CCSSO Board President Testifies on the Importance of Data, Research and Privacy

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Washington, D.C. (January 30, 2018) – CCSSO Board President and Mississippi Superintendent Carey Wright is testifying before the U.S. House Education and the Workforce Committee this morning on the importance of data and evidence-based research. The hearing will focus on Protecting Privacy, Promoting Policy: Evidence-Based Policymaking and the Future of Education” and is streamed live online here.

“Mississippi has built a strong foundation for its public education system that includes rigorous academic standards for all students, aligned assessments to evaluate student achievement and an accountability model that clearly measures the performance of our schools and districts. We use data and evidence-based research in every part of our work because we know that high-quality data is necessary to provide the insights and understanding education leaders need to make the best decisions for students,” Dr. Wright said in her prepared testimony.

In her testimony, Dr. Wright also will stress the importance of ensuring the safety and security of data.

Download Dr. Wright’s full written remarks here.

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The Council of Chief State School Officers (CCSSO) is a nonpartisan, nationwide, nonprofit organization of public officials who head departments of elementary and secondary education in the states, the District of Columbia, the Department of Defense Education Activity, and five U.S. extra-state jurisdictions. CCSSO provides leadership, advocacy, and technical assistance on major educational issues. The Council seeks member consensus on major educational issues and expresses their views to civic and professional organizations, federal agencies, Congress, and the public.

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