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Data Quality and Timeliness

The Quality of the Department's Performance Data

Complete, accurate, and reliable data are essential for effective decision-making.  The Department has had a consistent focus on improving the quality of the data we use to administer our programs and to develop policy.  More

Data Improvement Strategies
at the Program Level

Virtually every program office within the Department is improving the quality, timeliness, and reliability of the information used within the Department.

Detailed examples from three program offices are highlighted.  More









The Performance-Based Data Management Initiative is a collaborative effort among the Department, state educational agencies, and industry partners to improve the quality and timeliness of education information.  It has built the Education Data Exchange Network (EDEN) repository that consolidates K-12 education data.  More