Transforming Data to Information in Service of Learning (Executive Summary)
While states, districts, and schools have long collected education data, we still lack the ability to easily transform that data into information that will help guide policy or decisions affecting instruction, school administration, and operations. Education data and information systems need to be in service of learning. We must think systemically
about how to make information easily accessible to help guide decision-making in a way that is usable in support of student success. Simply put, we must raise the profile of data interoperability issues if we are serious about increasing learning opportunities for all of the nation’s students.