Topic Guides

DQC is dedicated to building knowledge and developing resources that advance the effective use of education data. Explore the following topic guides to dive deeper into specific areas of interest.

ESSA Resources to Make Data Work for Students

The Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) charged states with developing high-quality education goals that further the outcomes of all students. Regardless of the goals outlined in your state’s ESSA plan, data is needed to measure progress and identify best practices. DQC created a series of resources that shine a light on how states can use data to meet these different education goals and support student success.

Using Data to Strengthen Your Teacher Pipeline

Teachers are the most important in-school factor when it comes to student achievement and states are tackling big issues like teacher diversity and teacher retention to make sure every child has access to a great teacher. But to make this vision a reality, state and local leaders need access to the right data to make informed policy and practice decisions. Here are resources to help state policymakers and advocates as they think about the unique needs of their teacher pipeline.

Resources to Support Evidence-Based Decisionmaking in States

When students, parents, educators, and policymakers have the right information to make decisions, students excel. One of the most important sources of this information is education research. Here’s how policymakers at all levels can use resources from DQC to invest in evidence-based decisionmaking to support student learning.