Connecting the Dots: Harnessing Integrated Data to Improve Education in California

POLICY BRIEF: Connecting the Dots: Harnessing Integrated Data to Improve Education in California PDF

FULL REPORT: Making California Data More Useful for Educational Improvement PDF

POLICY BRIEF: Developing a Comprehensive Data System to Further Continuous Improvement in California PDF

Crafting successful education policy requires evidence. Generating this evidence requires data that do not currently exist, or are not used to their full potential, in California. An integrated educational data system would arm teachers, schools, districts, service providers, and policy makers with the data they need to support students from early childhood through higher education completion. Such data can enable continuous improvement efforts driven by teachers, school leaders, and districts, facilitate coordination among human services agencies and educators to care for children’s in-school and out-of-school needs, and enable policy makers to create, identify, and scale programs proven to improve educational outcomes.