“Data Overload” in the Age of ESSA

“Data Overload” in the Age of ESSA

October 22, 2018

Hisham Anwar of EdSurge explores the question of how to prepare for “education’s data overload.” While the accountability paradigm under NCLB focused on assessment rather than instructional practice and outcomes, under ESSA, school quality and success indicators are highlighted. Anwar notes that, “a growing number of school districts are beginning to flip the script” by “balancing proficiency scores with other metrics such as chronic absenteeism rates or success indicators…that invite a richer reflection upon the components of a holistic education.”