencies (SEAs and LEAs) can use data to support college and career readiness initiatives. The working group determined that high-quality data in integrated K12, postsecondary, and workforce data…
Descriptors: Data Analysis, Data Collection, College Readiness, Career Readiness
National Forum on Education Statistics, 2015
The goal of this document is to provide relevant information to the education community as it considers alternatives to free- and reduced-price meal (FRP) eligibility data as a proxy for individual student and family socioeconomic status (SES). It provides "encyclopedia-type" entries for eight different alternative SES measures and, as…
Descriptors: Alternative Assessment, Socioeconomic Status, Lunch Programs, Eligibility
National Forum on Education Statistics, 2014
This document recommends a set of core practices, operations, and templates that can be adopted and adapted by local education agencies (LEAs) as they consider how to respond to requests for both new and existing data about the education enterprise. These recommendations reflect core best practices for: (1) managing the flow of requests; (2)…
Descriptors: Best Practices, Access to Information, Agency Cooperation, Educational Researchers
National Forum on Education Statistics, 2014
An individual student's educational experience often includes multiple transitions: progressing through K12 school levels, transitioning to postsecondary education or the workforce, and sometimes changing schools. It is important for both the student and the school systems that course information be easily understood and transferrable through each…
Descriptors: Elementary Secondary Education, Information Systems, Classification, Information Management
National Forum on Education Statistics, 2013
This document is intended to serve as a practical guide for implementing a teacher-student data link (TSDL) that supports a range of uses at the local, regional, and state levels. The guide addresses the considerations for linking teacher and student data from multiple perspectives, including governance, policies, data components, business rules,…
Descriptors: Data Collection, Data Analysis, Educational Research, Research Utilization
National Forum on Education Statistics, 2012
This document recommends a set of "core" practices, operations, and templates that can be adopted and adapted by state education agencies (SEAs) as they consider how to respond to requests for data about the education enterprise, including data maintained in longitudinal data systems. These recommendations reflect core practices and…
Descriptors: Access to Information, Data, Educational Researchers, State Departments of Education
National Forum on Education Statistics, 2012
Safe and secure facilities that foster learning are crucial to providing quality education services, and developing and maintaining these facilities requires considerable resources and organization. Facility information systems allow education organizations to collect and manage data that can be used to inform and guide decisionmaking about the…
Descriptors: Educational Facilities, Facilities Management, Information Management, Management Information Systems
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