|Longitudinal Data Systems
||State Education Agencies and Partnerships
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Description of Fund
State Longitudinal Data Systems (SLDS) - $250 million. The ARRA directs this funding for administration by the Institute for Education Sciences. Up to $5 million of the funding may be used for state data coordinators and for awards to public or private agencies or organizations to improve data coordination (i.e. the State Education Data Center). Most of the funds are awarded competitively to state educational agencies to design, develop, and implement statewide longitudinal data systems to manage, analyze, disaggregate, and use individual student data. As described above, states that take fiscal stability funds must ensure their longitudinal data system includes the prescribed elements in the America COMPETES Act, including having linked P-16 systems; a teacher identification system that can be linked to students; college readiness test scores; postsecondary remedial course work data, and a data audit system.
Who is eligible?
State Education Agencies and Partnerships
State K-12 Education Agencies are the only agencies that can apply for the SLDS grant, but SEAs are strongly encouraged to work with other state agencies (early childhood, post secondary, workforce, etc.) to create an application worthy of funding based on the application’s requirements. Peer reviewers who are not NCES or USDoE staff are selected to evaluate and rate all complete and responsive SLDS applications. The SLDS project team does not evaluate and rate applications.
Guidance and Uses of Funds
- Once state guidance is provided, it will be posted here.
Allocations / Awards
- Recipients of SLDS awards will need to comply with all the reporting requirements of ARRA. The guidance will indicate the reporting requirements that are necessary.
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)
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