Other Resources for K-12

Strategies for Handling ‘Opt Out’

May 21, 2017 | National Center for Education Statistics

Strategies for Handling ‘Opt Out’

This brief provides an overview of the data collections and data uses that are often part of opt-out measures. It also examines strategies that states are developing to handle opt-out preferences in their SLDSs and ensure that data are properly managed.

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State Approaches to Engaging Local K12 Stakeholders

May 21, 2017 | National Center for Education Statistics

State Approaches to Engaging Local K12 Stakeholders

This SLDS Spotlight discusses the strategies used and lessons learned by Virginia, Oregon, Iowa, and Washington, DC through efforts to engage with stakeholders. These states offered insights for both engaging with and understanding the needs of districts and using that knowledge to create effective tools.

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Data Use Through Visualizations and Narratives

May 21, 2017 | National Center for Education Statistics

Data Use Through Visualizations and Narratives

In this Statewide Longitudinal Data Systems (SLDS) Spotlight, Georgia, Oregon, and Rhode Island share insights on developing resources and tools to create useful data visualizations and narratives, while training educators and others to use data effectively and creatively.

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SLDS IRB Requirement

May 21, 2017 | National Center for Education Statistics

SLDS IRB Requirement

Many states receiving fiscal year 2012 SLDS grants have been required to obtain an Institutional Review Board (IRB) review for their projects. In this webinar, Charles McGrew of the SLDS Grant Program and Philip Moberg of Northern Kentucky University discuss the purpose of an IRB review and how SLDS project leaders can approach the process. […]

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SLDS Data Use Standards – Standards in Practice

May 21, 2017 | National Center for Education Statistics

SLDS Data Use Standards – Standards in Practice

This resource is intended to inform pre- and in-service educator training programs. The language is purposefully nontechnical to make it accessible for educators.

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

May 21, 2017 | National Center for Education Statistics

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

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 […]

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Mitigating Data System Misconceptions

May 21, 2017 | National Center for Education Statistics

Mitigating Data System Misconceptions

At the March 2015 Best Practices Conference, SLDS and Workforce Data Quality Initiative grantees shared some common misconceptions heard from various stakeholders, including legislators, parents, privacy advocates, and educators. Despite the variability in factors such as states’ political environments, population size, and progress with their data systems, many common themes emerged. This document shares those […]

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Centralized vs. Federated: State Approaches to P-20W+ Data Systems Updated

May 20, 2017 | National Center for Education Statistics

Centralized vs. Federated: State Approaches to P-20W+ Data Systems Updated

This document is intended to help state agencies through the process of determining whether a centralized or federated model (or a hybrid approach) will best suit their environment and stakeholder needs. This issue brief addresses key questions that should be considered early in the development of a P-20W+ system and describes how federated and centralized […]

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