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.


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

  • Student Data Privacy Legislation: What Happened in 2015, and What Is Next? Read More.
    September 24, 2015

  • Why Does Student Data Matter? Read More.
    September 23, 2015


  • Data Works for Students in Madison Read More.
    October 9, 2015

  • Data Works for Students in Henrico County Read More.
    October 8, 2015

  • Data Works for Students in Tacoma Read More.
    October 7, 2015