Education data is critical to understanding whether or not America’s children are getting the education they deserve and the education that will prepare them to be successful. We have learned that transparency in education data can help us celebrate well-deserved school successes and inform conversations about efforts to improve our schools.
This report provides a systematic and deeper understanding of how state education agencies compare across a set of three broad dimensions of education transparency: accessibility and access, quality, and disaggregation for key students groups. Parents, advocacy organizations, researchers, and other stakeholders need this information to understand the performance and quality of schools in their state.
The report also highlights areas of common success and challenges in the sharing of education data, examples of states that are leading the way with transparency, and provides suggestions on ways to address some of the most common barriers that states face.
We regret that due to an oversight the District of Columbia was rated too low for the disaggregation of its Test and Growth data in our original report. We have corrected those ratings in our analysis and this correction results in the following changes to the report
For more information about this report, contact Carrie Goux.