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Document Number: 3629

Data Quality: Earning the Confidence of Decision Makers - As more statewide accountability systems rely on databases, concern follows about the quality of the data, the way it is collected and how it is used. This paper explores the foundations of data quality from the formal information systems literature and applies it to the arena of public education decisionmaking. It includes a hierarchy of data quality that ranges from the availability of dysfunctional, bad data to the quality level of data-based decisions made with confidence. It also includes a checklist for determining the quality of existing data sources. (Glynn Ligon, Evaluation Software Publishing Inc., April 1996)...

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