WHO MEASURES UP?: Today, the Data Quality Campaign released its "Data for Action: 2013" survey results, cataloguing an analysis of K-12 student data acquisition and privacy across the United States. At the top of the "success list" sit Arkansas and Delaware, who have achieved all of DQC's ten "State Actions" (a list that includes "Promote strategies to raise awareness of available data").
At the bottom of the list is California, who was the only state to opt out of the survey entirely. Paige Kowalski, Director of DCQ's State Policy and Advocacy, reports that California has opted out for the last three years in a row, likely due to the state's "interesting data history" and "turning down of federal dollars for data reporting." As to whether California will ever participate, Kowalski said that she, "doesn't foresee Governor Brown changing his mind."