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Title: Traveling Through Time: The Forum Guide to Longitudinal Data Systems Book III: Effectively Managing LDS Data
Description: This document, Book Three of Four: Effectively Managing LDS Data, is the third installment of this Forum series of guides on longitudinal data systems (LDS). One goal of the Forum is to improve the quality of education data gathered for use by policymakers and program decisionmakers. An approach to furthering this goal has been to pool the collective experiences of Forum members to produce “best practice” guides in areas of high interest to those who collect, maintain, and use data about elementary and secondary education. Developing LDSs is one of those high-interest areas. These systems hold promise for enhancing both the way education agencies use data to serve students and the way they do business, from the policy level to the school office and into the classroom.
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Cover Date: January 2011
Web Release: February 7, 2011
Publication #: NFES 2011805
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Center/Program: NFES
Associated Centers: NCES
Type of Product: Guide
Survey/Program Areas: National Forum on Education Statistics (NFES)
Statewide Longitudinal Data Systems Grant Program (SLDS)
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