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ERIC Number: ED540260
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2012-Nov
Pages: 48
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 0
Strong Foundations: The State of State Postsecondary Data Systems--2012 Update on Data Sharing with K-12 and Labor
Garcia, Tanya I.; L'Orange, Hans Peter
State Higher Education Executive Officers
In 2010, the State Higher Education Executive Officers Association released the results of a national study of state level postsecondary student unit record (SUR) data systems in 44 states and the District of Columbia (D.C.). One section of the report, "Strong Foundations: The State of State Postsecondary Data Systems" (Garcia and L'Orange 2010), included information on the extent to which postsecondary coordinating and governing boards engage in a variety of data sharing practices with state agencies. This 2012 update focuses on those data sharing practices. In addition, the authors shed light on statewide, coordinated, multi-sector data sharing in which the postsecondary sector plays a role. Some states share data via a centralized state P-20 data system, but more states are "building" a federated data model that is more decentralized in nature. Regardless of the model used, there is a substantial and growing amount of statewide, coordinated multi-sector data sharing across the country, much of which likely has been influenced by the U.S. Department of Education Statewide Longitudinal Data Systems (SLDS) grant program. Appended are: (1) List of Respondents by State and Agency/Entity; (2) Data Collection Template; (3) Responses by Question; (4) History of Statewide Longitudinal Data Systems Awardees, FY2006-FY2012; and (5) Abbreviations Used for States with Multiple Agencies/Entities. (Contains 11 figures, 1 table, and 9 footnotes.)
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Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education; Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: State Higher Education Executive Officers