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SEA Data Use Working Group

Purpose: This working group developed the Forum Guide to Supporting Data Access for Researchers: A State Education Agency Perspective. The guide recommends policies, practices, and templates that can be adopted and adapted by SEAs as they consider how to most effectively respond to requests for data about the education enterprise, including data maintained in longitudinal data systems. These recommendations reflect sound principles for managing the flow of data requests, establishing response priorities, monitoring appropriate use, protecting privacy, and ensuring that research efforts are beneficial to the education agency as well as the research community.

Bruce Dacey, Delaware Department of Education
Tom Howell, Center for Educational Performance & Information (MI)
Ruth Neild, National Center for Education Evaluation and Regional Assistance (NCEE)
Tom Ogle, Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education
Jay Pennington, Iowa Department of Education
Brian Snow, Maine State Department of Education
Pat Sullivan, Texas Education Agency
Peter Tamayo, Washington State Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction
Levette Williams, Georgia Department of Education

Chair: Kathy Gosa, Kansas State Department of Education

NCES Staff: Ghedam Bairu

Jay Pfeiffer, MPR Associates
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.