Ten years ago, the Data Quality Campaign launched to promote the vision that every person involved in a child’s education—from parents to educators to policymakers to students themselves—should have the information they need to make the best decisions that help children succeed.
We began with ensuring the infrastructure was there in high-quality data systems that track students’ progress over time to support their achievement. Then we focused on state policies to create a culture focused on getting the right data to the right people at the right time. While we still have progress to make in these areas, I am amazed by the incredible development we’ve seen across the country since DQC began—and that development is captured in the stories we hear about students succeeding in school and beyond.
Our staff is motivated by the stories we hear about schools and teachers opening doors for students with education data—from making sure that no student falls through the cracks to identifying scholarships and challenging classes to help students reach their highest potential.
We thank you for sharing in the celebration of 10 years of incredible progress across the country and supporting the work of DQC to ensure that success becomes a reality for every student.
Aimee Rogstad Guidera