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.

Data and Evaluation

Learn how Head Start programs can use data in an effective way to make strategic decisions that bolster the success of the children and families they serve.

Data in Head Start and Early Head Start: Digging Into Data

Do you sometimes wonder how you can use your program's data  to decide on new priorities? Are you frequently stumped by questions from  governing body or Policy Council members about program activities? Do you get  easily overwhelmed by the statistics in reports from your information  management system? Do you wonder how you can better use your annual report and  presentations in the community to tell your program's story?  If you answered yes to any of these  questions, this interactive training module is for you.

Measuring What Matters

Using data to track family and program progress is an essential part of strengthening parent, family, and community engagement (PFCE). Explore this three-part webinar series from the National Center on Parent, Family, and Community Engagement (NCPFCE) to learn how programs can use data to track progress toward expected family outcomes and to make program improvements.

Learning Community Around Data

Read how Head Start teachers in Minnesota created a statewide learning community that has not only studied the value of authentic assessment but has also built a state Head Start database that combines assessment, demographic, and classroom information.