Data for Equity: A Review of Federal Agency Equity Action Plans
Data for Equity: A Review of Federal Agency Equity Action Plans is the fourth in a series of reports from The Education Fund about civil rights data collection. “Data for Equity” builds on those earlier reports by making eight recommendations about how federal agencies can improve the collection, analysis, and sharing of data.
In response to a first-day executive order from President Biden, more than 90 federal agencies released Agency Equity Action Plans that identify each agency’s priority actions to advance equity going forward. “Data for Equity” is grounded in a review of 45 of these action plans — identifying common themes and making recommendations that summarize some of the most pressing data needs that exist across the government. We hope this report and its recommendations will assist agencies in making progress towards a more equitable future.