ATLANTA – Georgia is being hailed as a national leader in collecting long-term student achievement data and making it accessible to schools and parents.
A report released by the Data Quality Campaign on Thursday shows that Georgia’s year-old student information system – called the Tunnel – puts the state among just a handful that are using data to improve teaching and tell parents how their children are doing.
Still, the report found some problems with Georgia’s information system. The state doesn’t share the data it collects with teacher preparation programs in the state to help them improve their curriculum.
And the state doesn’t require teachers and principals to get training in how to use the data system.
The Washington, D.C.-based Data Quality Campaign was founded in 2005 by 14 other education organizations.