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Creating Longitudinal Data Systems: Lessons Learned by Leading States - To help states accelerate progress toward building and maintaining sophisticated education data systems, the Data Quality Campaign (DQC) examined four diverse, leading states -- Florida, Utah, Virginia and Wisconsin. The goal was to better understand how these states went about designing their data systems, what it cost to create them, what immediate and tangible results were achieved, and what “lessons learned” could be shared with other states. The lessons learned fell into four basic categories: lay the groundwork, design the system, build and maintain a longitudinal data system, ensure the accuracy and integrity of data and promote use of data system and be flexible about changes. (Nancy J. Smith and Jane Armstrong, Data Quality Campaign, October 2006)...

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