DATA TRENDS & USE
Data Trends & Use
Explore these resources for academic, social, and other trends related to all students, both in general and within different populations. You will also find guidance on how to use data to inform decision-making in schools and districts.
Chronic Absenteeism in the Nation's Schools
This report shares and contextualizes data related to chronic absenteeism.
Restorative Justice in U.S. Schools: Summary Findings from Interviews with Experts
This report summarizes interviews with 43 Restorative Justice experts. Through these interviews and a literature review, this report attempts to describe the current implementation and practice of Restorative Justice in schools and suggests areas for future work in the field.
What Works Clearinghouse
The goal of the WWC is to be a resource for informed education decision making. To reach this goal, the WWC identifies studies that provide credible and reliable evidence of the effectiveness of a given practice, program, or policy (referred to as “interventions”), and disseminates summary information and free reports on the WWC website. With over 700 publications available and more than 10,500 reviewed studies in the online searchable database, the WWC aims to inform researchers, educators, and policymakers as they work toward improving education for students.
National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP)
The National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP) is the largest nationally representative and continuing assessment of what America's students know and can do in various subject areas.
Michigan School Data
MI School Data is the State of Michigan's official public portal for education data to help citizens, educators and policy makers make informed decisions that can lead to improved success for our students. The site offers multiple levels and views for statewide, intermediate school district, district, school, and college level information. Data are presented in graphs, charts, trend lines and downloadable spreadsheets to support meaningful evaluation and decision making.
Betraying the College Dream: How Disconnected K-12 and Postsecondary Education Systems Undermine Student Aspirations
This study from the Stanford Institute for Higher Education Research found that the overwhelming majority (80%) of Hispanic and African American students surveyed planned to pursue some kind of post-secondary education, but misaligned K-16 systems are putting up barriers to college access. Furthermore, high school assessments do not measure the same skills and knowledge that colleges require for entry. Compounding these problems is the fact that state longitudinal data systems are not sophisticated enough to track students throughout the K-16 pipeline, and students and parents are given mixed and often contradictory information on post-secondary options. The report also includes recommendations for making college access more equitable.