DQC Resource Helps Policymakers Get up to Speed on Data
January 12, 2018

“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.

Chris Nikolic

Chris is PIE Network's Associate, Research and Advancement

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