New Article: Texas Tackles the Data Problem

In the new issue of Ed Next, Bill Tucker writes about the new data system being rolled out by Texas, “one that aims to move districts from collecting data solely for accountability to collecting it to improve schools.”

Many state data systems function as de facto morgues, Bill writes, “used more often in autopsies of failed programs than to help educators and policymakers improve existing ones.” The new system should help schools, districts and state officials more easily share and use data. “If successful, the new system will not only reduce costs and streamline the existing accountability process, but will also equip educators with relevant information they can use to help their students.”

For more please read “Texas Tackles the Data Problem,” which will appear in the Winter 2011 issue of Ed Next.

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