Capacity Enablers and Barriers for Learning Analytics: Implications for Policy and Practice

Organization: Alliance for Excellent Education
Published: June 1, 2014

Data dashboards are based on the idea that numerous individual performance indicators, such as academic achievement and leadership, correct the shortcomings of accountability systems that rely on a single test score or combine indicators into a difficult-to-interpret index.

The report offers policy recommendations to help states and districts to develop data dashboards that provide the right indicators for their students and teachers and set realistic goals once indicators are in place.