LEA Data Access for Researchers Working Group

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 revised The Forum Guide to Supporting Data Access for Researchers: A Local Education Agency Perspective to include a set of core practices and operations for LEAs. This resulting companion guide, The Forum Guide to Supporting Data for Researchers: A Local Education Agency Perspective, is more relevant to LEAs, and includes information on supporting the collection of new data on students and staff.

Roster:

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)

Chair: Christina Tydeman, Hawaii's Public Schools

NCES Staff: Ghedam Bairu

Support: Abby Loughrey and Tom Szuba, QIP

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