Who We Are
The Data Quality Campaign (DQC) is a nonprofit, nonpartisan, national advocacy organization based in Washington, DC. Launched in 2005 by 10 founding partners, DQC now leads a partnership of nearly 100 organizations committed to realizing the vision of an education system in which all stakeholders—from parents to policymakers—are empowered with high-quality data from the early childhood, K–12, postsecondary, and workforce systems to make decisions that ensure every student graduates high school prepared for success in college and the workplace. To achieve this vision, DQC supports state policymakers and other key leaders to promote the effective use of data to improve student achievement.
Why We Advocate
Parents, teachers, policymakers, and other stakeholders are too often forced to make decisions based on anecdote and hunch because they do not have access to high-quality information. In every other sector, stakeholders demand and use data differently to make informed decisions. We can no longer afford to not use data in education. Our students deserve better.
Empowered with education data, stakeholders are better poised to to improve system performance, increase transparency, and most importantly improve student achievement.
What We Do
DQC provides a national forum to facilitate cross-state sharing and to make data integral to education policy through a three-part approach:
- Advocate: Provide a credible and challenging voice on data issues in state, national, and federal policy discussions to advance effective data use.
- Assist: Collaborate with states and key partners on data-related policy issues, building champions for integrating data use in state policy.
- Lead: Facilitate important policy conversations with stakeholders at all levels and collect and highlight promising policies and practices that support the effective use of data.