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Data Quality Campaign, 2023
People need access to data. Individual students and job seekers, families, educators, communities, and policymakers must have the information they need to foster successful journeys through education and the workforce. Robust statewide longitudinal data systems (SLDSs) can be designed to prioritize meaningful access to data but must also protect…
Descriptors: Federal Government, Government Role, Data, Information Security
Data Quality Campaign, 2022
Five years ago, California's education data lagged far behind the systems in most other states. However, state leaders and education advocates undertook a purposeful engagement and design process to build a data system that represents the state's values and meets different stakeholders' needs. This case study on California's P-20W Cradle-to-Career…
Descriptors: Data, Data Collection, Design, Inclusion
Data Quality Campaign, 2022
State legislators have the opportunity to create and support legislation that positions data as a tool to help decisionmakers at all levels take action to support student success. This checklist can serve as a guide to crafting legislation that addresses education data. It applies specifically to education data legislation which includes bills…
Descriptors: State Legislation, Data Collection, Data Analysis, Educational Policy
Data Quality Campaign, 2022
For decades, schools nationwide have collected household income data to identify those eligible for free and reduced-price lunch programs. State leaders have long used this information as a proxy for student economic disadvantage--yet this data is insufficient to understand and address students' needs. Measures based on FRL data lack critical…
Descriptors: State Policy, Student Needs, Measurement Techniques, Disadvantaged Youth
Data Quality Campaign, 2022
Students have many options as they leave high school and enter postsecondary education or the workforce. But during the six years that the Data Quality Campaign has reviewed report cards from all 50 states and the District of Columbia, it has been found that states have struggled to provide a robust picture of all of these options on their report…
Descriptors: Postsecondary Education, High School Graduates, Employment, Military Service
Data Quality Campaign, 2022
Each year, state legislators craft new policies that drive data use across their states, and as part of a comprehensive review of state education data legislation, the Data Quality Campaign (DQC) keeps track. In 2022, state legislators introduced 131 bills in 35 states--42 of which became law in 17 states-- that would govern the use of data along…
Descriptors: Privacy, State Legislation, Student Records, Confidentiality
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, 2021
In 2021, legislators in 45 states introduced 361 bills to govern the use of data about education or the workforce, and leaders in most states (38) enacted a new education data law. This level of legislative activity that is focused on education data collection, use, protection, and reporting is nothing new. But the ongoing pandemic left unique…
Descriptors: Privacy, State Legislation, Student Records, Confidentiality
Data Quality Campaign, 2021
The 2020 election brought about legislative change across the country. New and veteran 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…
Descriptors: Educational Policy, Policy Formation, Data Collection, Data Analysis
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
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