State Analysis by Essential Element

The 10 Essential Elements of Statewide Longitudinal Data Systems, along with the 10 State Actions, provide a roadmap for state policymakers to create a culture in which quality data are not only collected but also used to increase student achievement. From 2005 to 2011 DQC measured states’ progress toward implementing the 10 Essential Elements of Statewide Longitudinal Data Systems.

In September 2009 every state committed to implement the 12 America COMPETES Elements—which include DQC's 10 Essential Elements—and to publicly report this information. As a result, states are now reporting the status of their ability to collect this information to the US Department of Education,* and DQC will use those reports as its primary source of information about states' progress building state longitudinal data systems.

*NOTE: States are reporting on their ability to collect student-level information and do not report any student-level data to the federal government.

*NOTE: The number of states reported includes the 50 states, the District of Columbia, and Puerto Rico.

Number of Elements Implemented

0
1-3
4-5
6-7
8-9
10
2005
2006
2007
2008
2009
2010
2011

Number of States With Each Element

  • 50
  • 40
  • 30
  • 20
  • 10
  • 0
  • 2005 2011
    Element 1
  • 2005 2011
    Element 2
  • 2005 2011
    Element 3
  • 2005 2011
    Element 4
  • 2005 2011
    Element 5
  • 2005 2011
    Element 6
  • 2005 2011
    Element 7
  • 2005 2011
    Element 8
  • 2005 2011
    Element 9
  • 2005 2011
    Element 10

Resources

  • Driving Toward Greater Post-Secondary Attainment Using Data Read More.
    July 22, 2015

  • What Is Student Data? Read More.
    July 8, 2015

  • VIDEO: What Is Student Data? Read More.
    July 8, 2015

Blog

  • Information is Power Read More.
    August 25, 2015

  • Community Conversations on Student Data Privacy & Education Improvement Read More.
    August 20, 2015

  • Credit where It’s Due: Recognizing Progress on Student Data Privacy Read More.
    August 17, 2015