Supporting a Data-Driven School Culture

3 ways to solve data and communication shortcomings
3 ways to solve data and communication shortcomings

Data Security. Big Data. Personalized Data. Data Breech. We all have been inundated lately with the growing complex conversations around data management including the critical information collected in education.


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…


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.


Feds take huge step to protect student privacy
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
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?
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
Commentary: Data undermining

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