“Without a systematic way to start and keep data clean, bad data will happen.” — Donato Diorio
District Data Coordinator (DDC) Training
Many DDC’s get thrown into the position of data reporting with little or no knowledge of the rules, regulations or processes. Inaccurate data reporting can have a negative impact on districts in accountability classifications as well as potentially impacting state funding.
We can provide thorough training on all aspects of data reporting including the assistance in creating and developing good data processes for accurate reporting.
Overview of data elements that could be provided are:
- Student Data includes, but may not be limited to: Demographic; enrollment; program facts [e.g. English New Learner (ENL), economically disadvantaged, Migrant, Students with Disabilities (SWD), etc.]; course data including grades, course credit and/or dual credit; Regents assessment data including ordering of answer sheets, retrieving scores from ASAP, reporting of scores/exemptions; linkage of students to teachers which also generates the state Staff Out of Certification report, if applicable; student daily attendance, Special Education (CSE and CPSE) including New York State Alternate Assessment (NYSAA) and BEDS Day and End of Year snapshot records, Special Education events, PD 8 (SWD discipline), NYSITELL answer sheet ordering and retrieving NYSITELL scores after assessment is given.
- Teacher Data Includes, but may not be limited to: Staff snapshot (e.g. hire date, education level, years of teaching experience, salary, etc.); Staff Assignment (giving non-instructional professional staff an assignment record which identifies their role in the district e.g. School Counselor, Assistant Principal, etc.); Staff Tenure including alignment to Staff Snapshot data; tenure tracks; Staff Certification information and Staff Attendance.
End Product: A DDC who is knowledgeable on how to retrieve data from the sources systems for state reporting including correcting errors. The DDC will have an understanding and knowledge of the data reporting requirements, including the importance of the accuracy and timeliness of submissions as well as the ability to interpret the state reports that get generated as a result of the data submissions.