Data Ready Playbook - Digital Promise

Data Ready Playbook

The Data Ready Playbook is designed to support districts with creating an effective interoperable data solution that meets districts’ distinct needs, capacity, and context.

Understanding Data Interoperability

Data interoperability is the seamless, secure, and controlled exchange of data. It is essential to maximize the potential of the many digital tools and resources offered in classrooms and schools today. If you are just getting started with data interoperability, we recommend that you begin by reviewing Digital Promise’s “Data Interoperability Challenge Summary” and “Achieving Data Interoperability to Benefit Teachers and Students” resources.

If you are ready to advance your district’s data interoperability, our Readiness Diagnostic and Readiness Framework are designed to gauge what’s needed for your district to prepare an interoperable use case. Watch this explainer video to learn more about how to navigate the Data Ready Playbook and get started.

The Readiness Framework

The Readiness Framework consists of three readiness domains--Project Governance, Needs Assessment, and Implementation Plan--all of which are critical to successfully implementing data interoperability projects. Each domain is divided into three readiness stages: Awareness, Developing Evidence, and Ready for Interoperability.

The Data Ready Playbook provides activities for each stage and respective domain to help your district advance your readiness. When your district reaches and completes the ‘Ready for Interoperability’ stage of all three domains, you will be prepared to implement a successful interoperable solution for your unique use case.

Project Governance
Needs Assessment
Implementation Plan

The Project Governance domain combines aspects of data governance with project management to operationalize a district’s use case.

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Districts build awareness around the responsibility for data accuracy, integrity, and management.

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Developing Evidence

Districts gather data evidence around technical and personnel systems for a specific use case.

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Ready For Interoperability

Districts implement a cross-departmental project governance body that is responsible for operationalizing an interoperable data solution.

How Ready for Data Interoperability Is Your District?

How Ready Is Your District? The best way to understand your district’s readiness for data interoperability is by completing the Readiness Diagnostic. This diagnostic will assess your district’s progress to date using the Readiness Framework and provide a customized learning plan to follow in the Data Ready Playbook. Are you ready to get started?

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