DQC Comments on ESSA Nonregulatory Guidance Topics

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DQC Comments on ESSA Nonregulatory Guidance Topics

The Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) preserves the most positive legacy of the No Child Left Behind era—more accurate and transparent data about the performance of all students—and helps states take their efforts to use data in support of student learning to the next level. The Data Quality Campaign appreciates the opportunity to provide input on topic areas for the US Department of Education (ED) to clarify by issuing nonregulatory guidance. We recommend that ED issue guidance on the following topics: effective public reporting, appropriate access to student data, educator data literacy, governance bodies, financial data, student privacy, postsecondary success data, new disaggregation requirements, state set-asides, and assessment participation requirements.