State Progress

Data are more than just test scores, and by effectively accessing and using different types of data—such as attendance, grades, and course-taking—teachers, parents, and school and district leaders can help ensure that every student is on a path for success every day, not just at the end of the school year. This section of the website shares results and analyses from Data for Action 2014, DQC’s annual survey on the progress of the 50 states and the District of Columbia toward implementing the 10 State Actions to Ensure Effective Data Use and toward addressing other key policy issues.

Interactive Map

Hover over a state for its progress implementing the 10 State Actions, and click to view the state profile with comprehensive analysis of its education data use. Check out the implemented state actions below!

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