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Writing Successful Grants KnowledgeBase

This KnowledgeBase archive includes content and external links that were accurate and relevant as of September 30, 2019.

The Writing Successful Grants KnowledgeBase is an online resource aiding education professionals in their pursuit of public and private grants to support local programs. Its five elements contain information and resources that assist the grant seeker with developing their project, writing the grant proposal and managing the grant upon its award.

Task 1: Prepare for Data Collection

Guideline: Data collection involves gathering useful information, which is the basis for decision making. Compiling such information requires prior preparation and planning to determine the data needed, identify data sources, and determine how the data will be collected.




Data Collection/Organization

This National Education Association website on school improvement offers information on collecting and organizing data. While focusing on school improvement, the content may be useful with any data collection effort.


Statistics Every Writer Should Know

This resource describes in "plain English, some basic concepts in statistics that every writer should know."


Data Use for Improving Learning

This link to the Assessment and Accountability Comprehensive Center's website for data use provides resources on using data to improve learning.


Guide to Using Data in School Improvement Efforts

As noted at this Learning Point Associates website, "This guide is designed for educators who are beginning to learn how to use data for school improvement. It offers foundational information on types of data, strategies for analyzing and understanding data, and methods for determining how these efforts can influence goals and planning."