Every US state faces challenges in its efforts to ensure the highest-quality education for students. To address these challenges, a growing number of states are establishing statewide longitudinal data systems (SLDSs), a data-rich system integrating relevant data about a student's education. This book provides the definitive roadmap for successful implementation and expansion of an SLDS.
Read Implement, Improve and Expand Your Statewide Longitudinal Data System for the ultimate guide to creating a culture of data as the necessary ideological shift to accompany statewide SLDS implementation, as well as for information on the current state of SLDSs nationwide; common challenges SLDSs face; best practices regarding data governance, standards, and privacy; key decisions for each state to make in designing its SLDS; the importance of sharing data with educators; and how the culture of data built around longitudinal data can solve many of the difficult problems plaguing our educational system.
Providing schools, administrators and educational agencies at all levels with better data and the power to use data for improvement, Implement, Improve and Expand Your Statewide Longitudinal Data System offers background and guidance for new SLDSs and serves as a resource for existing SLDSs aiming to enhance certain aspects of their systems.