SETDA and the Friday Institute for Educational Innovation at NC State University College of Education co-released the national report, State Digital Learning Exemplars: Highlights from states leading change through policies and funding. States are striving to support the expansion of technology tools and resources in K12 education through state policies, programs and funding in order to provide digital learning opportunities for all students.
The National Education Technology Plan is the flagship educational technology policy document for the United States. The Plan articulates a vision of equity, active use, and collaborative leadership to make everywhere, all-the-time learning possible. While acknowledging the continuing need to provide greater equity of access to technology itself, the plan goes further to call upon all involved in American education to ensure equity of access to transformational learning experiences enabled by technology. The principles and examples provided in this document align to the Activities to Support the Effective Use of Technology (Title IV A) of Every Student Succeeds Act as authorized by Congress in December 2015.
The chart identifies the primary categories for each of the major data initiatives related to K-12 education and then also the various users that benefit from each of these projects.
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.
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.
This document specifies the RESTful Application Programming Interface (API) that can be used to access or publish the digital representation of learning standards statements. The API permits CCSS statements to be published and accessed through a Published Agent or other software application.