Skip Navigation


The members of the Longitudinal Data Systems Task Force of the National Forum on Education Statistics would like to thank everyone who reviewed drafts of this document or otherwise contributed to its development. This includes the Forum Steering Committee and Technology (TECH) Committee and the members of the National Forum on Education Statistics. The Task Force wishes to specifically acknowledge the contributions of

Lee Hoffman
formerly of the National Center for Education Statistics

Maureen Matthews
Council of Chief State School Officers

Beth Juillerat and Marsha Ward
Ohio Department of Education

Susan VanGorden
Lakota Local School District, Ohio

Mark Russell
formerly of the Idaho State Department of Education

Kathy Gosa and Ted Carter
Kansas State Department of Education

Khaled Falah and Tom Cosgrove
formerly of the Washington, DC Office of the State Superintendent of Education

Robert McGlaughlin
New Hampshire Department of Education

The Task Force also thanks eScholar and several of its clients (Pennsylvania Department of Education, Nebraska Department of Education, and New Mexico Public Education Department) for their insights and suggestions to improve this product. Frances Erlebacher provided overall editing and the Creative Shop formatted and designed this publication.