Reliable data use is key to improving student outcomes, and a new framework from the Institute for Higher Education Policy highlights some of the barriers states face as they attempt to use data effectively.
Accurately evaluating what works–and what doesn’t–to improve student progression through higher education requires the robust use of reliable data.
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States need better data to meet student expectations
States play a pivotal role in compiling and using data to empower student choice, spur continuous institutional and system improvement, and develop evidence-based solutions that promote college access and success for all students in their state. However, certain challenges have prevented states from fully leveraging education and workforce data.