P-20 Data Systems

Spot longitudinal trends in student learning. Connect and aggregate disparate data. Empower stakeholders to improve education.

How SAS Supports P-20 Data Systems

SAS provides software and services for creating a robust and modernized statewide longitudinal data system (SLDS) to help education leaders move from assumption-based decisions to data-driven decisions informed by analytic insight.

Data integration

  • Combine multiple sources of disparate data across early childhood, K-12, postsecondary and workforce.
  • Ensure data security with a solution designed for privacy and compliance.
  • Automate data quality with embedded business rules.
  • Use data models aligned to the Common Education Data Standards, Ed-Fi and SIF data standards.

Analytic insights

  • Explore student-level data and predict trends over time.
  • Create the foundation for analytically informed decision making.
  • Perform simulations and scenario analyses to demonstrate the potential impacts of decisions.

Dynamic visualizations

  • Evolve from flat, static files to dynamic visualizations.
  • Provide users with displays that help stakeholders understand data more easily.
  • Display data in multiple formats.
  • Create interactive visualizations based on best practices and the ability to meet the needs of different audiences

Why do education leaders choose SAS for P-20 data systems?

SAS helps state education agencies connect and see student-level data over time. This aggregate data can be used to spot trends for improving education systems. The solution identifies highly successful programs that support student achievement and highlights opportunities for improvement, such as common equity challenges.

Create momentum

Demonstrate the need for desired policies and the progress of reforms.

Empower constituents

Help policymakers, parents and education leaders make data-informed decisions.

Generate insights

Identify successful programs that support student achievement.

Facilitate research

Provide data for further investigation to help close achievement gaps.

Identify outcomes

Highlight return on education program investments.

Answer questions

Address issues critical to understanding your state’s future education and workforce needs.

Customer Success in K-12 Education

Working Smarter With SAS®

  • Minnesota Department of Education

    Exploring COVID-19's effects on pre-K to workforce journey

    Minnesota's longitudinal data system integrates early childhood education, K-12, postsecondary and workforce data to create a panoramic view of education outcomes. The state's leaders and educators are using it to understand the pandemic's effects, from pre-K to workforce.

  • Michigan Department of Education

    Getting food benefits to children in need during COVID-19

    Thanks to the Michigan Department of Education's Center for Educational Performance and Information (CEPI), Michigan was able to distribute benefits to more than 900,000 families by May. Built using SAS software, CEPI collects student educational data from school districts in an SLDS.

  • North Carolina Department of Public Instruction

    Providing parents, educators, state leaders, researchers and others with important information about school and district-level data

    North Carolina's School Report Cards, which are created and hosted by SAS, provide details on student performance and academic growth, school and student characteristics and much more for all North Carolina public schools, including charter and alternative schools. A user-friendly dashboard meets the needs of all users.

  • Florida Department of Education (FLDOE)

    Modernizing systems, increasing reporting accuracy and improving stakeholder experience

    SAS is helping the Florida Department of Education create a persistent statewide unique identifier and longitudinal view of students and staff across colleges, K-12, and other sources and systems.