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The UChicago Consortium, Network for College Success, and the To&Through Project’s new paper, Practice-Driven Data: Lessons from Chicago’s Approach to Research, Data, and Practice in Education, shares key lessons learned from Chicago’s approach to using data to foster ongoing improvement in students’ educational attainment.

The cover of the paper Practice Driven Data features three students in graduation caps and gowns.

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This paper is designed to share the lessons the UChicago Consortium, Network for College Success, and To&Through Project have learned about how, when, why, and under what conditions we have seen a practice-driven data approach support real and sustainable improvement. The paper aims to share these lessons with advocates, policymakers, district and school leaders, and school support organizations, both locally and nationally, so they can develop the conditions that will support effective data use in schools and school systems.