The P-20W+ Community of Innovation creates and stewards resources that provide support, guidance, and immediately deployable approaches to modernization efforts taking place across the P-20W+ landscape. Explore these tools below to see what might help you in your work.
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A4L’s Student Data Privacy Consortium (SDPC) is an unique collaborative of schools, districts, divisions, regional, territories and state agencies, policy makers, trade organizations and marketplace providers addressing real-world, adaptable, and implementable solutions to growing data privacy concerns. The Consortium also leverages work done by numerous partner organizations but focuses on issues being faced by “on-the-ground” practitioners.
Project management teams face common challenges related to planning, coordinating, and executing their SLDS work, regardless of team composition. This guide examines several challenges that SLDS project teams face in the areas of human and organizational capacity, project administration, communications and engagement, and vendor management and offers solutions from state SLDS project teams for navigating those challenges.
CEDS Align enables you to align (or map) your data dictionary (element names, definitions and option sets) to CEDS. The alignment creates a map that can be used with CEDS reports to see how your data dictionary aligns with the CEDS standard, or with others in the field. The reports can also help you identify where data elements are missing, or where duplicate collection efforts are occurring within your own systems.
Connect allows stakeholders across the P20W spectrum to address, define, and calculate metrics and indicators such as graduation rates, program enrollment, and academic outcomes. It allows you to define and analyze data used for reporting to the Federal government, and is an excellent tool for deconstructing policy or research questions. Connect gives you the ability to search through what others have done already, and includes reports designed to provide you with options for linking CEDS elements across Connections.
A quality data governance program ensures the availability, reliability, integrity, and security of data in any organization. CEDS provides resources to help with certain data governance functions, such as data inventory (Align), data standards (DES), and cataloging data use (Connect).
The CEDS Domain Entity Schema provides a user friendly structure to easily identify elements organized by domain and entity. Entities are commonly thought of as persons, places, events, objects, or concepts about which data can be collected. An entity provides context for a data element. Some examples of entities are Early Learning Child, K12 Student, K12 Staff, Postsecondary Student, Postsecondary Institution, etc. There are over 70 entities in the DES.