Definitions for TrueValueMetrics
Data Storage. The details of the storage architecture will change from time to time ... but the general theme is that data should be accessible easily for those who need the data to make good decisions.
Data in the hands of a data collection person. These data are needed so that the work of data collection can be as efficient as possible ... including some immediate feedback about changes that might be locally important.
Data at the community level. These data may be analyzed very quickly to provide the information needed at the local level to determine what are the issues and how they might best be addressed.
Data at the national oversight level. These data are a component of the data needed for good governance and oversight.
Data for national level research. These data are a part of a research process that has the potential to help with both learning and teaching in the country
Data for global research. These data are a part of a research process that has the potential to advance learning on a global basis. Modern computational technology such as available at the US National Center for Supercomputing Applications (NCSA) makes it possible to process very large datasets and learn from these data.