Communications, Research

Parents & Teachers Agree: Data Is Key to Supporting Students

Parents & Teachers Agree: Data Is Key to Supporting Students

Parents and teachers agree that data opens doors to conversations about how those closest to students can support learning. The Data Quality Campaign’s third parent poll and first teacher poll – conducted by The Harris Poll – provides information about how parents and teachers view data collection, access, and use. This infographic highlights key findings, including:

  • 95% of parents support teachers using data to ensure students are getting support and enrichment.
  • 93% of parents say they need data so they can help their children do their best.
  • 87% of parents trust their child’s school is keeping their child’s data private and secure, up from 81% in 2015.
  • 85% of teachers say data gives an objective place to start conversations with parents.
  • 75% of teachers want their school to do a better job getting parents information about their students’ progress in school.

Parents and teachers both see the value in using data to support students, but state and district leaders can do more to make this information meaningful, accessible, and timely. To learn what steps leaders can take, check out DQC’s Four Policy Priorities to Make Data Work for Students

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