state analysis by state action

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. DQC's 10th annual state analysis, Data for Action 2014, measures states’ progress achieving the 10 State Actions to Ensure Effective Data Use, which call for states to move from collecting data only for compliance and accountability purposes to using data to answer critical policy questions, inform continuous improvement, and ultimately, support students on their paths to success.

Every state has built robust statewide longitudinal data systems that collect quality data beyond test scores, and in 2014, Kentucky joins Arkansas and Delaware as the third state to have implemented all 10 State Actions. For more information and analysis on the 10 State Actions, click on the individual Actions tabs and read DQC's report.

Number of States With Each Element

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  • 40
  • 30
  • 20
  • 10
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  • 2011 2014
    Action 1

    11 states

    Link data systems

    19 states

    Link data systems

  • 2011 2014
    Action 2

    27 states

    Create stable, sustained support

    41 states

    Create stable, sustained support

  • 2011 2014
    Action 3

    36 states

    Develop governance structures

    42 states

    Develop governance structures

  • 2011 2014
    Action 4

    44 states

    Build state data repositories

    46 states

    Build state data repositories

  • 2011 2014
    Action 5

    2 states

    Provide timely, role-based access to data

    11 states

    Provide timely, role-based access to data

  • 2011 2014
    Action 6

    29 states

    Create progress reports with student-level data for educators, students, and parents

    35 states

    Create progress reports with student-level data for educators, students, and parents

  • 2011 2014
    Action 7

    36 states

    Create reports with longitudinal statistics to guide system-level change

    45 states

    Create reports with longitudinal statistics to guide system-level change

  • 2011 2014
    Action 8

    31 states

    Develop a purposeful research agenda

    41 states

    Develop a purposeful research agenda

  • 2011 2014
    Action 9

    3 states

    Implement policies and promote practices to build educator's capacity to use data

    18 states

    Implement policies and promote practices to build educator's capacity to use data

  • 2011 2014
    Action 10

    23 states

    Promote strategies to raise awareness of available data

    33 states

    Promote strategies to raise awareness of available data

Resources

  • Driving Toward Greater Post-Secondary Attainment Using Data Read More.
    July 22, 2015

  • What Is Student Data? Read More.
    July 8, 2015

  • VIDEO: What Is Student Data? Read More.
    July 8, 2015

Blog

  • EdData Privacy Update: 7/24/2015 Read More.
    July 24, 2015

  • For the Love of Data Read More.
    July 22, 2015

  • EdData Privacy Update: 7/17/2015 Read More.
    July 17, 2015