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States make strides in collecting education data

States make strides in collecting education data

Although states have made strong progress increasing their capacity to build and use longitudinal data systems, they aren’t yet helping educators, parents, and other stakeholders use the data to inform…

eSN Special Report: Smarter Education

eSN Special Report: Smarter Education

For years, marketers have used sophisticated software to track consumers’ buying habits and web browsing activity, then crunch this information and make intelligent predictions to target their sales messages more…

Education, technology groups collaborate to leverage student data

Education, technology groups collaborate to leverage student data

A new collaboration among three prominent education and technology groups will aim to help schools meet growing demands to leverage student data to boost achievement while highlighting best practices nationwide.…

eSN Special Report: Turning data into achievement

While most schools now measure students’ progress more frequently throughout the year, using this information to target instruction more effectively can still be a challenge. Here's how some schools have…

Feds take huge step to protect student privacy

Asking state leaders to use data to drive school improvement and innovation sounds like a logical idea, but how can they also maintain student privacy in this often treacherous digital…

Feds launch new education data tool

The federal Education Department has launched a new website that aims to provide easy access to key state and national education data for all school stakeholders.…

Should student test scores be used to evaluate teachers?

The so-called value-added model is an “imperfect, but still informative” measure of teacher effectiveness, especially when it is combined with other measures, according to the preliminary results of a large-scale…

Commentary: Data undermining

Unions are taking heat for their stance on using data to measure teacher quality, but school districts bear some responsibility, too.…