The NGA Center hosted the National Education Data Summit to develop a shared vision for effective, comprehensive K-16 data systems and how policymakers can use data from these systems to develop policies to improve educational outcomes. This event supported state efforts to collect, analyze, and report graduation rate data and in doing so, meet their commitment to implement the NGA Graduation Rate Compact.
The meeting provided examples of promising practices from states that are developing and successfully using comprehensive data systems. Panelists offered key recommendations for states at all levels of this work. The meeting also offered team planning time and access to national and state experts.
- Graduation Counts: A Report of the NGA Task Force on State High School Graduation Data
- Graduation Counts: A Compact on State High School Graduation Data
State of the State Data Systems
- Aimee Guidera, director, Data Quality Campaign
Developing a State Plan of Action
- Barbara Means, director, Center for Technology in Learning, SRI International
Research: The Key to Strategic Reform
- John Winn, commissioner, Florida Department of Education
- Using Data to Tailor Instruction: Designing State Systems to Meet Local Needs
- Similar Schools, Different Results
- Hanna Skandera, deputy commissioner of accountability, research and measurement, FLDOE