• College and Career Readiness

    Every state has committed to preparing all students for postsecondary education and careers.

  • Federal Policy

    Federal policy is an important lever for state progress in ensuring effective data use.

  • Local Data Use

    States can take action on priorities to provide actionable data and ensure data literacy.

  • P–20/Workforce Pipeline

    States can take action on data priorities to link, govern, and use data.

  • Privacy, Security, & Confidentiality

    Policymakers and education stakeholders can appropriately and effectively balance the use of data to improve student outcomes.

  • Teacher Effectiveness

    States can take action on data priorities to build the capacity to collect, link, and use data about the educator workforce.


  • Roadmap for Early Childhood and K–12 Data Linkages Read More.
    January 20, 2016

  • Sealing the Cracks: Using graduation data, policy, and practice to keep all kids on track Read More.
    November 13, 2015

  • Mr. Maya’s Data-Rich Year Read More.
    October 13, 2015


  • The Every Student Succeeds Act Says, “YES, Data Matter!” Read More.
    December 15, 2015

  • Learning Your School’s Data Tools Read More.
    December 8, 2015

  • EdData Privacy Update 12/4/2015 Read More.
    December 4, 2015