The following resources offer information that may be relevant to SPAC activities and broader performance accountability efforts in education.
The CTE Blueprint includes key changes from the current Perkins Act and highlights the administration's proposal for reauthorization that will usher in a new era of rigorous, relevant and results-driven CTE shaped by four core principles— Alignment, Collaboration, Accountability, and Innovation.
The Common Education Data Standards is a specified set of the most commonly used education data elements to support the effective exchange of data within and across states, as students transition between educational sectors and levels, and for federal reporting.
Following 18 months of intensive research, analysis and pilot testing, the American Association of Community Colleges (AACC) and its partners have developed the first-ever custom framework to measure how 2-year colleges perform in serving their more than 13 million students.
- VFA Metrics Manual (PDF, 459 KB)
Better decisions require better information. This principle lies at the heart of the Statewide Longitudinal Data Systems (SLDS) Grant Program. Through grants and a growing range of services and resources, the program has helped propel the successful design, development, implementation, and expansion of K12 and P-20W (early learning through the workforce) longitudinal data systems.
The Data Quality Campaign (DQC) is a national, collaborative effort to encourage and support state policymakers to improve the availability and use of high-quality education data to improve student achievement. The campaign will provide tools and resources that will help states implement and use longitudinal data systems.