Opportunities to Make Data Work for Students in the Every Student Succeeds Act

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Opportunities to Make Data Work for Students in the Every Student Succeeds Act

The Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) creates opportunities for states to capitalize on provisions in the law and go beyond legal compliance to use data to ensure that every child excels.

Opportunities to Make Data Work for Students in the Every Student Succeeds Act outlines opportunities within the law to use data to examine what is working for students—and what is not—to meet states’ education goals. The report details how the Data Quality Campaign’s (DQC) Four Policy Priorities can help states to do more than meet the letter of the law in ESSA by maximizing the data foundation they have already built over the past decade.

States have the opportunity to use and go beyond ESSA requirements to provide parents, educators, and taxpayers the information they want and need.

Find the specific provisions of the bill referenced in the Appendix.