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Education Data 101

The Data Quality Campaign put together this briefing for policymakers in order to show them the importance of quality education data in helping students succeed.

As a policymaker, you need information about the schools in your state. What programs are the most cost effective and work best for students? How can your state attract and retain great teachers? What information do parents need to ensure that their kids are on track to graduate? For answers to questions like these, you need high-quality data. Information is a critical tool to help inform your policy decisions. Likewise, everyone involved in a child’s education needs timely, accurate data to provide insights and drive improvements for students.

To find out how you, as a policymaker, can make a difference, or to just learn more about education data, click here to view DQCs informative pdf, Education Data 101!

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