Data-driven decision making

National Education Groups Issue Principles to Guide the Use and Protection of Student Data

Washington, DC (March 10, 2015) – The Consortium for School Networking (CoSN) and the Data Quality Campaign (DQC), along with 32 leading national education organizations representing parents, teachers, principals, superintendents, state boards of education, chief technology officers and many others, today released 10 principles for protecting and guiding the use of the personal information of America’s students.

CoSN: E-rate Modernization Requires ‘Long-Term, Sufficient’ Funding

Join CoSN's Google Hangouts On Air Series: Districts Share Data Insights

District and school leaders are increasingly aware of the need to make classroom-level data available, usable, and relevant to inform and improve instructional practices. Data solutions such as student information systems, learning management systems, data warehouses, and instructional improvement systems are often viewed as the tools to provide the identified data and information elements and to generate the reports and analysis.

Closing the Gap: Using Student Data to Improve Teaching

WASHINGTON, DC (January 3, 2013) – In collaboration with the American Association of School Administrators (AASA) and the Consortium for School Networking (CoSN), Gartner, Inc. has developed a collection of tools to help schools and districts nationwide use student data to strengthen teaching and learning in the classroom. 

CoSN and AASA Announce Free Google Hangouts and Webinars for Educational Leaders on Using Data to Inform Instruction

Washington, DC (August 26, 2013) – The Consortium for School Networking (CoSN) and AASA, The School Superintendents Association, announced plans today to offer educators a suite of free online professional development sessions this fall. Included in the offerings are a four-part Google Hangout On Air series and a two-part webinar series, which demonstrate how educators are using data to inform instruction and improve student achievement.