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New Policy Brief: Using Financial Data to Support Student Success | Data Quality Campaign

New Policy Brief: Using Financial Data to Support Student Success | Data Quality Campaign | college and career ready | Scoop.it
New Policy Brief: Using Financial Data to Support Student SuccessCategory:State Policy

Using financial data to support student success? How will that help?

I get it. Thinking about managing finances brings to mind spreadsheets and bank accounts—it doesn’t really suggest instructional support or student learning to me. In reality though, if state and local leaders had better information about the dollars spent on education, they would be able to better support student learning.

All education leaders could tell you how much they spend on instruction, or salaries, or capital outlays. But there is less understanding about how those resources are really making change for kids. Did teachers get the professional development they really needed? In other words, were the dollars we spent on that professional development really worth it? It is time for states and districts to be able to answer that question, and many more like it.

As a first step in that process, the Data Quality Campaign (DQC) has a set of state policy recommendations that ask states to create the framework—including data governance, quality analytics, and better transparency—that will help state and district leaders make smart decisions about how our education resources—including money, time, and people—are used. State policy changes alone will not create the critical culture change that is necessary to use resources in new ways, but it can create a foundation for the work.

To build on this, in partnership with Education Resource Strategies and the Council of Chief State School Officers, DQC is participating in the Partnership for Strategic School Management, which will seek out state policy and practice solutions to enable the effective use of people, time, and money at the district level. Together, we hope to empower a national dialogue that supports district leaders in making tough, but critical decisions about resource use that are foremost targeted at improving student achievement.

Check out our new brief here, and stay tuned for more from the partnership. 

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INFOGRAPHIC: Who Uses Student Data? | Data Quality Campaign

INFOGRAPHIC: Who Uses Student Data? | Data Quality Campaign | college and career ready | Scoop.it
The DQC is a national, collaborative effort to improve the availability and use of high-quality education data to improve student achievement.
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Data Quality Campaign Releases Policy Brief on Student Data Collection -- THE Journal

Data Quality Campaign Releases Policy Brief on Student Data Collection -- THE Journal | college and career ready | Scoop.it
'Student Data Collection, Access, and Storage: Separating Fact from Fiction' is designed to clear up misconceptions and offer guidance to educational leaders

 

Amid growing concern over the privacy of students’ data, the Data Quality Campaign has released a new policy brief designed to clear up misconceptions and offer guidance to educational leaders. Student Data Collection, Access, and Storage: Separating Fact from Fiction points out several key facts about the collection and sharing of student information, including the following:

Employers and the media cannot, by law, access an individual student record.States collect from districts a small subset of student information to evaluate and improve student learning.The U.S. Department of Education is prohibited by law from creating a federal database that includes students’ personally identifiable information.States have policies regarding how long data can be stored and when it must be destroyed.

The brief also offers the following policy suggestions for educational leaders:

Establish governance by clarifying who is responsible for managing data across agencies and over time.Identify where state policy can supplement federal law. For example, establish, implement, and monitor data destruction policies and create consequences for violating such policies.Create robust requirements, model language, and transparency for third-party service provider contracts.Help parents understand how linking student data over time improves their child’s college and career readiness.

Aimee Rogstad Guidera, founder and executive director of the Data Quality Campaign, commented, “The goal of effective education data use is to improve student success, but we can’t reach this goal without assurance that students and their data are safe. Policymakers need to take responsibility and action by building an environment of trust and a culture of ethical data use.”

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Two Excellent iPad Apps to Help Students with Math Homework

Two Excellent iPad Apps to Help Students with Math Homework | college and career ready | Scoop.it

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How to Have a Meaningful Parent-Teacher Conference

How to Have a Meaningful Parent-Teacher Conference | college and career ready | Scoop.it
As a teacher and parent, I've been on both sides of the desk for conferences. Some have been more successful than others, and I've come to the conclusion that it's the preparation beforehand that makes the difference....

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The Modern Workplace Learning Landscape: it's more than telling people what to learn

The Modern Workplace Learning Landscape: it's more than telling people what to learn | college and career ready | Scoop.it
I was recently asked to summarise my view on the evolving modern workplace learning landscape and L&D’s role in it. So here it is Although people learn in many different ways, L&D has for a...

