Purpose: Local Education Agencies (LEAs) receive requests from researchers for access to data about students and staff (for research) but often do not have the capacity to field, support, and monitor these requests. This working group will revise The Forum Guide to Supporting Data Access for Researchers: A State Education Agency Perspective to include a set of core practices and operations for LEAs responding to requests for education data.
Current Tasks: The Working Group is modifying The Forum Guide to Supporting Data Access for Researchers: A State Education Agency Perspective into a companion guide that is more relevant to LEAs, and includes information on supporting primary research on students and staff. The guide will recommend a set of core practices, operations, and templates that can be adopted by LEAs as they consider how to respond to requests for education data.
Meeting Schedule: The resource is in review and no further meetings are planned at this time.
Sheri Ballman, Princeton City School District (OH)
Marilyn King, Bozeman School District #7 (MT)
Linda Rocks, Bossier Parish School System (LA)
Arleen Thompson, Boston Public Schools (MA)
David Weinberger, Yonkers Public Schools (NY)
Dorothyjean Cratty, National Center for Education Statistics (NCES
Chair: Christina Tydeman, Hawaii's Public Schools (HI)
NCES Staff: Ghedam Bairu, NCES
Publications of the National Forum on Education Statistics do not undergo the formal review required for products of the National Center for Education Statistics. The information and opinions published here are the product of the National Forum on Education Statistics and do not necessarily represent the policy or views of the U.S. Department of Education or the National Center for Education Statistics.