Data Advocate Makes TIME Magazine’s “12 Education Activists for 2012” List

Aimee Guidera, head of the Data Quality Campaign (DQC), was just named by TIME magazine as one of twelve education activists to watch in 2012. The DQC is a national organization dedicated to promoting the use of high-quality education data to improve student achievement. The group helps states implement “longitudinal data systems” that track student test scores from pre-K to college. These systems provide a wealth of information that guides the state’s decision-making process and education goals.

TIME anticipates that 2012 will be a big year for Guidera and the DQC. This year, the group plans to ramp up its efforts to tie state decision-making to longitudinal data, and it will also work to align participating state’s data collection to the Common Core State Standards.

Click here to read more about the Data Quality Campaign, and here to see how Alabama’s longitudinal data system ranks in comparison to the rest of the nation.