States are making progress in building longitudinal data systems to track students' academic growth over time, and now they must use the information available to them through these systems to raise student achievement, a new report says.


Six states report having all 10 elements of a comprehensive data system that can track student progress from preschool through college, and 48 states have at least half these elements in place, according to the third annual report from the Data Quality Campaign (DQC), a national partnership to improve the quality, accessibility, and use of data in education.

 

Longitudinal data -- data gathered...

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