Saying Yes to State Longitudinal Data Systems
National Skills Coalition
State longitudinal data systems match information about K-12 education, higher education, training, and employment to help stakeholders better understand how education and workforce training programs are preparing students to succeed in the workforce. They can be used to fulfill reporting requirements or to answer research questions of importance to state policymakers. They can also help institutions improve their programs, and assist students in making informed decisions about their education and training options.