The Data Quality Campaign (DQC) is a national, collaborative effort to encourage and support state policymakers to:
* improve the collection, availability, and use of high-quality education data, and
* implement state longitudinal data systems to improve student achievement.
The campaign aims to provide tools and resources that will assist states in their development of quality longitudinal data systems, while also providing a national forum for reducing duplication of effort and promoting greater coordination and consensus among the organizations focusing on improving data quality, access, and use.
There are 14 managing partners who oversee the goals, direction, and activities of the DQC. Because so many other organizations have expressed an interest in supporting and participating in the campaign, we created a forum for endorsing partners: non-profit organizations who agree to promote greater coordination and consensus among the organizations focusing on improving data quality, access, and use.
The DQC was created in 2005, with support from The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, as a way for many organizations who were working on separate but similar campaigns regarding educational data systems to come together to ensure coordinated and unduplicated efforts towards reaching their common goals. The mission is to provide support for and advocacy on behalf of organizations that create, collect, and use education data in an effort to improve student achievement.
More information about the campaign can be found on the Data Quality Campaign website.