State leaders sitting on mountains of student data are merging on Washington D.C. next week to share ways to make it more useful to educators.
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A House education subcommittee will hold its first hearing on reauthorizing federal education research law on Wednesday.
September 19, 2011
Education Week resource highlights research and trends in data-driven decision making.
July 22, 2011
The National Center for Education Statistics' annual National Forum on Education Statistics and NCES Data Conference begins next week, and Inside School Research will be live-Tweeting the event. While STATS-D.C. is always geared to the technical side, this year explosion of new sessions on using state longitudinal data systems and the piles of new data coming in from the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act.
July 19, 2011
The Common Education Data Standards Initiative released a first draft of the second stage of its core data definitions, intended to get state data systems talking the same language.
July 19, 2011
The Austin, Texas-based Michael and Susan Dell Foundation has released a new data standard, intended to help educators and researchers to use information from state and local data systems even before the systems have been aligned.
July 18, 2011
The National Center for Analysis of Longitudinal Data in Education, or CALDER, today merged with fellow nonprofit, the American Institutes for Research, leaving its previous home at the Urban Institute.
June 14, 2011
The Data Quality Campaign plans a free online seminar on ways to use data from state longitudinal databases.
March 28, 2011
The National Board for Education Sciences is looking for ways to design future research in ways that will make it easier to glean useful information from well-designed studies that showed no or negative effects.
December 30, 2010
In the waning hours of the 111th Congress, New Jersey Democratic Rep. Rush Holt introduced a bill to help educators translate research into usable classroom knowledge.