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Utilize Data-driven Decisions to Advance DE&I Goals

Find solutions to the issues that data may reflect

When Katherine Matthews, CAE, started working at the National Council of Architectural Registration Boards (NCARB), the association had already made strides to become a data-driven organization.

“NCARB was already positioned as a thought leader in the industry,” said Matthews, who is currently NCARB’s assistant vice president of data and analytics. “But we wanted to get into conversation with our data and determine that 2.0 conversation.”

One way that NCARB used its data was to examine issues surrounding diversity, equity, inclusion, and accessibility (DEIA). By combining the data with demographics, NCARB found that candidates from under-represented groups had lower pass rates on the Architect Registration Examination (ARE) than white male candidates.

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