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Data Quality Campaign, 2018
Alignment between K-12 education and the workforce is critical because jobs are changing. Students must be prepared not only for the jobs of today but also for the jobs of the future. Securely linking data between state K-12 and workforce data systems can create a bridge between these agencies as they develop shared career readiness goals for…
Descriptors: Alignment (Education), Elementary Secondary Education, Labor Force, Education Work Relationship
Data Quality Campaign, 2018
Learning does not end at 3 p.m. or in June, and neither should data-driven support for students. Communities across the country are recognizing out-of-school time (OST) programs as key partners to provide students not only important enrichment and academic services but also targeted supports and expanded learning opportunities. This policy brief…
Descriptors: School Community Relationship, Partnerships in Education, State Policy, Information Dissemination
Data Quality Campaign, 2018
When school and district administrators are empowered to lead a culture of data use, students do better. As states focus on improving overall school quality and ensuring success for all students, they need a workforce of school and district administrators who are equipped to use data to continuously improve. State leaders are uniquely positioned…
Descriptors: Information Literacy, School Administration, Administrators, Information Utilization
Data Quality Campaign, 2018
For years, student test scores drove much of the conversation about school quality and student learning. But new state plans under the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) show that policymakers are using a broader set of measures to assess school quality. In addition to math and reading performance, many states will also look at core subjects such…
Descriptors: Case Studies, Emotional Development, Social Development, Federal Legislation
Data Quality Campaign, 2017
When students, parents, educators, and partners have the right information to make decisions, students excel. By forming research partnerships, state education agencies (SEAs), policymakers, practitioners, and education researchers at universities and other research institutes can work together to use research to provide the best education…
Descriptors: Data, Information Utilization, Partnerships in Education, Educational Research
Data Quality Campaign, 2017
Policymakers need information about the schools in their state. What programs are the most cost effective and work best for students? How can states attract and retain great teachers? What information do parents need to ensure that their kids are on track to graduate? For answers to questions like these, policymakers need high-quality data.…
Descriptors: Educational Policy, Policy Formation, Data Collection, Data Analysis
Data Quality Campaign, 2017
Every student, no matter where he or she lives, deserves a great teacher. States, educator preparation programs (EPPs), and K-12 leaders must work together to ensure that all teachers are learner ready on day one in the classroom. But too often, these actors do not have access to the necessary information to fully prepare teachers for the unique…
Descriptors: Teacher Effectiveness, Information Utilization, Data, Teacher Education Programs
Data Quality Campaign, 2017
States can--and must--create report cards that meet the needs of parents, communities, and taxpayers. Getting people the data they need is essential because when families and communities have the right information to make decisions, students excel. Every state is required by federal law, and sometimes state law, to produce report cards detailing…
Descriptors: Report Cards, Access to Information, Elementary Schools, High Schools
Data Quality Campaign, 2016
All students deserve a great education, one that affords them every opportunity to grow into knowledgeable and successful adults. To make this vision a reality, students, parents, educators, and policymakers must have access to the right information to make decisions and support student learning. The Data Quality Campaign's Four Policy Priorities…
Descriptors: Federal Regulation, Information Utilization, Access to Information, Alignment (Education)
Data Quality Campaign, 2016
The Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) preserves the most positive legacy of the No Child Left Behind era--more accurate and transparent data about the performance of all students--and helps states take their efforts to use data in support of student learning to the next level. The Data Quality Campaign (DQC) appreciates the opportunity to provide…
Descriptors: Accountability, State Policy, Educational Quality, Federal Regulation
Data Quality Campaign, 2016
The Data Quality Campaign (DQC) believes that when parents and educators have the right information to make decisions, students excel. Parents agree, according to a recent survey. DQC's Parent Poll, conducted online by Harris Poll in November 2015, surveyed 1,093 US parents with children ages 5-17 about their attitudes toward data collection and…
Descriptors: Student Records, Parent Attitudes, Parent Rights, Access to Information
Data Quality Campaign, 2016
All students deserve a great education, one that affords them every opportunity to grow into knowledgeable and successful adults. To make this vision a reality, students, parents, educators, and policymakers must have access to the right information to make decisions and support student learning. The Data Quality Campaign's Four Policy Priorities…
Descriptors: Access to Information, Student Records, Management Information Systems, Evidence Based Practice
Data Quality Campaign, 2016
The Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) preserves the most positive legacy of the No Child Left Behind era--more accurate and transparent data about the performance of all students--and helps states take their efforts to use data in support of student learning to the next level. The Data Quality Campaign (DQC) appreciates the opportunity to provide…
Descriptors: Educational Legislation, Federal Legislation, Educational Quality, Quality Assurance
Data Quality Campaign, 2016
All students deserve a great education, one that affords every opportunity for them to grow into knowledgeable and successful adults. To date, efforts to improve education have operated on a model of mass production, assuming--wrongly--that what works for some students must work for all. To change that model, students and their parents, teachers,…
Descriptors: Statistical Data, State Policy, Information Utilization, Decision Making
Data Quality Campaign, 2016
Every state can create secure, robust linkages between early childhood and K-12 data systems, and effectively use the information from these linkages to implement initiatives to support programs and children, answer key policy questions, and be transparent about how the state's early childhood investments prepare students for success in school and…
Descriptors: Early Childhood Education, Elementary School Curriculum, Data, Program Implementation
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