NSBA’s Three Tips to “Give Data a Voice”

NSBA’s Three Tips to “Give Data a Voice”

April 19, 2019

According to this new report from the National School Boards Association, under ESSA, “each state educational agency (SEA) and local educational agency (LEA) that receives Title I Part A funds must prepare and disseminate an annual report card that includes a variety of data about public schools.” To help school leaders use this data to “foster meaningful engagement among parents, teachers and other key stakeholders,” NSBA provides three tips: use new benchmarks and constructs on state report cards; engage parents in the school policy-making process using both academic and non-academic information on the state report cards, and provide positive support to teachers based on the detailed data on state report cards.