The Every Student Succeeds Act requires schools to use “evidence-based interventions” to improve schools. The law also includes definitions of what evidence means, and recent guidance from the Department of Education has provided additional clarification on what passes as “evidence-based.” Mathematica has also put out a brief guide on different types of data that have
At CPE, we are data driven. We encourage educators, school leaders and advocates to be data-driven as well. (Indeed, we have a whole website, Data First, which is dedicated to just that. If you haven’t seen it, it’s worth your time to check out.) So while we think an over-abundance of data is a good problem
I feel like am beginning to sound like a broken record as I seem to keep repeating “HS Grad Rates Hit another All-Time High”. Once again this is true as the U.S. Department of Education made it official today that the on-time high school graduation rate for the class of 2013-14 reached 82 percent. This
Balancing school budgets in a time of shortfalls is a thankless job. Whatever gets cut will nonetheless have its champions, many of whom are willing to let their unhappiness known. Really loud. But one of the nation’s largest school districts is meeting this challenge with a new app that gives the community a channel for
CPE has worked with the Data Quality Campaign a number of times to shed light on how and why student data is collected and used. They’ve answered many of the most common questions in this handy infographic, which you can click to enlarge.