(2019, February) | Useful to Parent Centers, families, advocacy organizations, researchers, and other stakeholders, who can use this information to understand the performance and quality of schools in their state.

Education data are critical to understanding whether or not America’s children are getting the education they deserve and the education that will prepare them to be successful. Transparency in education data can help stakeholders celebrate school successes and inform conversations about efforts to improve our schools.

Finding the Data : A State-by-State Assessment of Education Data Transparency is a 2019 report from Great Schools. It’s available online at:
https://www.greatschools.org/gk/wp-content/uploads/2019/03/GreatSchools_Transparency_Report_Web.pdf

The report provides a systematic and deeper understanding of how state education agencies compare across a set of 3 broad dimensions of education transparency: accessibility and access, quality, and disaggregation for key student groups. Parents, advocacy organizations, researchers, and other stakeholders need this information to understand the performance and quality of schools in their state. The 35-page report also highlights:

  • areas of common success and challenges in the sharing of education data,
  • examples of states that are leading the way with transparency, and
  • suggestions on ways to address some of the most common barriers that states face.

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