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National Forum on Education Statistics, 2023
This guide is designed for use by school, district, and state education agency staff to improve the effectiveness of efforts to collect and use discipline data, including reporting accurate and timely data to the federal government. It explains the importance of collecting discipline data, identifies key considerations for agencies implementing…
Descriptors: Discipline, Data Collection, Data Analysis, School Districts
National Forum on Education Statistics, 2023
This forum guide was developed to meet the need for common, widely understood, standardized course codes. The purpose of this guide is to introduce the voluntary School Courses for the Exchange of Data (SCED) classification system, including information on the structure of SCED codes, the process for ensuring that SCED remains up to date and…
Descriptors: Courses, Classification, Coding, Data
National Forum on Education Statistics, 2022
Digital inequity has been a long-standing issue in the education community. A lack of home internet and technology devices can not only hinder students' ability to access educational resources at home, but can also have a detrimental effect on student achievement. Education agencies have taken steps over the past decades to address digital…
Descriptors: Access to Computers, Technology Uses in Education, Educational Technology, Internet
National Forum on Education Statistics, 2022
"Using Education Indicators: A Forum Guide for State and Local Education Agencies" was developed to provide timely and useful information on education indicators, how their collection and use have changed over time, and how agencies use them strategically. Since the publication of the 2005 document "Forum Guide to Education…
Descriptors: Educational Indicators, State Departments of Education, School Districts, Data Use
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
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