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Elaine Roberts, Ph.D's curator insight, October 28, 1:24 PM

I don't know why we think learning and development in the work place is so different from learning elsewhere. Maybe because there are no papers and no grades, per se, and yet there are merit and performance reviews, customer satisfaction surveys, etc., so clearly there are criteria for competency-based learning in the work place. Which, to me, reinforces the importance of those long vertical conversations between K-12, university, and the work place. And which, in my opinion, reinforces the importance of thinking so much differently about how we assess in K-12 and university.

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» Interleaved Practice: A Secret Enhanced Learning Technique j2jenkins

» Interleaved Practice: A Secret Enhanced Learning Technique j2jenkins | college and career ready | Scoop.it

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How We Learn: The Surprising Truth About When, Where, and Why It Happens by Benedict Carey « Dr. Doug Green

How We Learn: The Surprising Truth About When, Where, and Why It Happens by Benedict Carey « Dr. Doug Green | college and career ready | Scoop.it

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CECI Jean-François's curator insight, October 28, 9:01 AM
des modes de fonctionnement de notre cerveau importants a connaitre pour mieux se connaître et mieux apprendre à apprendre !
Ivon Prefontaine's curator insight, October 28, 11:00 AM

From a phenomenological perspective, recalling something as a memory is an event separate from the event being remembered. This changes the original memory.

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How Standing Desks Can Help Students Focus in the Classroom

How Standing Desks Can Help Students Focus in the Classroom | college and career ready | Scoop.it
The rise of the standing desk may appear to be a response to the modern, eat-at-your-desk, hunched-over worker chained to her computer, but history paints a different picture: Hemingway, Benjamin Franklin, and Thomas Jefferson all stood while they worked. Donald Rumsfeld had a standing desk, and so did Charles Dickens. Workplaces are moving toward more standing desks, but schools have been slower to catch on for a variety of reasons, including cost, convenience, and perhaps the assumption that “sit down and pay attention” is the best way to learn.

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Big educational laptop and tablet projects -- Ten countries to learn from

Big educational laptop and tablet projects -- Ten countries to learn from | college and career ready | Scoop.it
A number of the high profile 'one laptop per learner' projects have now reached new phases of development, and new sets of large scale educational laptop programs are being announced. At the same time, 'educational tablets' have gone from a curiosity and novelty in some education systems to become the primary computing devices meant for students and teachers in others.

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This article has links to a varied range of projetcs.

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Technology and Just in Time Learning (EdSurge News)

Technology and Just in Time Learning (EdSurge News) | college and career ready | Scoop.it
While technology has transformed almost every aspect of modern life, our higher education system has barely changed. Universities teach young adults today in much the same way they did in medieval Europe: “Sage on Stage,” the model where a professor lectures in a unidirectional manner to a roomful o
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Ivon Prefontaine's curator insight, October 27, 4:04 PM

Has digital technologies transformed our lives? I think we disperse information more quickly and the pace of life is sped up, but is that the change we want?

 

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13 Barriers to Education Innovation

13 Barriers to Education Innovation | college and career ready | Scoop.it
By Tom Vander Ark - Changes in leadership, varied stakeholders and low sharing are just a handful of 13 barriers to education innovation.
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A Stoplight for Student Data Use | Data Quality Campaign

A Stoplight for Student Data Use | Data Quality Campaign | college and career ready | Scoop.it
The DQC is a national, collaborative effort to improve the availability and use of high-quality education data to improve student achievement.
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Data Quality Campaign

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The DQC is a national, collaborative effort to improve the availability and use of high-quality education data to improve student achievement.
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There’s a Badge For That

There’s a Badge For That | college and career ready | Scoop.it
The Resource for Education Technology Leaders focusing on K-12 educators. Site contains a Software Reviews Database, articles from Technology & Learning Magazine, articles from Educators in Educators' eZine, Event and Contest listings, Reader suggested Web sites, and weekly news updates on education technology leaders.

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