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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
Data Quality Campaign, 2016
The Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) provides an opportunity to produce high quality postsecondary indicators and, as available, publicly report them in ways that inform, engage, and empower communities. As first "required" in 2009's American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA) stimulus law, almost every state has linked its K-12 and…
Descriptors: Information Networks, Management Information Systems, Elementary Secondary Education, Postsecondary Education
Data Quality Campaign, 2016
For educator preparation programs (EPPs) to produce effective teachers, they must engage in a process of continuous improvement using timely, high-quality information about the performance of their respective graduates in the classroom as measured by student outcomes. While states have the capacity to provide this information through their…
Descriptors: Data, Decision Making, Educational Improvement, Longitudinal Studies
Data Quality Campaign, 2016
When students, parents, educators, and partners have the right information to make decisions, students excel. One of the most powerful sources of information for families, educators, and policymakers about education is the high-quality analysis and research conducted by trained and engaged experts across the country. Their work gives us answers…
Descriptors: Research Utilization, Data, Educational Improvement, Educational Research
Data Quality Campaign, 2015
Why do workforce data matter? A strong education prepares students to succeed in their chosen careers, but education, training, and employment pathways are changing. Individuals take multiple paths into the workforce. Some get jobs after completing high school, some after earning a college degree. To develop and support a strong workforce,…
Descriptors: Labor Force, Elementary Secondary Education, Education Work Relationship, Data
Data Quality Campaign, 2015
If our destination is improved student achievement, we cannot get there without valuing and effectively using data in education. Central to reaching this goal is building trust among all those who have a stake in education that individual student data, such as attendance, course taking, grades, and test scores, are being collected for meaningful…
Descriptors: Data Collection, Data Analysis, Academic Achievement, State Departments of Education
Data Quality Campaign, 2015
Accessible, tailored, and easy-to-understand data can help parents answer questions about their children's education such as, "Is my child on track to graduate college and career ready?" and "How does my child's school compare to other schools so that I can make the best choice about my child's education?" Information about…
Descriptors: Parents, Empowerment, Data, Decision Making
Data Quality Campaign, 2015
The foundational federal law on student privacy, the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA), establishes student privacy rights by restricting with whom and under what circumstances schools may share students' personally identifiable information. This tool summarizes some of the main provisions of FERPA, and identifies when students'…
Descriptors: Educational Legislation, Privacy, Parent Rights, Student Records
Data Quality Campaign, 2015
The reauthorization of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA) provides an opportunity to transform how data are used in education. The 2002 ESEA requirement to disaggregate data and provide them to the public has made it possible to have greater transparency and more accurate measures of academic performance than ever. Congress now has…
Descriptors: Federal Legislation, Educational Legislation, Elementary Secondary Education, Data Collection
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