Mississippi’s Approach to Building a P-20W Data Model: SLDS Spotlight

Organization: National Center for Education Statistics
Published: January 1, 2012

Nationwide, states are expanding K12 education data collection to include pre-kindergarten through higher education and workforce data, known as P-20W data. The state of Mississippi developed a P-20W data model to guide the development of an SLDS. In an SLDS Grant Program webinar, representatives from Mississippi State University’s National Strategic Planning and Analysis Research Center (nSPARC) outlined a process for building a data model that integrates P-20W data for the purpose of tracking education outcomes.