HOW TO ENSURE A DATA SYSTEM
IS USEFUL AND USABLE
HOW TO MAKE IT HAPPEN
The College Readiness Indicator Systems (CRIS) initiative outlines seven key strategies for building a strong data infrastructure.
- Address the problem of fragmented data systems
- Work to improve data quality
- Select data tools that users can use within the flow of their work
- Invest in resources that promote collaboration among central office departments to facilitate data sharing and collaborative decision-making
- Obtain access to postsecondary data
- Enlist teacher participation in all stages of implementation
EXEMPLARS IN PRACTICE
Essential Elements in Implementation
John W. Gardner Center for Youth and Their Communities; Annenberg Institute for School Reform at Brown University; and UChicago Consortium on Chicago School Research
This report explains how to build a strong data infrastructure through seven key strategies. Each strategy is explained and examples from the field are provided.
Eight strategies for a successful early warning system
Education Advisory Board
This article provides eight lessons for consideration when establishing an EWS at the college level. The author suggests making the data system simple, all-inclusive, and flexible, while ensuring the privacy of sensitive student data.
Modeling an IT Strategy for Student Success
This article is written to encourage universities and college to architect their IT strategy for student success. The article provides a table of systems needed to answer key questions. It also provides a case study from two universities.