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- Data What the Research Says What Does 'Evidence-Based' Mean? A Study Finds Wide Variation.Fewer than 1 in 3 education interventions get consistent judgments on their evidence base from reviewers.Data 'Hidden Homeless': A Key Measure of Homelessness Excludes Most StudentsFederal agencies differ in how they measure homelessness—and many vulnerable students are left out.Data What Superintendents Say They Need More of to Help Them Manage Districts98% of those surveyed said better data would make them more comfortable making decisions.SponsorThis content is provided by our sponsor. It is not written by and does not necessarily reflect the views of Education Week's editorial staff.School systems face a common problem – how to use available data to make informed decisions and equip educators with that data promptlyData Opinion Standardized Tests Aren't the Only Meaningful Data on Student Achievement"Street data" may be a better pathway to education equity. Here's what that means.Data Opinion Nobel Economist Finds Stunning Student Gains in Standardized-Instruction Model Used AbroadThe highly standardized, for-profit model poses interesting questions at home, even in the face of demonstrable results overseas.SponsorThis content is provided by our sponsor. It is not written by and does not necessarily reflect the views of Education Week's editorial staff.There is a new paradigm shift in K-12 education. Technology and data have leapt forward, advancing in ways that allow educators to better support students while also maximizing their most precious resource – time. TheData Opinion How to Start Using Data to Achieve Equity for StudentsSchools are awash with data but rarely do anything with it. One district started out by limiting the tools it uses.SponsorThis content is provided by our sponsor. It is not written by and does not necessarily reflect the views of Education Week's editorial staff.By now, you’ve started the new school year and begun gathering new academic data on your learners from interim, summative, and perhaps even social and emotional learning (SEL) assessment sources. These data points help youOverwhelmed by data? Learn how an integrated approach to data analytics can help.The world has changed during this time of pandemic learning, and there is a new challenge faced in education regarding how we effectively utilize the data now available to educators and leaders. In this sessionJoin us for this dynamic webinar as best-selling authors, Shane Safir and Jamila Dugan, lay out their transformational model—which will help you shift your focus from satellite-level data (like test scores and other metrics) toData Education Department to Expand Data Collection on COVID and SchoolsThe Education Department will expand the limited survey started last year to query about issues like learning loss and health precautions.