For: Community Partners, Parents

Resource Type(s): Measures for High Quality STEM, Publication

Grade Band: Elementary, High School, Middle School

Subject(s): All Subjects

Everyone deserves to know how their public schools are doing, and states are responsible for creating that clear picture.

In summer 2016, the Data Quality Campaign set out to discover what information can easily be found on report cards from all 50 states and DC, and whether it was understandable to a broad public audience. From a simple internet search, the campaign explored whether this information is accessible to parents, educators, and members of the community—not whether information exists buried under many pages of a website. The findings show that while all states create annual aggregate report cards for the public, these reports are often difficult to find and understand. As a result, people can’t find information they need.

Show Me the Data provides analysis of these state report cards so that this essential information is available for public viewing.

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