The federal No Child Left Behind Act (NCLB) has led to a sharp rise in the collection of school and student achievement data. But states need to do more to harness the power of these data to inform instruction, a new report suggests.

The report, "Technology Counts 2006," from the publication Education Week and its Editorial Projects in Education Research Center, is the ninth in a series of annual reports examining the use of technology in the nation's schools. In this year's version, called "The Information Edge: Using Data to Accelerate Achievement,"


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