Ensuring accurate data collection, data reporting, and data use for program evaluation purposes are important and essential components of Title I, Part D (Part D), programs. Data on academic and vocational outcomes provide information that the U.S. Department of Education (ED) and States need to assess student progress, demonstrate whether programs are meeting requirements, and identify needs so resources can be targeted appropriately.
This section provides information for Part D coordinators, subgrantees, and data administrators related to the Part D data collection, including the Federal data collection and reporting cycle; performance reports and publications reflecting the results of previous data collections; data quality and program evaluation tools and resources to assist with data use; and information related to developing comprehensive data systems and implementing pre- and posttesting within programs.
Having integrated, student-level, and longitudinal data collection systems is essential for sharing information, reducing the burden of data collection, producing high-quality data, and improving student achievement. The resources on this page focus on helping States think strategically about improving their efforts in these areas.
Written by the National Forum on Education Statistics, this document provides systematic information on how to establish and use an electronic records collection system at the school or facility level.
Housed by the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), this database provides searchable information related to the design, development, implementation, use, and evaluation of longitudinal data systems.
Prepared by the Data Quality Campaign, this white paper presents the ten essential elements and benefits of creating a longitudinal data system.
Provides an overview of how different State and national data systems are helping to ensure that performance goals are met and how such data systems have affected the quality of service provision.
Provides an overview of the PbS system, which provides a set of goals and standards for individual facilities and agencies, tools to help facilities achieve these standards, reports to evaluate performance over time, and promotion of and information on innovative practices and the collaboration across facilities.
Highlights the use of PbS in youth correction and detention facilities and its impact on youth who are neglected or delinquent across the country.
Describes the Federal funding available to assist State education agencies in developing and implementing longitudinal data systems to efficiently manage, analyze, and use education data. Check to see whether your State has received a grant.
Provides an overview of the Federal E-Rate program and describes how local education agencies or facilities can take advantage of this funding opportunity. E-Rate subsidizes telecommunication, Internet, and internal networking purchases made by schools, libraries, and consortia of libraries.
Updated June 2010