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.


  • 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

  • Data Works for Students Read More.
    October 5, 2015


  • Happy Anniversary: 10 Years of Supporting Student Achievement Read More.
    November 17, 2015

  • How Prince George’s County, Maryland, Uses Data to Keep Ninth Graders on Track for Success Read More.
    November 13, 2015

  • DQC = Policy + Passion for Education Read More.
    November 6, 2015