Using strategic planning and data-driven decision-making to stimulate organizational dynamics and influence scales of effectiveness MCS helps clients successfully launch, analyze and redesign programs and processes to support data and research priorities. By aligning requirements with client and user needs; by conducting targeted reviews; by developing effective processes, and through action oriented training and data coaching, MCS provides innovative, effective and timely data and research solutions to clients, their staff and customers.
At the U.S. Dept. of Education, Jerry Malitz served in a senior leadership role as the first Chief Information Technology Officer at the Institute of Education Sciences. In this role he conceptualized, designed, and implemented information technologies across the Institute. Prior to that he served as the Chief Technology Officer and Webmaster at the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), where he was the creative director in spearheading improvements in serving the needs of customers, management, and staff.
Prior to those roles he served as the Project Director for several large scale national data collection efforts including: IPEDS and the National Postsecondary Student Aid Study (NPSAS), and for the development of the Classification of Instructional Programs (CIP), the NCES Course Classification System, and for the Student and the Staff Data Handbooks for Elementary, Secondary, and Early Childhood Education among other projects.
Mr. Malitz has produced several books, papers, videos and training sessions on the use of technology and data in and for education, and he has designed numerous public and intranet applications for the dissemination and collection of information over the web.
Mr. Malitz works with associations, federal agencies, State Education Departments, postsecondary institutions and private businesses, in designing research approaches and putting the proper data tools in the hands of education practitioners and providing instruction on how best to use them to inform decision-making. He is now serving his second 2-year term as an elected ANC Commissioner representing Washington DC's 3G-05 district.
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Valid, timely, consistent and accessible data is the key to informed decision-making.
Well-informed decisions and research initiatives are powered by and formulated based on empirical data.
Using well-designed data, can help assist in identifying potential issues rather than relying on unsubstantiated anecdotes or speculative hypotheses.
Designing and putting the proper tools and the knowledge to use them at the disposal of practitioners is key to action-oriented results.