K12 education lags behind U.S. business and industry when it comes to using data to improve outcomes, says a 2016 report by the Center for Data Innovation.
A new accountability and data collection system that the U.S. Department of Education proposed for teacher preparation programs last fall already faces challenges.
As in years past, this new year will bring all sorts of new technology to schools. The question for educators is: To what degree do these technologies enhance education?
In the Madison Metropolitan School District, the Research & Program Evaluation Office provides rigorous and high-quality research and analysis to support district priorities. By using data dashboards to create accessible, easy-to-understand visualizations of a wide variety of district information, the office has helped administrators understand what's working, what's not working and why, improving strategic decision making.