Arkansas Prekindergarten Research Alliance: Data Inventory Overview

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Author: Regional Educational Laboratory Southwest

Price: Available free online
• Published: 2014    • 16 pages   

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To help researchers locate, access, and evaluate the data they need, the REL Southwest created data inventories for six of its research alliances. The Arkansas Prekindergarten Data Inventory, developed by the Regional Educational Laboratory (REL) Southwest, identifies data available at the federal, state, and local levels to support research on prekindergarten (preK) care and education in Arkansas.

This document provides an overview of the Arkansas Prekindergarten Data Inventory, which is in a separate Excel spreadsheet available upon request. The data inventory includes information about data collected and maintained by the Arkansas Department of Education, the Arkansas Department of Health Services, the U.S. Department of Education, and other organizations. Included data elements focus on children from birth through elementary school as well as parents, caregivers, teachers, and preK programs and elementary schools. The data inventory is tailored to the needs of the Arkansas Prekindergarten Research Alliance of the REL Southwest.