October 15, 2020      4:46 PM
THECB ramps up progress on data use in education choices
Texas, despite almost three decades of data collection, has hardly made a foray into the complex data analysis being undertaken in other states
Texas’ obsession with the
collection of education data is decades old and legendary. Soon, that data
might prove to be a far smarter guide to college completion.
A total of $15 million
from the state’s federal CARES Act dollars has been carved out to
update the state’s infrastructure for educational data. Commissioner of Higher Education
and CEO of the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board Harrison
Keller told the Senate Higher Education Committee this week
that the proper use of data helps both the student in the short term and the
state in the long term.
By Kimberly Reeves