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ERIC Number: ED544712
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2008-Nov
Pages: 13
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: N/A
Louisiana Case Study: Building a Student-Level Longitudinal Data System
Kugle, Cherry; Smith, Nancy
Data Quality Campaign
The Data Quality Campaign is a national, collaborative effort to encourage and support state policymakers to improve the collection, availability and use of high-quality education data and to implement state longitudinal data systems to improve student achievement. The campaign aims to provide tools and resources that will assist state development of quality longitudinal data systems, while also providing a national forum for reducing duplication of effort and promoting greater coordination and consensus among the organizations focusing on improving data quality, access and use. To these ends, site visits were conducted in the summer of 2008 to state education agencies (SEAs) to gather information on their experiences in developing statewide longitudinal data systems, with an emphasis on connecting to higher education data systems. This document covers the following topic areas as they relate to Louisiana's longitudinal data system: (1) Major Data Collection Systems; (2) Connection to Higher Education; (3) The Importance of Collecting Social Security Numbers; (4) Implementation Issues; (5) Costs; (6) Data Quality; (7) Data Use; (8) Lessons Learned; and (9) Future Plans. An appendix presents: Louisiana Department of Education Security Measures and Guidelines for Protecting Social Security Numbers.
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Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education; Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation
Authoring Institution: Data Quality Campaign
Identifiers - Location: Louisiana