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Data Quality Campaign, 2021
Data reflects a series of decisions made by people--and those decisions affect the story that data tells, what it captures, and how it can and should be used to inform decision-making. Because of this, mistrust in data is often the result of incomplete information and a lack of context. This resource breaks down what it means to build trust in…
Descriptors: Data Use, Data Collection, Data Analysis, Bias
Data Quality Campaign, 2021
State leaders are grappling with generation-defining challenges as they work to fully understand and address the impact of the pandemic on students and communities. As leaders turn their attention to the upcoming school year, data continues to be a critical tool for informing recovery efforts. Data Quality Campaign's (DQC) 2021 public opinion…
Descriptors: Data Use, Attitudes, COVID-19, Pandemics
Data Quality Campaign, 2020
This year saw unprecedented disruptions to schools and to students' lives across the country. With a global pandemic shutting school doors, causing economic instability, and highlighting the impact of systemic racism, policymakers and education leaders are looking to data to help them respond and recover. The Data Quality Campaign's 2020 research…
Descriptors: Data Use, Data Collection, COVID-19, Pandemics
Data Quality Campaign, 2020
For the first time in history, public schools have closed across the country, and students have been receiving instruction from their homes. But in their new role as educators, parents have been largely flying blind in their efforts to ensure that students are on track for success. This problem is not new: parents have always needed to be informed…
Descriptors: Data Use, COVID-19, Pandemics, Parent Participation
Data Quality Campaign, 2020
Over the past several years, policymakers across the country have enacted and updated policies designed to address safe data use in modern and evolving classrooms; now, changes in teaching practice are happening on an unprecedented scale and pace following the rapid transition to online learning. States will need to move quickly to provide student…
Descriptors: COVID-19, Educational Policy, Privacy, Student Records
Data Quality Campaign, 2020
States can and should continue to measure student growth in 2021. Growth data will be crucial to understanding how school closures due to COVID-19 have affected student progress and what supports they will need to get back on track. Education leaders will also need growth data to ensure that any recovery efforts are equitable as well as effective…
Descriptors: Student Evaluation, Growth Models, State Policy, State Standards
Regenstein, Elliot – Data Quality Campaign, 2020
As of June 2020, it is still too early to know how state early childhood systems will be permanently changed by the COVID-19 crisis. But the need for early childhood data is not new to the pandemic and recovery. States can benefit from data to better understand the landscape of local early childhood services--and about resources needed to help…
Descriptors: Early Childhood Education, COVID-19, State Government, Federal Government
Data Quality Campaign, 2020
State and district budgets are spread thin as a result of the pandemic, leaving state and district leaders to make tough decisions about what to prioritize and where to invest resources during the COVID-19 crisis and recovery. Actionable research provides state and district leaders with insights into the policies and programs that best serve their…
Descriptors: COVID-19, Pandemics, Educational Policy, Administrator Responsibility
Data Quality Campaign, 2020
Report cards are states' most public-facing documents. To support COVID-19 recovery, states and districts must fulfill their responsibility to the public and demonstrate their commitment to transparency by sharing this information in clear, actionable report cards. This resource shares short- and long-term action steps for state leaders to release…
Descriptors: COVID-19, Information Dissemination, School Closing, Accountability
Data Quality Campaign, 2020
School closures resulting from the COVID-19 pandemic have left educators and families with the responsibility of rapidly learning how to support students while they are at home. This fundamental shift in the way most students receive instruction makes it critical for educators and families to be able to use data to meet students where they are and…
Descriptors: Distance Education, Student Records, COVID-19, Pandemics
Data Quality Campaign, 2019
Every family deserves access to the information they need to understand the quality of their community's schools and to make the best decision about their child's education. School report cards are the primary way that states communicate the information that families want and need about schools, but too often, the report cards are more focused on…
Descriptors: Access to Information, School Effectiveness, Urban Schools, Stakeholders
Data Quality Campaign, 2019
The most effective state efforts to improve student outcomes do not exist in a silo; they cut across multiple policy priorities to make data work for students. And while their crosscutting data initiatives can still be strengthened, some states are supporting schools with efforts that reach across the Data Quality Campaign's (DQC) Four Policy…
Descriptors: Data Analysis, Outcomes of Education, Educational Improvement, Educational Quality
Data Quality Campaign, 2019
Measures of student growth offer a richer understanding of student performance than a moment-in-time test score alone, but measures of student growth are not created equal. In their accountability plans for implementing the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA), some states are using a sophisticated analysis of multiple data points that evaluate the…
Descriptors: Evaluation Methods, Academic Achievement, Data, Information Utilization
Data Quality Campaign, 2019
No vision of personalized learning can be realized without support for data use. State strategies to create student-centered classrooms require critical policy conditions that allow those closest to students to access and use timely, safeguarded data to make decisions. This case study outlines steps SEAs can take to ensure the effective use of…
Descriptors: Individualized Instruction, Decision Making, Data Use, State Departments of Education
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
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