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

Appendix B: Downloading Lesson Plan and Lesson Resource Files

Each lesson below can be downloaded as a compressed file containing modifiable versions of each lesson plan and the lesson resources associated with it. Most of these files are Microsoft Word documents. Files of diagrams and flow charts are Inspiration files and a few files are in Microsoft Excel.

Part I: Foundational Data Improvement Lessons

What is a Culture of Quality Data?

Assessing Your LEA's Data Quality

Classifying Education Data

Security and Confidentiality


Part II: Data Steward/Coordinator Training

Data Steward/Coordinator Responsibilities

Data Flow and Data Cycles

Data Entry Issues

Creating and Using a Data Dictionary


Developing a Data Calendar

Types of Data Errors

Validating and Auditing Data