IHEP is a partner of the Data Quality Campaign (DQC), a nonprofit, nonpartisan, national advocacy organization based in Washington, DC. DQC was launched in 2005 by 10 founding partners, and it now leads a partnership of nearly 100 organizations committed to realizing the vision of an education system in which all stakeholders—from parents to policymakers—are empowered with high-quality data from the early childhood, K–12, postsecondary, and workforce systems to make decisions that ensure every student graduates high school prepared for success in college and the workplace.
DQC supports state policymakers and other key leaders to promote the effective use of data to improve student achievement. DQC provides a national forum to facilitate conversations about how to make data integral to education policy through a three-part approach: advocating, assisting, and leading. They advocate because they believe that by being empowered with education data, stakeholders are better poised to improve system performance, increase transparency, and most importantly improve student achievement.