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Charles McGrew

PESC Update

April 2009

dqc managing partners
DQC Managing Partners

Achieve, Inc

Alliance for Excellent Education

Council of Chief State School Officers

Education Commission of the States

The Education Trust

National Association of State Boards of Education

National Association of System Heads

National Center for Educational Accountability*

National Center for Higher Education Mgt Systems

National Governors Assoc. Center for Best Practices

Schools Interoperability Framework Association

Standard & Poor’s School Evaluation Services

State Educational Technology Directors Association

State Higher Education Executive Officers

*The campaign is supported by The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation and managed by the National Center for Educational Achievement.

dqc endorsing partners

Alliance for Quality Teaching

American Association of Colleges for Teacher Education

American Association of State Colleges and Universities

American Board for Certification of Teacher Excellence

American Productivity & Quality Center

American Society for Quality

American Youth Policy Forum

Business-Higher Education Forum

Center for Teaching Quality

College Summit

Consortium for School Networking.

Educational Policy Institute



Institute for a Competitive Workforce

Institute for Educational Leadership

James B. Hunt Institute for Educational Leadership and Policy

Jobs for the Future

Knowledge Alliance

League of Education Voters Foundation

Learning Point Associates

Midwestern Higher Education Compact

National Alliance for Public Charter Schools

National Association of Secondary School Principals

National Association of State Directors of Teacher Education and Certification

National Center for Public Policy and Higher Education

National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Certification

National Student Clearinghouse

New England Board of Higher Education

Pathways to College Network.

Postsecondary Electronic Standards Council

Pre-K Now

Roads to Success

Southern Regional Education Board

Western Interstate Commission for Higher Education

DQC Endorsing Partners
the ten essential elements of a k 12 longitudinal data system
The Ten Essential Elements of a K-12 Longitudinal Data System
  • Unique statewide student identifier (42 states, up from 36)
  • Student-level enrollment, demographic and program participation information (46, up from 38)
  • Ability to match individual students’ test records from year to year to measure growth (41, up from 32)
  • Information on untested students (30, up from 25)
  • Teacher identifier system with ability match teachers to students (16, up from 13)
  • Student-level transcript information, including information on courses completed and grades earned (12, up from 7)
  • Student-level college readiness test scores (9, up from 7)
  • Student-level graduation and dropout data (40, up from 34)
  • Ability to match student records between the Pre-K-12 and post-secondary systems(18, up from 12)
  • State data audit system assessing data quality, validity, and reliability (36, up from 19)
data opportunities in aara
Data Opportunities in AARA

$250 Million for State Longitudinal Data Systems

  • Competitive Grant managed by Institute of Education Sciences
  • Help states implement and use state longitudinal data systems (based on DQC ten elements, but also postsecondary and workforce data)
  • Since 2005 50 states have applied for these grants in 3 rounds of funding; 27 states have received in first 2; last round will be announced in near future
data opportunities in aara1
Data Opportunities in AARA

$53.6 Billion in Stabilization Funds

  • $48.6 B to assist education budgets (formula)

To tap into these funds, states must meet 4 Assurances:

      • Equalize Teacher Distribution
      • Enhance Quality & Alignment of Assessments
      • Support Struggling Schools
  • $5B State Incentive Grants—Race to the Top

Distributed by Secretary by competitive grant to help states fully meet the assurances goals

dqc phase ii expanding the focus
DQC Phase II: Expanding the Focus



Align, Link, and Share Data Across the Pipeline

  • Pre K and K-12 and Postsecondary
  • P-20 with other critical data systems (health, labor, social services)
  • Across districts and states

Focus on Using Longitudinal Data for Improving Student Achievement




Phase II of the DQC: Changing the Culture around data use and maximizing states’ investments in longitudinal data systems.

strategic stimulus investments to promote the use of data
Strategic Stimulus Investments to Promote the Use of Data

States should consider using ARRA funds to:

  • Fully implement the DQC 10 Essential Elements
  • Embark on the new 10 State Actions to Ensure Effective Data Use
  • Work collaboratively with districts to ensure state systems are built to serve district needs
  • Address data architecture issues (and work to develop common data models) to promote interoperability of data systems
phase ii of data quality campaign
Phase II of Data Quality Campaign

DQC Partners have renewed their commitment to work together over the next 3 years to build support and political will to:

  • Grow and sustain longitudinal data systems that follow individuals through the P-20 Pipeline
  • Ensure broad, yet appropriate, access to these data
  • Increase capacity to understand & use these data improve system performance and student achievement.
contact the dqc
Contact the DQC:
  • Charles McGrew
  • Postsecondary and P20 Director
  • 859-351-8882