This lesson describes both the many factors that contribute to inaccurate data entry and various approaches available to prevent such errors.
Lesson ResourcesLesson Plan
Download the lesson plan of "Data Entry Issues" in MS Word.
Starting with the list of data developed on the Data in Schools handout, and using The Flow of Education Data diagram as a model, develop, with the group as a whole, a data flow diagram for several different data items, including the major steps of production and application.
Participants should continue to add to the Quality Data Culture Concept Map. Have participants compare the Quality Data Culture Concept Map (expanded) with the notes they took.
For each practice, put check marks indicating which quality data components will be affected by having the practice in place in a school or district. Please note that the utility component has been replaced with Completeness, as the utility of data is determined at other times in the production of quality data.
Define "business rule." Go over the Sample Business Rules document, pointing out the several types of rules.