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Advice: Competence in using existing data

Developing the necessary skills to identify and use relevant, existing data to measure implementation

Context

Measurement is only as good as the data that underlies it. If data being used to determine the evidence are accurate and representative of what we are interested in measuring -- without adding undue additional data collection -- then the evidence generated will be accurate and actionable.

Teacher Does

  • Understands the data that are already being collected and the purposes of data collection and measurement.

Leader/Administrator/Decision-maker Does

  • Understands the data that are already being collected and the purposes of data collection and measurement.

Researcher Does

  • Supports practitioners' development of these skills needed to understand the data that are already being collected, and the purposes of data collection and measurement.

Funder Does

  • Provides opportunities for practitioners to develop the skills they need to understand the data that are already being collected, and the purposes of data collection and measurement.

Family/Developer/Community-member Does

  • Understands the data that are already being collected and the purposes of data collection and measurement.