How can states allocate scarce resources AND improve student achievement without data? The answer is simple: They can’t. States cannot inform these critical policy conversations, or any others for that matter, without effective data use.
This study, States Could Empower Stakeholders To Make Education Decisions with Data . . . but They Haven‘t Yet, by the Data Quality Campaign, points out that while states have built longitudinal data systems and established governance bodies, but these bodies have not yet tackled the full scope of turf, trust, technical and time issues.