This information quality site will inform the public about the Department of Education's information quality practices and procedures and includes access to our information quality guidelines.
An important part of the work of most Federal agencies includes the collection and dissemination of information related to their missions. The Paperwork Reduction Act (44 U.S.C. Chapter 35) establishes requirements for many of those agencies regarding some aspects of their collection and dissemination of information.
In December 2000, a new law took effect (section 515 of the Treasury and General Government Appropriations Act for Fiscal Year 2001, Public Law 106-554), that requires agencies subject to the Paperwork Reduction Act, including the U.S. Department of Education, to issue guidelines by October 1, 2002, for the purpose of "ensuring and maximizing the quality, objectivity, utility, and integrity of information (including statistical information) disseminated by Federal agencies."