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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
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
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, 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, 2018
Public interest in social-emotional learning is growing -- and the opportunities under the Every Student Succeeds Act have led many states and districts to consider the role of these skills in schools. As state and local leaders consider and commit to social-emotional learning programming in schools, they also have a responsibility to be…
Descriptors: Social Development, Emotional Development, Skill Development, Data Collection
Pena, Christina – Workforce Data Quality Campaign, 2018
Administrative data on employment and earnings, commonly referred to as wage data or wage records, can be used to assess the labor market outcomes of workforce, education, and other programs, providing policymakers, administrators, researchers, and the public with valuable information. However, there is no single readily accessible federal source…
Descriptors: Wages, Employment, Federal Government, Databases
Leventoff, Jenna – Workforce Data Quality Campaign, 2018
Many states include non-degree credentials (such as certificates, industry certifications, or licenses) within their statewide educational attainment goal. These goals set targets for the percentage of residents with a postsecondary credential. In order to measure progress towards educational attainment goals, states must collect data about each…
Descriptors: Credentials, Educational Certificates, Certification, Educational Attainment
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)
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