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State Information Request: Establishing a Statewide Longitudinal Data System

A state policy advisor asked for information about state approaches to the establishment and ongoing success of a statewide longitudinal data system (SLDS). Our response provides a brief overview of how states establish their statewide longitudinal data systems and a few state examples of how these systems can be effectively used. To provide timely assistance to our constituents, State Information Requests are typically completed in 48 hours. They reflect an issue scan versus a comprehensive analysis.


Sept. 4, 2019


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