Research Connections has added a new website section dedicated to Working with Administrative Data. The term “administrative data” refers to information about individual children, families, and/or providers of early care and education and other family benefits that is collected and maintained as part of the operation of government programs.
The resources shared were selected from a collection of resources about acquiring, using, managing, linking, and analyzing administrative data in early childhood or related fields. The current resources were selected because they:

  • highlighted advantages and disadvantages to using administrative data;
  • detailed steps or procedures about how to use administrative data;
  • provided state examples about administrative data use; or
  • were tools or toolkits that housed information about administrative data.

Find the resources here: