N.J.'s Score on Data Quality

The Data Quality Campaign has posted its Annual Progress Report on State Data Systems, which measures each state’s development of robust longitudinal data systems to accurately measure student progress. The Report calls national progress “remarkable;” more and more states are reaching the ten "elements" the Campaign deems necessary for valid and reliable decision-making in education. New Jersey is one of 31 states that have met at least 8 of 10 elements. (Eleven states have all 10.) We’re missing “Statewide Teacher Identifier with a Teacher-Student Match” and “Student-Level Course Completion Transcript Data.” Not too shabby, although the former is a Race To The Top criterion. Here's N.J.'s evaluation.