State Longitudinal Data Systems: How was the SLDS established?

State Longitudinal Data Systems: How was the SLDS established?

October 2016

States have created their Statewide Longitudinal Data Systems through a variety of means. The main methods Education Commission of the States examined are: statute/legislation, executive order, Memorandums of Understanding (MOUs) between agencies, and Federal SLDS grants. Education Commission of the States attempted to identify the primary method of establishment. However, in some cases, states created their data systems using more than one of these approaches. In other cases, state agencies had been sharing data informally even before one of these methods was used.

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Description Citation
Alabama N/A N/A
Alaska Executive Order Administrative Order No. 261, 2011
Arizona Statute/Legislation Ariz. Rev. Stat. § 15-249
Arkansas Federal SLDS Grant AR SLDS Grants
California N/A N/A
Colorado N/A N/A
Connecticut Statute/Legislation Conn. Gen. Stat. § 163-10-10a
Delaware Statute/Legislation Del. Code tit. 14, § 121a
District of Columbia Statute/Legislation D.C. Code § 38-2609
Florida Statute/Legislation Fla. Stat. § 1008.385
Georgia Federal SLDS Grant GA SLDS Grants
Hawaii MOUs Between Agencies No link
Idaho Federal SLDS Grant ID SLDS Grants
Illinois Statute/Legislation 105 Ill. Comp. Stat. § 13
Indiana Statute/Legislation Ind. Code § 22-4.5-10-3
Iowa Federal SLDS Grant IA SLDS Grants
Kansas Federal SLDS Grant KS SLDS Grants
Kentucky Statute/Legislation Ky. Rev. Stat. Ann. § 151B.132
Louisiana Federal SLDS Grant LA SLDS Grants
Maine Federal SLDS Grant ME SLDS Grants
Maryland Statute/Legislation Md. Code, Com. Law § 190-24-701
Massachusetts Federal SLDS Grant MA SLDS Grants
Michigan Executive Order Executive Order No. 2010-15
Minnesota Federal SLDS Grant MN SLDS Grants
Mississippi Statute/Legislation Miss. Code Ann. § 37-154-1
Missouri Federal SLDS Grant MO SLDS Grants
Montana N/A N/A
Nebraska MOUs Between Agencies MOU
Nevada Federal SLDS Grant NV SLDS Grants
New Hampshire N/A N/A
New Jersey N/A N/A
New Mexico N/A N/A
New York Federal SLDS Grant NY SLDS Grants
North Carolina Federal SLDS Grant NC SLDS Grants
North Dakota Statute/Legislation N.D. Cent. Code § 54-59-33 - 54-59-38
Ohio Statute/Legislation Ohio Rev. Code § 3301.94
Oklahoma N/A N/A
Oregon N/A N/A
Pennsylvania N/A N/A
Rhode Island Federal SLDS Grant RI SLDS Grants
South Carolina N/A N/A
South Dakota N/A N/A
Tennessee MOUs Between Agencies MOU
Texas Statute/Legislation Tex. Edu. Code § 61.076
Utah Federal SLDS Grant UT SLDS Grants
Vermont Federal SLDS Grant VT SLDS Grants
Virginia Federal SLDS Grant VA SLDS Grants
Washington Statute/Legislation Wash. Rev. Code § 43.41.400
West Virginia Federal SLDS Grant W. Va. Code § 18B-1D-10
Wisconsin Statute/Legislation Wis. Stat. § 115.297
Wyoming N/A N/A

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