The reauthorization of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA) has dominated the education debate this year, and one major topic of discussion has been data collection. In this piece, published in February 2015, the Data Quality Campaign (DQC) contributes to the discussion with a series of recommendations for federal leadership that would shift the focus of data collection from compliance to transparency. The recommendations seek to empower parents, teachers, and other stakeholders to help students succeed. Their recommendations include incorporating data literacy into teacher training programs, producing comprehensive school report cards for parents, and clarifying existing federal student data privacy laws for the benefit of all stakeholders.
Read it here.