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Document Number: 6496

Education's Data Management Initiative: Significant Progress Made, but Better Planning Needed To Accomplish Project Goals - As a condition of receiving federal funding for elementary and secondary education programs, each year the states provide vast amounts of data to the U.S. Department of Education. In the past, this data gathering has presented some problems, including being burdensome on the states. This report contains recommendations for the department of education to improve its data gathering: (1) develop a strategy to help states provide quality data; (2) develop a process within the department to resolve critical, outstanding issues; and (3) develop a clear plan for completing final aspects of the performance-based data management initiative, including specific time frames and indicators of progress toward the initiative’s goals. (U.S. Government Accountability Office, October 2005)...

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