On February 16, the Data Quality Campaign will release its annual scorecard and analysis of states’ ability to collect and use data to improve student success. In anticipation, this six-part series highlights key ideas from our recent “Next Decade of Educational Data” event.
Beverly Donohue, Vice President for Policy and Research at New Visions for Public Schools, offers five lessons on data use, based on New Visions’ work with 70+ schools in New York City:
- The system must be flexible and customizable.
- Must be integrated into the work flow of the school.
- Data can be a powerful lever to empower students to take responsibility for their own learning.
- Go beyond summative data to provide a rich picture of what is happening at a school.
- The dichotomy between administrative and instructional systems is a false one.
Donohue explains in the video clip below…