What Policy Means To Us. Understanding the problems that the state needs to solve. Establishing relationships with power organizations. Understanding budgets and who controls appropriations and spending.Examining the laws, regulations, standards and policy frameworks currently in place.Examining
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1. How Can Data Influence Policy? Thinking About Next Steps Dr. Peter Winograd, Director
Dr. Scott Hughes, Deputy Director
Office of Education Accountability
Department of Finance and Administration
Santa Fe, New Mexico
Prepared for the Data Quality Campaign Webinar
April 15, 2009
2. What Policy Means To Us Understanding the problems that the state needs to solve.
Establishing relationships with power organizations.
Understanding budgets and who controls appropriations and spending.
Examining the laws, regulations, standards and policy frameworks currently in place.
Examining practices and behaviors currently in place.
Using data for advocacy and accountability.
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3. The Problems Are Pretty Clear And Let Us Assume That You Have Data About The Challenges That Face Your State NM Office Of Education Accountability 3
4. Let Us Also Assume: Your state has developed an effective Preschool-College-Workforce data system with all ten DQC elements.
The quality of the data in this system is accurate and longitudinal in nature.
Your data system produces high-quality charts and graphs clearly showing trends in student achievement, graduation, and other key indicators.
Staff in public schools, higher education, and other organizations are well-trained and supported in terms of supplying and managing the data.
Educational leaders from the school house to the state house are well-trained and supported in terms of accessing and using the charts and graphs.
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