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Teacher-Student Data Link Working Group

Purpose: This working group developed the Forum Guide to the Teacher-Student Data Link: A Technical Implementation Resource to support local and state education agency staff in implementing the teacher-student data link (TSDL) and, as a result, in generating high-quality data for high-stakes decisionmaking. Informed by prior TSDL-related work, the guide introduces the TSDL and provides information on TSDL components, use cases, and strategies for overcoming implementation challenges, particularly at the local level.

Sherri Ballman, Princeton City Schools (OH)
John Brandt, Utah Department of Education
Kathy Gosa, Kansas State Department of Education
Eli Pristoop, Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation
Pat Sullivan, formerly of the Texas Education Agency
Christina Tydeman, Hawaii State Department of Education
Susan Williams, Virginia Department of Education
Christopher Woolard, Ohio Department of Education

Chair: Lee Rabbitt, Newport Public Schools (RI)

NCES Staff: Ghedam Bairu

Support: Jim Goodell and Abby Loughrey, QIP

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