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Survey names Colorado, Washington among top data-driven states

October 4, 2019

State governments are using data-driven analysis to make decisions more often than ever before, according to a survey released on Friday by the nonprofit organization Results for America.

The group, which collaborated with Bloomberg Philanthropies in 2015 to create the What Works Cities initiative, found 125 examples of states using data and evidence to enact policies and programs across 33 state governments this year. The survey, called the 2019 Invest in What Works State Standard of Excellence, found that education agencies increased their use of data-driven decision making by 300 percent since 2018. Workforce agencies increased their use 400 percent.

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