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 Many organizations are committed to improving the
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 quality and utility of education data through
 membership in the Forum.
                                                                                                                                                 ON EDUCATION STATISTICS




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                                                                                     Official Business

                                                                                                                     Washington, DC 20208-5651
                                                                                                                     Department of Education
                                                                                                                     United States
 In addition to the National Center for Education Statistics
 and representatives of state and local education agencies,                                                                                            Resources for
 Forum associates include:
  q American Association of School Administrators (AASA);                                                                                               Elementary
  q American Association of School Librarians (AASL);
  q American Education Finance Association (AEFA);
                                                                                                                                                      and Secondary
  q American Federation of Teachers (AFT);
  q Association of School Business Officials International (ASBO);
                                                                                                                                                         Education
  q Council for American Private Education (CAPE);
  q Council of Chief State School Officers (CCSSO);                                                                                                      http://nces.ed.gov/forum
  q Council of the Great City Schools (CGCS);                                                                                                             email: forum@ed.gov
  q National Association of Elementary School Principals (NAESP);
  q National Association of Secondary School Principals (NASSP);
  q National Association of State Boards of Education (NASBE);                                                                                       Supported by the National Center
  q National Catholic Education Association (NCEA);                                                                                                      for Education Statistics
  q National Conference of State Legislatures (NCSL);                                                                                                            (NCES)
  q National Education Association (NEA);                                                                                                             U.S. Department of Education
  q National Governors’ Association (NGA);
  q Southern Regional Education Board (SREB).

Participating U.S. Department of Education Offices include:
   q Bilingual Education and Minority Language Affairs;
   q Civil Rights;
   q Educational Research and Improvement;
   q Elementary and Secondary Education;
   q Migrant Education;
   q Office of the Under Secretary;
   q Non-Public Education;
   q Special Education and Rehabilitative Services;
   q Vocational and Adult Education.

Current Federal associates include:
   q Department of Defense Dependents’ Schools;
   q U.S. Bureau of the Census;
   q U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics;
   q U.S. Department of Agriculture’s
     Food and Nutrition Service;
   q National Science Foundation.                                    NCES 2000-329
Who We Are                                                      Who We Serve                                                  What We Provide
Good education data are necessary                               The Forum has developed a variety of resources                 Available Resources*
for good education decision-                                    intended to inform and assist individuals and organi-
                                                                                                                                q   Safeguarding Your Technology: Practical
making. It is as simple as                                      zations who use education data. Potential users of
                                                                                                                                    Guidelines for Electronic Education
that. But collecting,                                           Forum resources include people responsible for:
                                                                                                                                    Information Security
maintaining, and using
elementary and                                                                                                                  q   Technology @ Your Fingertips: A Guide to
                                                                 q    making informed decisions about education
secondary education                                                                                                                 Implementing Technology Solutions for
data effectively                                                 q    developing data collection instruments                        Education Agencies and Institutions
is a challenge that
                                                                 q    converting “data” into useful information                 q   Basic Data Elements for Elementary & Secondary
requires commitment,
                                                                                                                                    Education Information Systems
planning, training, and                                          q    determining the confidentiality
above all, coordination.                                              status of different types of                              q   Protecting the Privacy of Student Records:
It was for these reasons that           c o o p e r a t i o n         information                                                   Guidelines for Education Agencies
the National Forum on Education
                                                                 q    exchanging information                                    q   Recommendations of the Crime, Violence,
Statistics was established.
                                                                      electronically, including                                     and Discipline Reporting Task Force
                                                                      student transcripts
                                                                                                                                q   A Pilot Standard National Course Classification
The National Forum on Education Statistics is                    q    selecting and purchasing                                      System for Secondary Education
comprised of representatives of local and state                       new technology equipment
                                                                                                                                q   Staff Data Handbook: Elementary, Secondary,
education agencies, Federal agencies, and national
                                                                 q    installing computers,                                         and Early Childhood Education
and private organizations. The Forum is committed
                                                                      networks, or other            d e c i s i o n s
to the appropriate collection and use of education                                                                              q   Student Data Handbook: Elementary, Secondary,
                                                                      technology systems
data, while remaining sensitive to data burden                                                                                      and Early Childhood Education
concerns. In short, it works to improve the quality,             q    securing or otherwise protecting information
                                                                                                                                q   SPEEDE/ExPRESS: An Electronic System
comparability, and utility of education data.                         and equipment
                                                                                                                                    for Exchanging Student Records
                                                                                                                                q    Data for Decisions (video)
The Forum is sponsored by                                        For more information about available Forum
the National Center for                                            resources and services, visit our website                   Forum-Related Services
Education Statistics of the                                         at http://nces.ed.gov/forum
U.S. Department of Education.                                                                                                   q    Semi-Annual Forum Meetings
It convenes twice each year                                                                                                     q   Annual Management Information Systems
to identify issues, exchange                                                                                                        (MIS) Conference
ideas, debate strategies, and
generate recommendations                                                                                                        q    Personnel Exchange System
for enhancing education data                                                                                                    q    NCES Summer Data Conference
collection and use at local, state,
and national levels.                                                                                                            q    NCES Fellows Program
                             i n f o r m a t i o n

                                                                                                                                                        * Forum and/or NCES produced products
                                                                                                               a c c o u n t a b i l i t y

								
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