Roadmap for K-12 and Postsecondary Data Linkages

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Roadmap for K-12 and Postsecondary Data Linkages

States rely on data from both the K–12 and postsecondary sectors to inform policy discussions; chart the progress of students, schools, districts, colleges, and the state; pinpoint best practices and areas of need; allocate scarce resources; and make other important education decisions every day. However, states need to securely link limited, but critical, K–12 and postsecondary data to ensure that high school graduates are ready for postsecondary education and to identify the K–12 practices and programs that best prepare students to succeed in college.