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Forum Curriculum for Improving Education Data
NCES 2007-808
May 2007

Part II: Data Steward/ Coordinator Lessons


  • To provide detailed information about the responsibilities of a Data Steward or Coordinator
  • To provide opportunities for Local Education Agency (LEA) staff to plan quality data initiatives for their LEAs and to produce materials and documents to support those initiatives


  • Data Steward/Coordinator
  • Any administrator or staff member with responsibility for supervising some aspect of data quality

These lessons are likely to involve staff from multiple Local Education Agencies (LEAs). Some LEAs will assign the roles and responsibilities of a Data Steward/Coordinator to a single individual; others will divide the responsibilities among several existing positions.


Recommended Delivery Time per Lesson

  • 1-3 hours