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What We Lose Without Education Data

Aimee Rogstad Guidera | Posted 09.21.2015 | Education
Aimee Rogstad Guidera

The infrastructure and use of data to support students has grown tremendously over the last decade. We now have tools that alert educators when students are at risk of falling off track. We have programs that identify opportunities for students, like scholarships, they may not be aware of otherwise.

Rebecca Klein

American Kids Are Poorer Than They Were Decades Ago, Education Report Shows | Rebecca Klein | Posted 05.28.2015 | Politics

Poverty, which affects a growing number of American students, begins its negative impact on learning as early as the beginning of kindergarten, accord...

Education Community Stands Up for Safe, Effective Data Use

Aimee Rogstad Guidera | Posted 06.30.2015 | Education
Aimee Rogstad Guidera

Where student data are concerned, privacy and security are paramount. Information is power, and we need to keep private, personal information out of the wrong hands. But what about getting the right information into the right hands?

Teachers and Parents Need to Support Their Kids' Learning

Aimee Rogstad Guidera | Posted 04.29.2015 | Education
Aimee Rogstad Guidera

Every teacher and school leader needs the training, the tools, the time, and the trust to be able to use data to help students--and to help their parents better support their students learning. I have been fortunate to be part of a school that values and uses information. Doesn't every parent deserve that opportunity? I think so.

A College Completion Idea That's So Simple. Why Aren't We Doing It?

Brad C. Phillips | Posted 01.31.2015 | Education
Brad C. Phillips

This week's White House "College Opportunity" summit will focus on an overlooked area with enormous potential for student success: K-12 and higher education working together to improve college completion. It sounds so simple and obvious. In fact many assume it's already happening.

States Using Data to Pave the Path to Student Success

Aimee Rogstad Guidera | Posted 01.20.2015 | Education
Aimee Rogstad Guidera

Creating policies and practices that give educators and families useful information about students to improve their learning is a monumental task. This work takes dedicated resources, dedicated time, and dedicated professionals -- lots of them.

States Should Be Giving You Useful Data About Your Children's Schools

Aimee Rogstad Guidera | Posted 01.04.2015 | Education
Aimee Rogstad Guidera

While report card day is a moment of truth for students, when is the time for states to pony up accurate information about how they're doing to parents? The answer in too many states is not often enough.

Using Data to Broaden Our Students' Horizons

Aimee Rogstad Guidera | Posted 11.30.2014 | Education
Aimee Rogstad Guidera

Like all powerful tools, data can be used effectively and they can be misused. That's why we need the right policies and practices in place to ensure they're being used to encourage learning and increase achievement.

Education Data Use Has Come a Long Way and Needs to Go Further

Aimee Rogstad Guidera | Posted 10.04.2014 | Education
Aimee Rogstad Guidera

Education data are in the spotlight like never before. More people than ever are talking about data's power to transform systems and help students ach...

Expanding Opportunity for AAPI Communities Through Education

Chris Lu | Posted 07.19.2014 | Education
Chris Lu

As with every other race, obtaining a college degree means facing lower rates of unemployment. For AAPIs, having a college education means shaving nearly 2 percentage points off the unemployment rate compared to AAPIs with only a high school education.

Use Proven Programs or Manage Using Data? Two Approaches to Evidence-Based Reform

Robert E. Slavin | Posted 07.15.2014 | Education
Robert E. Slavin

In last week's blog, I welcomed the good work Results for America (RfA) is doing to promote policy support for evidence-based reform. In reality, R...

Results for America: A Welcome Addition to Evidence-Based Reform

Robert E. Slavin | Posted 07.07.2014 | Education
Robert E. Slavin

As time goes on, Results for America is making significant inroads in the policy world, helping political leaders of all stripes get comfortable with the idea of heightening the role of evidence in policymaking.

All Parents Need Access to Education Data Now

Aimee Rogstad Guidera | Posted 07.07.2014 | Education
Aimee Rogstad Guidera

The most useful information comes when parents, educators, and others with a stake in education have access to data that help them understand how well our kids are doing and empower them to make better decisions that improve student achievement.

If Tests Aren't Working for Teachers and Families, They're Not Working

Aimee Rogstad Guidera | Posted 05.24.2014 | Education
Aimee Rogstad Guidera

The major backlash against student testing is because teachers and families are getting little value out of it. If a test is to be worthwhile, it needs to be producing information that's useful in classrooms and at kitchen tables.

Love and Data

Robert E. Slavin | Posted 01.23.2014 | Impact
Robert E. Slavin

I was recently visiting one of our Success for All schools in the most disadvantaged neighborhood in San Antonio, Texas. The amazing principal, Kathl...

A Purpose-Driven Government: Moneyball and Impact

Robert E. Slavin | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics
Robert E. Slavin

In 2002, Billy Beane, General Manager of the Oakland A's, created "Moneyball," a method of using statistics to evaluate the performance of ball play...

Junyo CEO Discusses How To Improve Education Using Learning Analytics

Posted 06.25.2012 | Education

Delivering the keynote address at the 2012 Strata conference, Steve Schoettler emphasized how learning analytics can be used to improve education -- ...

What Moneyball Can Teach Us About Education

John Thompson | Posted 12.09.2011 | Education
John Thompson

Change has been just as slow in baseball as in education, but only in education does the simplistic faith in numbers still dominate.

Three Ds for Education Reform: Dollars, Data, and Digitization

Ray V. Spain | Posted 11.07.2011 | Education
Ray V. Spain

We needn't wait for Superman. The national scalability of proven, effective high schools shows that if we demonstrate the will, and rethink the three Ds of the education reform debate, great American schools can be ours today.

Improving Education Through Data Quality

Jamie Merisotis | Posted 08.07.2011 | Education
Jamie Merisotis

Data can be a game changer. And when it comes to education, we must change the game. There's no other way to restart our sputtering economy and prepare our citizens for the jobs of the 21st Century.