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DQC 10 Essential Elements of a State Longitudinal Data System (dqcElements)


The ten essential elements identified by the Data Quality Campaign (DQC) of a state longitudinal data system.

Data Set Items

    A State Data Audit System - A state data audit system assessing data quality, validity and reliability

Ability to Match Student-Level P-12 and Higher Education Data - The ability to match student records between the P-12 and higher education systems

Information on Untested Students - Information on untested students and the reasons they were not tested

Statewide Student Identifier - A unique statewide student identifier that connects student data across key databases across years

Statewide Teacher Identifier with a Teacher-Student Match - A teacher identifier system with the ability to match teachers to students

Student-Level Course Completion (Transcript) Data - Student-level transcript information, including information on courses completed and grades earned

Student-Level Enrollment Data - Student-level enrollment, demographic and program participation information

Student-Level Graduation and Dropout Data - Student-level graduation and dropout data

Student-Level SAT, ACT, and Advanced Placement Exam Data - Student-level college readiness test scores

Student-Level Test Data - The ability to match individual students' test records from year to year to measure academic growth

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