Creating a Longitudinal Data System: Using Data to Improve Student Achievement

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Creating a Longitudinal Data System: Using Data to Improve Student Achievement

Policymakers and educators need longitudinal data systems capable of providing timely, valid and relevant data. Access to this data gives teachers the information they need to tailor instruction to help each student improve, gives administrators the resources and information to effectively and efficiently manage, and enables policymakers to evaluate which policy initiatives show the best evidence of increasing student achievement. Creating a Longitudinal Data System: Using Data to Improve Student Achievement explains the ten essential elements and policy benefits of state longitudinal data.