Using and Sharing Data

These tip sheets offer common uses of education data in Head Start and Early Head Start. Learn ways to use and share data to tell a program’s story.

Learning in Partnership: Using Data and Reflective Practice in Programs

See examples of how the Family, Infant, and Preschool Program (FIPP) in Morganton, NC relies on data to inform decision-making. Data is collected through observation, research, and bonds with families. Program leadership sets the tone with a pledge to ongoing improvement and staff development. Reflective practice in both staff and families provides the basis for shared goal setting and genuine partnerships.

Using Data to Inform Teaching

Watch this 15-Minutes In Service Suite video and learn how to use assessment data to inform and adjust your teaching practice.

Data & Ongoing Monitoring

The Head Start Program Performance Standards prescribe the management of program data and support its availability, usability, integrity, and security. A program must establish procedures on data management, and through ongoing assessment, use data to effectively oversee progress toward addressing program needs, evaluate compliance, and successfully achieve program goals.