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Principles of Evidence-Based Policymaking
This brief describes four principles of evidence-based policymaking that policymakers, agency heads, and other public leaders can use to improve results in the public sector. These principles represent the consensus of ...
A Legislator's Guide to Workforce Data
It's estimated that 65 percent of jobs will require postsecondary education by 2020. However, as the cost of college continues to rise and student debt burdens more and more Americans, many students as well as adults and ...
Building Effective Data Strategies in Career and Technical Education
Career and technical education (CTE) programs (programs that teach students specific workplace skills aligned with the labor market) may track data for lots of different reasons: to comply with funding requirements, to ...
Statewide Longitudinal Data Systems (SLDS) Survey Analysis: Descriptive Statistics
Statewide Longitudinal Data Systems grant-funded projects represent one of the most developed and systemic K-12 education data projects in U.S. history. This report reviews what types of K-12 data elements are included in ...
This is the first in a series of papers about delivery-driven policy, which builds on the overarching concept of delivery-driven government with a focus on policymaking and advocacy. In it, Code for America explains the ...
Policy Analysis: Examining SLDS Development and Utility
As states tackle more complex policy issues spanning the entirety of the preschool through workforce (P20W) spectrum, the utilization and importance of data to inform education policy has increased. Longitudinal data plays ...
A Progress Report on States' Use of Data and Evidence
This resource is the transcription of edited excerpts of an interview with Jed Herrmann, vice president of state and federal policy implementation at Results for America about the latest State Standard of Excellence.
Invest in What Works State Standard of Excellence
The 2019 Invest in What Works State Standard of Excellence sets a national standard for how state governments can consistently and effectively use evidence and data in budget, policy, and management decisions to achieve ...