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Measuring and Evaluating Trends for Reliability, Integrity, and Continued Success (METRICS) Act of 2013

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1/3/2013--Introduced. Measuring and Evaluating Trends for Reliability, Integrity, and Continued Success (METRICS) Act of 2013 or the METRICS Act - Directs the Secretary of Education to award competitive grants to states, high-need local educational a...[more]

Sponsor

  • Rep. Rush Holt [D, NJ-12]

Sponsor: Rep. Rush Holt (D-NJ)

Summary:

  • Would direct the SecEd to award competitive grants to states, high-need local educational agencies (LEAs), or consortia of high-need LEAs that partner with external entities to improve access to, and the sharing and use of, education data to improve student outcomes.
  •  Would require states to use such grants to: (1) implement aligned statewide education longitudinal data systems; (2) define policies and procedures for the collection of, access to, and use of education data; (3) protect the privacy, security, and confidentiality of student and educator data; (4) link education data with workforce data; (5) match teachers with teacher preparation and certification information; (6) standardize education data through the use of openly developed common education data standards; and (7) meet federal reporting requirements.
  • High-need LEAs would be required to use such grants to develop and implement a comprehensive plan to: (1) provide interested parties and the public with access to student education data in a manner that ensures its integrity and respects student and educator privacy; (2) improve the ability of school leaders to use student data to improve schools and classroom instruction; and (3) improve the ability of teachers effectively to use student data through on-going, sustainable, and high-quality training.
 

Status:

1/3/13 – Introduced and referred to the Ed and Workforce Cmte.

4/23/13 – Referred to the Subcommittees on Early Childhood, Elementary, and Secondary Education and Higher Education and Workforce Training.