Data and Accountability

Resources on topics such as federal and state reporting and accountability systems, longitudinal data systems and return on investment

  • Guide/Tool
November 2017

This report from the College Board draws on a working group of experts to provide practical guidance for college credit in high school programs, focusing on program quality and accountability, value for time and dollars invested, equity and access, and transparency and credit transfer.

  • Research/ Report
October 2017

The Certification Data Exchange Project (CDEP) was launched in 2012 to provide a model for sharing industry-recognized credential data. This report from ACTE describes the project's goals, shares results and discusses lessons learned.

  • Case Study
September 2017

This profile from the Education Commission of the States summarizes state outcomes-based funding trends and describes states such as Arkansas, Kentucky, Texas and Utah that adopted new funding models in 2016 and 2017. 

  • Guide/Tool
August 2017

This resource from AIR and Texas A&M University provides a preliminary framework for measuring and evaluating the effectiveness of postsecondary competency-based education programs. It proposes a series of metrics that can be used to evaluate quality at the program and systems level.

  • Case Study
June 2017

This case study from the Workforce Data Quality Campaign (WDQC) profiles several data systems in Illinois to demonstrate how organizations have collaborated to connect data in a way that empowers policymakers to make informed decisions. 

  • Case Study
April 2017

This case study from USC's Center for Urban Education examines strategies for improving the community college experience through a profile of the Pathways to Academic, Career and Transfer Success Initiative at Los Angeles Trade-Technical College (LATTC).

 

  • Case Study
  • Guide/Tool
March 2017

This report from ESG and CCSSO provides a roadmap for the measures states can use in an accountability system to support all students in achieving success after high school, as well as strategies for putting that accountability system into practice.

  • Case Study
March 2017

This policy analysis from ECS discusses the value and use of connected data systems and identifies the benefits of connecting education data. It examines some of the obstacles preventing states from connecting data, including political and financial constraints, and privacy concerns.