Arkansas gets kudos for use of data

A new Data Quality Campaign report released today finds that Arkansas places second among states for taking the necessary steps to ensure that longitudinal data systems are used to improve student outcomes and system‐wide performance. The results are based on a survey of all 50 states, the District of Columbia, and Puerto Rico.

This is the first year that the Data Quality Campaign has judged states for how they use the information. The report grades states on the basis of a series of 10 actions determined by the campaign to ensure effective data use.

Two years ago, the Data Quality Campaign recognized Arkansas for being one of the first six states to implement all of 10 elements the organization says are essential for a robust educational data system. Even now, only 12 states have achieved all of the elements.

See the complete report at the Data Quality Campaign Web site.
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