New Resources Show That Data Makes Personalized Learning Possible

New Resources Show That Data Makes Personalized Learning Possible

Data Quality Campaign releases new infographic and animated video

WASHINGTON (August 17, 2017) – As more and more schools across the nation adopt visions for personalized learning, the Data Quality Campaign, a national nonprofit organization, has produced new graphical resources that illustrate that data makes personalized learning possible, no matter the strategy. With useful, timely, and safeguarded data, students, parents, and teachers can tailor students’ learning experiences to their unique needs, skills, and interests.

The infographic and animated video were designed for teachers, education leaders, policymakers, and the general public to highlight how data empowers people to better deliver customized supports, resources, and opportunities along every student’s path to college and career success. Data provides a fuller picture of students’ performance with information such as participation, assessments, and growth on skills over time. Having this greater understanding of students’ strengths and where they need to grow equips students to have more ownership over their learning. Data also enables students to work on a skill or content until they have mastered it, broadening their learning beyond time spent in the classroom.

“Data is at the heart of ensuring that every student has a learning experience that recognizes their individual needs,” said Paige Kowalski, executive vice president of the Data Quality Campaign. “Data empowers educators to understand where a student is and how to target supports to get them to where they need to be. As policymakers and educators develop a variety of strategies to personalize learning, they must also consider that robust data and privacy policies are needed to be successful.”

To successfully personalize learning, students, parents, and teachers must have access to the data that they need—when they need it, and associated policies and practices must protect student data privacy. Teachers also need to have the time, tools, and training to collect, analyze, and use student data in an ethical way to make instructional decisions.

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Contact: Brittany Mason, bmason@dataqualitycampaign.org, 202-393-4372

About the Data Quality Campaign:
The Data Quality Campaign is a nonprofit policy and advocacy organization leading the effort to bring every part of the education community together to empower educators, families, and policymakers with quality information to make decisions that ensure that students excel. For more information, go to www.dataqualitycampaign.org and follow us on Facebook and Twitter (@EdDataCampaign).