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Lessons in Data Governance for State Education Leaders

This Policy Brief stems from a Thinkers Meeting hosted by Education Commission of the States that gathered experts in data governance to discuss how state leaders can avoid common pitfalls that undermine data governance policies.


  April 25, 2023

  Policy Report

  Early Education (P-3), High School, K-12, Postsecondary

  CA, CT, HI, KY, MD, MO, MT, VT, WA

  Accountability, Governance, Students & Families, Teachers & Leaders, Transitions

Advancing Dual Enrollment Equity Through State Policy

Research demonstrates the positive effects of dual enrollment programs across student populations, but participation is not representative across student groups. As the nation’s student population becomes more diverse, dual enrollment…


  January 25, 2023

  Policy Report

  High School, Postsecondary

  AR, CO, CT, DE, FL, GA, IL, IN, KY, MN, NC, OH, OR, TN, TX, UT, WA

  Accountability, Assessment, Finance, Governance, Standards & Curriculum, Students & Families, Transitions

50-State Comparison: States’ School Improvement Policies

All states identify schools most in need of improvement by using school accountability systems and other metrics. State improvement strategies range in intensity from general technical assistance to alternative governance…


  September 21, 2022

  50-State Comparison



  Accountability, ESSA

States’ School Improvement Policies: State Profiles

View individual state profiles on states’ school improvement policies by selecting a state below, or view 50-State Comparisons on each data point.


  September 21, 2022

  Individual State Profile




State Policies to Support Student-Centered Learning

There is growing interest in student-centered learning as a model to better support individual learners. In recent years, state policymakers have pursued multiple approaches to implement this instructional model, but…


  July 11, 2022

  Policy Report


  AR, CO, ID, IL, KY, NC, ND, NH, RI, SC, UT, WA, WY

  Accountability, Assessment, Governance, Standards & Curriculum, Students & Families, Teachers & Leaders