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.


  • 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