Words matter. What you say, how you say it, and when you say it are critical to effectively communicating with your audience. DQC has crafted language and tools to help you better talk to peers, press, and the public about data and meeting education goals.

Download the full kit: Let’s Give Them Something to Talk About: Tools for Communicating the Data Message

Data for Action

State Actions

Your State's Progress
See where your state is on the 10 State Actions to Ensure Effective Data Use, DQC’s roadmap to states for using education data.


  • Driving Toward Greater Post-Secondary Attainment Using Data Read More.
    July 22, 2015

  • What Is Student Data? Read More.
    July 8, 2015

  • VIDEO: What Is Student Data? Read More.
    July 8, 2015


  • Information is Power Read More.
    August 25, 2015

  • Community Conversations on Student Data Privacy & Education Improvement Read More.
    August 20, 2015

  • Credit where It’s Due: Recognizing Progress on Student Data Privacy Read More.
    August 17, 2015