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Wednesday, November 02, 2016

The Education Commission of States Releases Report on SLDS Policies

On October 17, the Education Commission of the States (ECS) released "50-State Comparison: Statewide Longitudinal Data Systems" that looks at the current landscape of state policies surrounding statewide longitudinal data systems in all 50 states and Washington, DC. The report looks at the four "core agencies" within statewide longitudinal data systems: Early Learning, K-12, Postsecondary, and Workforce. For its study, the ECS defined an SLDS as "one with formal connections across two or more of these core agencies." The findings of the report show that all 50 states and DC have the ability to connect data between systems and that 38 states and DC currently do connect data between at least two core agencies. Please find more information here.