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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  • 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