Gaps in State Longitudinal Data Systems

Gaps in State Longitudinal Data Systems
Gaps in State Longitudinal Data Systems

Posted: 17 Aug 2016 01:28 AM PDT

State longitudinal data systems are an important way for your state to know how students are progressing through education and into the workforce. However, information gaps reduce the effectiveness of these tools.

MissingSLDSA new infographic from PostSecData, an initiative of the Institute for Higher Education Policy, partnered with the Workforce Data Quality Campaign (WDQC) and the State Higher Education Executive Officers Association, shows the gaps in most state longitudinal data systems. Data is missing or incomplete for such key elements as:

  • Noncredit community college training
  • Industry certifications
  • Apprenticeships
  • Employee occupation
  • Employee full-time/part-time status

Filling these gaps is the aim of such initiatives as the WDQC (ACTE is a partner in both PostSecData and the WDQC). In addition, ACTE is working to be part of the solution through our project to help states access data held by industry certification organizations.

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