Ensuring School Performance Data Works for Families

Ensuring School Performance Data Works for Families

October 18, 2018

In Education Next, Data Quality Campaign’s Paige Kowalski and Brennan McMahon Parton discuss the importance of making sure families can easily access, understand, and effectively use school performance data. This is particularly important since now, under ESSA, “nearly every state has made strong commitments to improving its school performance information systems. The law also requires states to include multiple new measures of student and school performance on their school report cards.” However, over the next year, “these paper commitments must translate into action, providing clear and useful resources for families.