Data, data everywhere, but what does it mean?

Many states are collecting extensive education data, but aren’t training teachers and parents in how to use the information effectively to help students learn, concludes the Data Quality Campaign.

Data should be used to improve student achievement and inform parents, not just for “shame and blame,” said Aimee Guidera, executive director of DQC.

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  1. My mantra for data usage at my school: “Bad data, badly interpreted.” More bad than good comes out of the data craze, in my opinion.

  2. I agree, this data should be used to its full benefit. It shouldn’t just be used as a blaming system to depict who to point the finger at, but it should be used as a way to direct us where we want to go.