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The data capacity of state-funded pre-K programs across the United States


To better understand the ways states are accessing, analyzing, and using pre-K data, the Early Childhood Data Collaborative (ECDC) at Child Trends conducted a survey of administrators of state-funded pre-K programs. Supplemental secondary data were pulled from publicly available sources for states that did not respond to the survey. The primary goal of the survey was to better understand the types of pre-K data states have access to and how they use, disaggregate, and link data. The survey was also conducted to inform the development of the System Transformation for Equitable Preschools (STEP Forward with Data) Framework, a tool designed to help state leaders answer essential questions about their preschool systems, assess data gaps, establish data collection practices that address equity, and identify action steps for using data to create equitable preschool systems. (author abstract)

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