“When students, parents, educators, and policymakers have the right information to make decisions, students excel.”
To assist education policymakers, the Data Quality Campaign released a resource that highlights the most pressing topics about data in education policy, providing a brief explanation, recent policy activity, and policy recommendations for each.
Featuring eight topics, the resource can help bring policymakers up to speed on each of the following:
- Student data as a tool to improve student achievement.
- State longitudinal systems as a means of driving improvement.
- Data linkages, which can provide the fullest picture of student and school outcomes.
- The importance of privacy and security for student data.
- State report cards as public information tools.
- The value of data to empower teachers and parents.
- The need for data in educator preparation programs.
- Data literacy as an important skill for teachers.
To help bring these ideas to fruition, DQC also provides a set of recommendations for policymakers and school leaders to fuel continuous improvement for all students.
If you would like to learn more about data in education policy or make a connection with DQC, please reach out.