DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION
SUPTS. MEMO NO. 212
October 6, 2006
Billy K. Cannaday, Jr.
Superintendent of Public Instruction
Prevention Through Information (PTIVA) Data Collection Training Workshops
collaboration with the Center for School-Community Collaboration at
PTI Data Collection Workshops will focus on approaches to ensuring data accuracy; validity and reliability; appropriate classification of incidents; and reporting of disciplinary actions. These workshops are designed for school division administrators responsible for or involved with the collection and submission of discipline, crime, and violence data, including building and central office program and data administrators.
Also developed as a product of the PTI-VA initiative is an online tutorial on DCV data reporting that may be accessed at http://www.dcvreport.org. School division personnel involved with the collection and reporting of discipline, crime, and violence data are encouraged to take advantage of this new resource. Workshop participants will be expected to have reviewed the online tutorial before attending workshops.
Data Collection Workshops will be provided as follows:
DAY DATE (2006) SITE
Wednesday November 1
Wednesday November 8 Holiday Inn
Thursday November 30 Holiday Inn
Monday December 4 Best Western
Tuesday December 5 Omni Hotel
Thursday December 7 Holiday Inn Select
The workshops are being offered at no charge to participants. Any lodging and travel expenses will be the responsibility of the participant. Expenses may be paid from federal funding already available to the school division under the Safe and Drug-Free Schools Program.
Pre-registration is required and space is limited to no more than 50 participants per workshop. Individuals may register online at: www.soe.vcu.edu/csc.
For additional information about the workshops, contact the Center for School Community Collaboration at 804-828-1482 or 1-800-762-6309 (toll-free). Other questions may be directed to Arlene Cundiff, safe and drug-free schools coordinator, at 804-225-2871 or Arlene.Cundiff@doe.Virginia.gov.