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Data Reporting Standards

The MLDS Center created these Data Reporting Standards to ensure the accuracy of information reported by the Center. The standards, which were reviewed and approved by the Governing Board, will be consistently used prior to releasing reports. The standards guide staff through an assessment of the the accuracy of the information to be reported to the public, including:

  1. An assessment of whether the data relied upon for a report are sufficiently complete to support the information reported;
  2. An assessment of whether the information presented can be reconciled against other sources;
  3. Criteria for determining whether information based on incomplete data is appropriate to be reported; and
  4. Methods for informing the public regarding the information published by the Center.