Data Systems

Longitudinal data can play a vital role in addressing complex policy issues across the preschool through workforce spectrum. By incorporating new data sources, embracing new technologies and reaching new audiences, data systems are becoming more powerful tools for diagnosing and addressing learners’ diverse and changing needs. As education data become more varied and complex, so do the challenges of protecting students’ privacy. These resources outline how states are developing safe and sound data systems — and using that data to create actionable steps to improve educational opportunities for students. 


50-State Comparisons

How all states approach policies concerning statewide longitudinal data systems. 


Policy Reports

Relevant context and state policy examples concerning data infrastructures and privacy. 

Blog Posts

Legislative trends and other news with implications for data collection and reporting. 

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Learn more from states that aim to balance safety and student privacy.

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This blog series explores practical uses of data in education.

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State Information Requests

Brief issue scans, typically provided within 48 hours, related to data collection, reporting and privacy. 

Governance of and Funding for Statewide Longitudinal Data Systems
Establishing a Statewide Longitudinal Data System

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