How Student Data is Used

What Parents Need to Know About Their Children’s School Data (U.S. Department of Education PTAC)

Type of UseExamples
AdministrativeStudent registration, Course scheduling, Guidance counseling, Attendance, School lunch programs, Busing services
InstructionalHomework assignments, Learning apps, Working collaboratively online, Engaging with teachers and classmates, Tailored course curricula, Support services, and Instructional tools
Assessment and MeasurementMeasuring the quality of education, Standardized tests, Course assessments, Reshaping Classroom materials, Measuring effectiveness of student learning
Optional and Non-EducationalSchool yearbooks, Class photos, PTA fundraising, School paraphernalia

Data Quality Campaign: Who Uses Student Data?