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

Description

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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