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The Forum convenes task forces to produce resources that are:

  1. related to education data standards, quality, collection, use, reporting, or management;
  2. useful to a large audience within the education data community (often staff in schools, school districts, and state education agencies);
  3. consistent with the Forum mission; and
  4. not currently available from other organizations;

Task forces are comprised of Forum members, representatives of collaborating organizations (when, for example, a topic overlaps with another organization's area of expertise), Federal staff, and other experts. NCES supports task force meetings prior to the Summer and Winter Forum Meetings (February and July each year) and up to two other times throughout the course of a calendar year.

To ensure that task force products meet the high quality standards of NCES and the National Forum on Education Statistics, task forces are expected to share progress reports and review drafts throughout the development process so that Forum members have an opportunity to review, offer feedback and, ultimately, approve all Forum resources prior to publication. Upon final publication of a document, the task force is disbanded and assigned status as a "completed project" (see below).


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.

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