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Document Number: 7560

Critical Connections: Linking States' Unit Record Systems to Track Student Progress - Most students now attend multiple institutions in order to earn a degree and many cross state lines in doing so. As such, constructing a comprehensive picture of longitudinal enrollment behavior requires drawing data from multiple sources and housing these data in a secure environment capable of supporting sophisticated data analyses. This report examined the data contents of state-level student unit records (SURs) and determined that they have the capacity to support such an approach. (Peter Ewell and Marianne Boeke, National Center for Higher Education Management Systems, January 2007)...

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