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States Are Expanding Access to K-12 Data, Group Says

"Paving the Path to Success: Data for Action 2014"

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The number of states that provide data to parents allowing them to track their children's academic progress has more than doubled in the past three years, from eight to 17, while states considered more than 100 bills designed to better safeguard student data, according to a report released last week by the Washington-based Data Quality Campaign.

The report catalogs how an increasing number of states are working to expand access to data for teachers and parents and across state agencies, including those dealing with workforce and economic issues.

It lists 10 "state actions" that the group believes will help states and public schools better utilize data and share information more broadly and appropriately with the general public, and measures states' progress from 2014 to 2011 in fulfilling those goals. Among the findings:

• Nineteen states have linked K-12 data systems with early-learning, postsecondary, workforce, and other state agency data systems, the DQC says, compared with 11 in 2011.

• Forty-two states have developed governance structures to guide data collection and use, up from 36 in 2011.

• Thirty-five states now generate progress reports with student-level data for educators, students, and parents, compared with 29 in 2011. Forty-two states now produce reports that utilize student-level, longitudinal data.

Vol. 34, Issue 13, Page 5

Published in Print: December 3, 2014, as States Are Expanding Access to K-12 Data, Group Says
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