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Experts: Here’s how to turn data into achievement
Experts: Here’s how to turn data into achievement

School systems are collecting a “tremendous amount” of data about their students, but how can they use this information to improve instruction? The answer lies in changing the entire school…


Schools need models for linking data, practice
Schools need models for linking data, practice

States and school systems are making significant progress in building educational data systems and are starting to use these systems to improve student achievement, according to a new report—but school…


How to create assessments for the Common Core
How to create assessments for the Common Core

Assessments for the Common Core require more than just multiple choice. Learn how to create practice assessments that measure concepts, not facts.


Data privacy: What school leaders should know
Data privacy: What school leaders should know

2013 will be known as the year the American public began to focus on privacy. National security breaches pushed the issue to the front pages of papers nationwide, making it…


Reports highlight need for data mobility

Educational data must follow students as they cross state lines, and policy makers must be equipped with the tools needed to ensure that teachers, students, and parents have access to…


More training is key to better school data use

Schools and districts have come a long way in gathering and analyzing data to help boost student achievement, but according to a new report from the Data Quality Campaign (DQC),…


Parents, educators want more from assessment

Thanks to the federal No Child Left Behind Act, K-12 educators are spending more time than ever before on testing their students' skills—but is all this testing doing any good?


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.