Data

The latest news about data systems in education and data-driven instruction, including articles, Commentaries, and special features.

70,000 Students With Disabilities Secluded, Restrained in School

An Education Week Research Center analysis finds that 1 in 100 special education students was physically restrained or placed in seclusion from classmates in 2013-14. (May 16, 2017)

Spotlight on Data-Driven Decisionmaking

Learn about successful district efforts in data-driven reform, how to put data into practice, and discover new tools used to predict student outcomes.

Spotlight on Data and Assessment

In this Spotlight, discover how assessment data can provide clarity on students’ learning strategies, how states and districts are crafting innovative tests under ESSA, and how educators can make sense of the data they collect.

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Getting a more accurate enrollment count for the start of the school year is just one way that Head Start centers use data to improve operations.
June 20, 2018 – Education Week
The class doesn't predict future success well and disparities in it are legion. What about elevating statistics instead?
May 23, 2018 – Education Week
The number of districts reporting desegregation cases nearly doubled from 2013-14 to 2015-16, after plunging 86 percent four years ago on the Education Department’s previous biennial report.
May 2, 2018 – Education Week
The statistics reveal disparities in the share of black and Latino students who take algebra early—as well as in advanced science courses.
May 2, 2018 – Education Week
The Education Department provides comprehensive information on educational opportunity and equity in every public school and district in the country, with detailed demographic breakdowns.
April 24, 2018 – Education Week
The latest civil rights data report finds students of color and those with disabilities are disciplined out of proportion to their numbers in school, and fall short on key educational opportunities.
April 24, 2018 – Education Week
ESSA’s new requirement that districts report school-by-school spending numbers could prove a boon to the public and parents, and a headache for school administrators.
April 4, 2018 – Education Week
While K-12 schools focus primarily on using student achievement data for accountability purposes, experts contend that it can be a catalyst for daily improvement.
March 21, 2018 – Education Week
School-by-school funding data have to be made available to the public under the Every Student Succeeds Act, but doing so can be a daunting task given districts' sometimes-antiquated finance systems.
February 28, 2018 – Education Week
Education Department funding, the prospects for a school choice initiative, and the federal regulatory footprint all could be in play in 2018.
January 17, 2018 – Education Week

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