Spotlight on Creating a Culture of Data
Creating a Culture of Data
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The Education Week Spotlight on Creating a Culture of Data is a collection of articles hand-picked by our editors for their insights on:
- Promoting a culture of data accessibility in schools
- Challenges to the long-term usefulness of state longitudinal data systems
- Policy shifts in the use of students' educational records
- Addressing privacy challenges in a digital age
You get the seven articles below in a downloadable PDF.
Education leaders are calling for teachers to collect more and more data, but Justin Minkel argues that what really matters is what schools use their data for.
January 27, 2015 – Teacher
To improve their practice, educators need early access to information on student performance, Irving Hamer says.
October 15, 2014 – Education Week
The Data Quality Campaign lists 10 "state actions" that the group believes will help public schools better utilize and share data.
November 20, 2014 - State EdWatch
A study from the ed-tech industry looks at what training educators want, and how they recommend increasing the effectiveness of student data used in schools.
July 1, 2015 - Marketplace K-12
Challenges in matching student education data to workforce data could hamper long-term usefulness of state longitudinal data systems, finds a U.S. Government Accountability Office report.
December 23, 2014 - Inside School Research
The Student Privacy Protection Act would update FERPA to ban the use of student information for targeted advertising and allow for fines of up to $1.5 million on educational agencies.
July 22, 2015 - Digital Education
As California redesigns its assessment system, questions of data usefulness rise to the forefront. Think rapid feedback rather than data autopsy.
June 1, 2015 - On California