Office Name: Kentucky Center for Statistics
Office Acronym: KYStats
What is KYStats?
KYStats is a state office that collects and integrates Kentucky’s education and workforce data so that policymakers, practitioners, and the public can make the best decisions possible.
KYStats is an independent state office housed within the Education and Workforce Development Cabinet that is governed by a board.
Media Quick Data Resources Located at http://kystats.ky.gov
KYStats Style Guide
When KYStats is used as a noun, drop “the”
When KYStats is an adjective or is otherwise a modifier, “the” is to be used:
If possible, do not use a possessive form of KYStats – i.e. KYStats’ website
When using the word “data” it should be considered plural if you’re discussing data from KYStats reports. The word “data” is singular when referring to information. In general, when discussing KYStats, you’re discussing datasets, so use the plural.
Here is a tip to check your use of data. If you wish to use data as a singular mass noun, you should be able to replace it in the sentence with the word information, which is also a mass noun.
If, however, you want to or need to use data as plural count noun, you should be able to replace it with the word facts, which is also a plural count noun.
The Kentucky Center for Statistics (KYStats) collects and links data to evaluate education and workforce efforts in the Commonwealth. This includes developing reports, responding to research requests, and providing statistical data about these efforts so policymakers, agencies, and the general public can make better informed decisions.
About state longitudinal data systems: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6aHFRPP5w1A
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