ERIC Number: ED489522
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2004-Jun
State Education Data Systems That Increase Learning and Improve Accountability. Policy Issues. Number 16
Palaich, Robert M.; Griffin Good, Dixie; van der Ploeg, Arie
Learning Point Associates / North Central Regional Educational Laboratory (NCREL)
Driven by growing accountability pressures, states and districts have invested in a variety of computerized systems for data storage, analysis, and reporting. As accountability policies demand access to more transparent and accurate data about every aspect of the education process, developing linkages among historically disparate systems is becoming more critical. This edition of Policy Issues reviews the current condition of state data systems by looking critically at the past, present, and future of education data use to help build an understanding of an ideal data system. This paper examines the components needed to address system improvements and provides policy recommendations to help states create efficient and useful data systems that commit to advancing accountability systems to improve student learning. [This report was produced by Learning Point Associates, North Central Regional Educational Library.]
Descriptors: Accountability, Educational Improvement, Student Records, Academic Achievement, Educational Policy, Information Management
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Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Institute of Education Sciences (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: North Central Regional Educational Lab., Naperville, IL.