Data Quality Certification program dates opened

Having quality data does not just happen, it is a cooperative process that all educators need to be involved with.  Data is how we make informed decisions about policy at school, district, State and Federal levels.  The goal of the Maine Department of Education’s Data Quality Certification (DQC) Program is to support school staff in building a culture of data quality.

Data Quality Certification is available in three distinct strands (click on hyperlink for more detailed information regarding each strand):

  • Data Coordination – a comprehensive look at data quality from collection and reporting to validation
  • Data Entry – a focused look at data quality, concentrating on the importance of accurate data
  • Program Staff – a focused look at data quality, concentrating on the impact of data on school programs

Program dates and regions

Regions

Location

Dates

Farmington

University of Maine, Farmington

Jan 12 and 13

Bangor

United Technologies Center

February 2 and 3

Belfast

Ocean’s Edge Comfort Inn

February 28 and 29

Freeport

TBA

March 6 and 7

Augusta

Cross State Office Building

March 15 and 16

Machias

TBA

March 21 and 22

Presque Isle

University of Maine, Presque Isle

April 12 and 13

Each strand will identify the four components of a culture of data quality: accuracy, security, utility, and timeliness.  Participation is limited to 20 people for each strand/location, so register as soon as you can after registration opens on December 30.  The first day of each two-day program listed above is for the Data Coordinator strand.  The second day is broken into the other two strands: Data Entry during the morning session and Program Staff during the PM session.  CEUs/contact hours are available through USM for a nominal fee upon successful course completion.

Register will be open by December 30 at the following links:  www.maine.gov/education/lds/  or http://slds.me/moodle/

For more information

Contact the Statewide Longitudinal Data System Training Team: