Regional Educational Laboratory Report on Data-Driven Decisionmaking Now in ERIC
Feb. 01, 2012
The Regional Educational Laboratory Mid-Atlantic has released a report on how four states—Arkansas, Florida, Texas, and Virginia—are creating data systems, improving data access and use, and building district and school capacity to use data to improve education.
- Create state repositories and expand the types of data collected to better equip districts and schools to rigorously assess whether students, schools, and districts are meeting state college readiness requirements and career readiness expectations;
- Implement policies and practices to make data and analyses timely, readily available, and easy to understand for parents, educators, and policymakers; and
- Use partnerships and professional development to help policymakers and practitioners access and analyze data stored in state longitudinal data systems to address performance and improvement issues.
A 5-page summary of the report is also available in ERIC.
Sponsored by the U.S. Department of Education, Institute of Education Sciences, the 10 Regional Educational Laboratories began new five-year contracts on January 3, 2012. To learn more about this and other exciting news from the regional laboratories visit http://ies.ed.gov/ncee/edlabs.