Managing Data Literacy Systems
Professional Development Credit – This micro-credential may be eligible for continuing professional development credit in your state. Contact your state affiliate association to learn more.
Overview – The Managing Data Literacy Systems micro-credential requires that the practitioner demonstrates the skills necessary to provide tools and processes for the ongoing monitoring, analysis, and ease of use of data; ensure system capacity meets identified and future needs for effective flow and ease of data use; facilitate needs assessment for current and future system requirement; implement a risk analysis process to identify, prioritize, and manage potential data security threats; and provide strategies, implementation timelines, evaluation, and monitoring process to establish best practice in managing data systems for organizational improvement and continuous growth.
Essential Outcomes – Managing Data Literacy Systems Micro-credential identifies five essential outcomes:
- Provide tools and processes for the ongoing monitoring, analysis, and ease of use of data for continuous organizational improvement.
- Ensure system capacity meets identified and future needs for effective flow and ease of user access to data.
- Facilitate needs assessment and analyze data for current and future system and support requirements.
- Implement a consistent risk analysis process to identify, prioritize, and manage potential security threats to data systems.
- Provide a plan with strategies, implementation timelines, evaluation, and monitoring process to establish best practice in managing data systems for organizational improvement.
Part 1. Overview Questions – Develop a responsive narrative that answers the following questions (1,000-word minimum):
- What steps did you take and who did you involve in the process of ensuring that the data used to determine priorities in school improvement initiatives were in an accessible and understandable format for stakeholders?
- What steps did you take to ensure that the data provided by your school district was aligned to relevant standards, school/district goals, and schools’ improvement plans? Which stakeholder groups did you involve in these decisions?
- What is your role in developing/implementing regular risk assessments of the student information and data system? What kinds of risk assessments are in place?
- What kinds of security measures have you developed or implemented to ensure the safety of student and employee users of the district’s network and data systems?
Part 2. Skill Demonstration Product with Self-Analysis
Develop an artifact portfolio that captures the essential outcomes for the To receive a Meets score, you must provide a compelling narrative that completely addresses all overview questions and includes specific examples that demonstrate proficiency in all essential outcomes. micro-credential and complete the evidence self-analysis.
For each EO detail you will be required to reference an uploaded artifact(s) and guide the assessor to the specific evidence (page number, video time stamp, etc.) within the uploaded artifact(s). An explanation of how the evidence demonstrates proficiency of the outcome detail is also required. The practitioner must clearly and compellingly demonstrate proficiency of every detail under each essential outcome.
Part 3. Reflection and Application
Submit, in writing, a summary of your experience of providing and maintaining Managing Data Literacy Systems (500-word minimum), highlight and provide specific examples of how you applied the five components of Managing Data Literacy Systems MC. This could include topics covered and other relevant information demonstrate competencies. Include a reflection about the impact of this skill on your professional practice and how you will continue to apply it in the future.