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The Statewide Longitudinal Data Systems Grant Program offers a variety of support resources (1.36 MB) . These support resources, described briefly below, are designed to help education agencies with a variety of issues related to longitudinal data systems, including assessment issues, data governance, interoperability, data sharing, teacher–student linkages, external evaluations, and research.

Request Support Resources: States needing help in specific areas can request support resources from NCES. Contact Kristen King or your SLDS program officer for more information.

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Best Practices GuidesBest Practices Guides provide lessons learned and targeted strategies to help states overcome common obstacles to creating a high-quality SLDS.

Webinar Presentations

SLDS Webinar PresentationsSLDS Webinar Presentations provide states a forum to demonstrate SLDS projects, share new SLDS platforms, and discuss major issues affecting system development and use.

State Support Team

State Support TeamSST members assist states with technical design, stakeholder communication, project management, data governance, early childhood initiatives, K12 systems, postsecondary systems, workforce data, and other areas critical to SLDS development.

Personnel Exchange Network

Personnel Exchange NetworkThe Personnel Exchange Network (PEN) provides grantee states and non–grantee states the opportunity to visit another SEA to better understand education data collection, abuse, and use.

Effective Practices Conferences

Effective Practices ConferencesThe Effective Practices Conferences provide venues for state and district staffs to share effective practices and lessons learned, while engaging with colleagues.

SLDS Listserv

SLDS ListservA listserv is available for SLDS grantees to ask other grantees questions to learn how others have dealt with various issues like writing RFPs and data sharing agreements.



Additional resources for SLDS grantees.