P-20 Longitudinal Data Systems What is the information we need, how do we get it, what do we do with it?. Elizabeth Laird & Helene Stebbins. Why Data? Why Now?. Head Start Act of 2007
Elizabeth Laird & Helene Stebbins
Head Start Act of 2007
“The State Advisory Council shall…develop recommendations regarding the establishment of a unified data collection system for public early childhood education and development programs and services throughout the state.”
HR 3221: Early Learning Challenge Grant
A coordinated data infrastructure that facilitates—
Accountability (rearview mirror view—what we did well/not so well)
Continuous Improvement (looking out the front window)
Source: Leveraging Federal Funding: A Roadmap for States
Source: 2009 Annual Progress Report on State Data Systems
EXPAND the ability of state early childhood data systems to link across systems and agencies and across the P-20/W education pipeline.
ENSURE that data can be accessed, analyzed and used, and communicate data to all stakeholders to promote continuous improvement.
BUILD the capacity of all stakeholders to use longitudinal data for effective decisionmaking.