Sunday, January 1, 2017

Use of data for research

According to a recent report K-12 schools in the United States have failed to harness data to improve student performance and close achievement gaps. The report offers suggestions to help policy makers overcome these challenges, such as:
  • Encourage smarter data collection and management;
  • Encourage interoperability;
  • Empower students and parents by providing access to their data;
  • Promote data-driven decision making;
  • Push back against baseless fears;
  • Develop a data-driven school district to serve as a model; and
  • Use data to promote education equity.
New, J. (2016). Building a data-driven education system in the United States.  Washington, DC: Center for Data Innovation.

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