Title: Does Your State Provide Good Data On Your Schools? Probably Not
Author: Elissa Nadworny
Key Points: The article present a report from the Data Quality Campaign, which they spent 100 hours last summer looking at report cards and data of all 50 states, and found complicated tables and spreadsheets, broken links, missing data, out-of-date, and a lot of numbers and figures without
There finding include:
- Just four states had all the information initially required under the previous federal education law, No Child Left Behind.
- Six states did not appear to have data on English language learners academic performance.
- 13 states did not break their performance data down by gender.
- About half of states included a non-academic measure of quality.
- 11 states had old data, from the 2010-11, 2012–13 or 2013–14 school years.
- in 18 states, it took analysts three or more clicks from the search engine results to find the data