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ERIC Number: ED544725
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2007-Sep
Pages: 12
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: N/A
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-
Reporting and Analysis Tools: Helping Mine Education Data for Information Riches
Steiny, Julia; Smith, Nancy J.
Data Quality Campaign
With the passage of the No Child Left Behind Act (NCLB), state education agencies (SEAs) and local educational agencies (LEAs) have stepped up activities to broadly expand their data collection and reporting systems. The Data Quality Campaign (DQC) has advocated strongly for states to build robust student-level longitudinal data systems based on standards and common definitions that address 10 essential elements provided in this report. This brief also outlines (1) Nine tips for making data accessible and useful, and (2) Lessons learned from leading states for developing reporting and analysis tools. It is widely acknowledged that vital policy conversations now under way-- conversations about increasing the rigor and relevance of high school, improving teacher quality, promoting higher graduation rates and reducing achievement gaps--cannot be successful unless they are informed by reliable longitudinal data. (Contains 4 footnotes and 5 resources.)
Data Quality Campaign. 1250 H Street NW Suite 825, Washington, DC 20005. Tel: 202-393-4372; Fax: 202-393-3930; e-mail: info@dataqualitycampaign.org; Web site: http://www.dataqualitycampaign.org
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education; Postsecondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation
Authoring Institution: Data Quality Campaign; Council of Chief State School Officers
Identifiers - Location: Florida; Hawaii; Ohio
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: No Child Left Behind Act 2001