The Real School Data That Parents Must Have

Spread the loveEducation never lacks for data; there’s plenty to go around. Mandated to share performance data, schools routinely distribute information to parents about their child’s academic achievement. Measuring effectiveness and quality doesn’t stop there. Federal and state laws require the schools publically report their failures as well as their successes, in the form of  “school report cards” and financial fitness statements. Many parents find the data overwhelming, whereas their children’s’ schools find parent response underwhelming. The reasons for this response include failure to understand how to interpret the results, poor data quality, and not knowing the data is available. … Continue reading The Real School Data That Parents Must Have