Purpose: This task force developed Forum Guide to Metadata: The Meaning Behind Education Data. The document offers best practice concepts, definitions, implementation strategies, and templates/tools for an audience of data, technology, and program staff in state and local education agencies. It is hoped that this resource will improve this audience's awareness and understanding of metadata and, subsequently, the quality of the data in the systems they maintain.
Sonya Edwards, California Department of Education;
Kathy Gosa, Kansas State Department of Education;
Tom Ogle, Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education;
Tom Saka, Hawaii Department of Education;
Steve Smith, Cambridge Public Schools (MA);
Mike Strozeski, Richardson Independent SD (TX);
Tim Webb, Tennessee Department of Education
Chair: Tom Ogle, Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education
NCES Staff: Ghedam Bairu
Support: Tom Szuba, QIP
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.