What does a Data Associate do?
Data Associates serve a data quality control function to all work being completed in our department. Following strict confidentiality, they ensure data completion, and organize and store both electronic and physical data. For Colorado Shines, they review all data that is submitted by programs as evidence for each criterion and determine scores. The scoring goes through several quality control checks before finalization. Data Associates support programs and providers by answering questions about the rating criteria and assisting with the resubmission process. Additionally, our Data Team is responsible for scheduling our projects and the tracking and reporting of department statistics. They also support Assessment Associates in consultations with providers and facilitate Colorado Shines Q&A Sessions.