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ERIC Number: ED565705
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2012-Apr
Pages: 4
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: N/A
Development and Use of Early Warning Systems. SLDS Spotlight
Curtin, Jenny; Hurwitch, Bill; Olson, Tom
National Center for Education Statistics
An early warning system is a data-based tool that helps predict which students are on the right path towards eventual graduation or other grade-appropriate goals. Through such systems, stakeholders at the school and district levels can view data from a wide range of perspectives and gain a deeper understanding of student data. This "Statewide Longitudinal Data Systems" (SLDS) Spotlight takes a look at some of the early warning system development and expansion work going on in Massachusetts, Maine, and South Carolina. It discusses some of the benefits of using an early warning system and offers tips on the development of this type of system. The content of this brief was derived from an SLDS monthly topical webinar that took place on January 27, 2012.
National Center for Education Statistics. Available from: ED Pubs. P.O. Box 1398, Jessup, MD 20794-1398. Tel: 877-433-7827; Web site:
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Grade 8; Junior High Schools; Middle Schools; Elementary Education; Secondary Education; Elementary Secondary Education; Two Year Colleges; Higher Education; Postsecondary Education; High Schools
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: National Center for Education Statistics (ED)
Identifiers - Location: Maine; Massachusetts; South Carolina
Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: Massachusetts Comprehensive Assessment System
IES Funded: Yes
IES Cited: ED552306