Data Quality Institutes

DATE sponsors annual Data Quality Institutes (DQI's) to help states develop and implement data systems that yield valid, reliable, and complete data on students who enroll in career and technical education programs.

2020 Data Quality Institute Virtual Series

Operationalizing Perkins V while Coping with COVID-19

With Perkins V plans submitted, many states now have questions on how to operationalize the plans, particularly with impacts that COVID-19 poses. To help states navigate through these questions, we have converted the annual Data Quality Institute (DQI) to a virtual series of meetings to be held between August and November 2020. Hosted by the Division of Academic and Technical Education (DATE), which is part of the U.S. Department of Education's Office of Career, Technical, and Adult Education (OCTAE), the DQIs provide state career and technical education (CTE) leaders an opportunity to share information and strategies, and to tackle common challenges in using data to improve student and program outcomes.

The 2020 DQI virtual series—Operationalizing Perkins V while Coping with COVID-19—will focus on key CTE topics states are currently addressing. The eight session series will kick-off with a “Connect” session designed to enable State CTE Directors (or their delegates) to share lessons learned and innovative strategies developed during the Perkins V plan development and to discuss impacts of COVID on implementing plans. The kick-off will be followed by a “Perkins V: Accountability 101” session targeted for new CTE staff (or other wanting a ‘refresher’), and five “Learn” sessions that will focus on specific topics of interest. The “Learn” sessions will be open to the State Directors, and/or to a CTE staff member that the State Director signs-up (no more than two representatives per state). Finally, a concluding “Report/Plan” session will be facilitated for State CTE Directors (or their delegates) to discuss key outcomes of the “Learn” sessions and to identify strategies for their state accordingly.

For an overview of the DQI framework and the specific session topics and dates, click here.

Invitations for states to participate in the 2020 DQI virtual series were emailed to state CTE directors, with instructions on how to register and/or request an invitation for additional staff.

To access recordings and materials from the completed sessions, visit 2020 Data Quality Institute Virtual Series.

Contact Information:

If you have any questions about the 2020 DQI, please contact our meeting coordinator at RTI International: Olivia Rice, onix@rti.org or (919) 541-7011. For any additional questions, please contact Jamelah Murrell at Jamelah.Murrell@ed.gov.

2019 Fall Data Quality Institute

A New Journey Continues: Making the Transition to Full Implementation of Perkins V

The 2019 Fall Data Quality Institute (DQI) was held on November 13-14, 2019, at the DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Baltimore – BWI Airport. Hosted by the Division of Academic and Technical Education, part of the U.S. Department of Education's Office of Career, Technical, and Adult Education, the DQI provides state career and technical education (CTE) leaders an opportunity to share information and strategies, and to tackle common challenges in using data to improve student and program outcomes.

The theme of the 2019 Fall DQI—The Journey Continues: Making the Transition to Full Implementation of Perkins V—built on the DQI held in February 2019 and the meeting focused on helping state CTE leaders shift from planning for Perkins V to implementing their new state plans and legislative requirements. Final materials from the meeting can be found below.

Contact Information:

If you have any questions about the 2019 Fall DQI, please contact our meeting coordinator at RTI International: Olivia Rice, onix@rti.org or (919) 541-7011. For any additional questions, please contact Jamelah Murrell at Jamelah.Murrell@ed.gov.

2019 Data Quality Institute

A New Journey Begins: Implementing the Accountability Provisions in Perkins V

The 2019 Data Quality Institute (DQI) was held on February 12-13, 2019, at the Potomac Center Plaza in Washington, DC. Hosted by the Division of Academic and Technical Education, part of the U.S. Department of Education's Office of Career, Technical, and Adult Education, the DQI provides state career and technical education (CTE) leaders an opportunity to share information and strategies, and to tackle common challenges in using data to improve student and program outcomes. With the recent reauthorization of the Carl D. Perkins Career and Technical Education Act of 2006 (Perkins IV), the theme of the 2019 DQI—A New Journey Begins: Implementing the Accountability Provisions in Perkins V—focused on helping state CTE leaders transition to the new requirements outlined in the legislation. More information, including the final agenda, copies of the presentations, and links to video recordings of a few sessions, can be found below.

Agenda

The 2019 DQI agenda focused on preparing states for implementing Perkins V. It included interactive sessions on general topics of interest, collaboration sessions to network and discuss common challenges, and breakout sessions on more specific topics.

Presentations

Copies of the 2019 DQI presentations can be downloaded using the links below.

Video Recordings

  • Day 1, Morning Session #1 (Length: 01:10:03)
    • Welcome
    • What’s New in Perkins Accountability?
    • GENERATE: A State-Level Solution for Reporting Data into the EDFacts Submission System (ESS)
  • Day 1, Morning Session #2 (Length: 00:13:56)
    • A New Journey Begins
  • Day 2, Morning Session #1 (Length: 01:27:32)
    • Welcome and Day One Reflections!
    • Customized Technical Assistance to States
    • Implementing Other Program Quality Indicators

Contact Information

If you have any questions about the 2019 DQI, please contact our meeting coordinator at RTI International: Olivia Rice, onix@rti.org or (919) 541-7011. For any additional questions, please contact Jamelah Murrell at Jamelah.Murrell@ed.gov.

OCTAE CONTACTS

Jamelah Murrell
Jamelah.Murrell@ed.gov

Sharon Head
Sharon.Head@ed.gov

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