State Longitudinal Data Systems
The National Center for Education Statistics oversees the Statewide Longitudinal Data Systems (SLDS) Grant Program. This program manages K12 and P-20W (early learning through the workforce) longitudinal data systems.
Micro-level data on individual student records are available.
SLDS provides grants for states and in return manages a central repository of the reported annual and final reports. Fourteen states participated in the first year (2005); this number was up to 20 in 2010.
SLDS is intended for states, districts, schools, educators, and other stakeholders to make informed decisions about student learning and education outcomes.
State are eligible to apply for grants annually.
SLDS awards competitive, cooperative agreement grants to states. In return for the award, the state is required to submit annual and final reports on the development and implementation of their system.
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