State Longitudinal Data Systems - All State Profiles

State Longitudinal Data Systems - All State Profiles

October 2016


Metric Definitions

Core Agencies and Statewide Longitudinal Data Systems: We designated four state agencies as “core agencies” within Statewide Longitudinal Data Systems: Early Learning, K-12, Postsecondary, and Workforce. We then defined a Statewide Longitudinal Data System as one with formal connections across two or more of these core agencies. States were required to include at least two of these core agencies in their data systems to be designated as having established an SLDS. As such, the data systems that meet our definition might not always be those systems associated with the Federal SLDS grant program.

Centralized vs. Federated Systems: We classified state data systems that collect, retain, and maintain data from multiple agencies in a centralized warehouse as “centralized” systems, and state data systems where data from participating agencies were linked either temporarily or on an “as needed” basis only as “federated” systems.

Systems in Development: If a state’s SLDS is still in development, the state was not designated as having established an SLDS. However, we have made our best efforts to identify such states and designate them as being in the process of establishing an SLDS.

Please contact Zeke Perez Jr. zperez@ecs.org with questions on this issue.
 

Alabama
Description Citation
Did the state receive a Federal SLDS Grant? Years of the grant? No
Does the state have a Statewide Longitudinal Data System? What is the name of the SLDS? No
How was the SLDS established? N/A N/A
How are the connections structured? N/A
Which of the four core agencies (EL, K12, PS, WF) are included? N/A

Alaska
Description Citation
Did the state receive a Federal SLDS Grant? Years of the grant? Yes 2006, 2012
Does the state have a Statewide Longitudinal Data System? What is the name of the SLDS? Yes Alaska Navigator: Statewide Workforce and Education-Related Statistics
How was the SLDS established? Executive Order Administrative Order No. 261, 2011
How are the connections structured? Centralized
Which of the four core agencies (EL, K12, PS, WF) are included? K12, Postsecondary, Workforce

Arizona
Description Citation
Did the state receive a Federal SLDS Grant? Years of the grant? Yes 2007, 2012
Does the state have a Statewide Longitudinal Data System? What is the name of the SLDS? Yes Arizona Education Learning Accountability System
How was the SLDS established? Statute/Legislation Ariz. Rev. Stat. § 15-249
How are the connections structured? Centralized
Which of the four core agencies (EL, K12, PS, WF) are included? K-12, Postsecondary

Arkansas
Description Citation
Did the state receive a Federal SLDS Grant? Years of the grant? Yes 2006, 2009, 2009-ARRA
Does the state have a Statewide Longitudinal Data System? What is the name of the SLDS? Yes Arkansas Research Center
How was the SLDS established? Federal SLDS Grant AR SLDS Grants
How are the connections structured? Federated
Which of the four core agencies (EL, K12, PS, WF) are included? Early Learning, Postsecondary, Workforce
Notes The Arkansas Research Center has some historic K12 data. The Arkansas Department of Education houses the states K-12 data.

California
Description Citation
Did the state receive a Federal SLDS Grant? Years of the grant? Yes 2006, 2009
Does the state have a Statewide Longitudinal Data System? What is the name of the SLDS? No
How was the SLDS established? N/A N/A
How are the connections structured? N/A
Which of the four core agencies (EL, K12, PS, WF) are included? N/A

Colorado
Description Citation
Did the state receive a Federal SLDS Grant? Years of the grant? Yes 2007, 2009-ARRA
Does the state have a Statewide Longitudinal Data System? What is the name of the SLDS? No
How was the SLDS established? N/A N/A
How are the connections structured? N/A
Which of the four core agencies (EL, K12, PS, WF) are included? N/A
Notes P20W system in development.

Connecticut
Description Citation
Did the state receive a Federal SLDS Grant? Years of the grant? Yes 2006, 2009
Does the state have a Statewide Longitudinal Data System? What is the name of the SLDS? Yes Preschool through Twenty and Workforce Information Network
How was the SLDS established? Statute/Legislation Conn. Gen. Stat. § 163-10-10a
How are the connections structured? Federated
Which of the four core agencies (EL, K12, PS, WF) are included? Early Learning, K-12, Postsecondary, Workforce
Notes Also partially established through MOU’s between executive agencies.

Delaware
Description Citation
Did the state receive a Federal SLDS Grant? Years of the grant? Yes 2012
Does the state have a Statewide Longitudinal Data System? What is the name of the SLDS? Yes Education Insight Dashboard
How was the SLDS established? Statute/Legislation Del. Code tit. 14, § 121a
How are the connections structured? Centralized
Which of the four core agencies (EL, K12, PS, WF) are included? Early Learning, K-12, Postsecondary

District of Columbia
Description Citation
Did the state receive a Federal SLDS Grant? Years of the grant? Yes 2007, 2012
Does the state have a Statewide Longitudinal Data System? What is the name of the SLDS? Yes Statewide Longitudinal Education Data
How was the SLDS established? Statute/Legislation D.C. Code § 38-2609
How are the connections structured? Centralized
Which of the four core agencies (EL, K12, PS, WF) are included? Early Learning, K-12, Postsecondary, Workforce

Florida
Description Citation
Did the state receive a Federal SLDS Grant? Years of the grant? Yes 2006, 2009, 2009-ARRA
Does the state have a Statewide Longitudinal Data System? What is the name of the SLDS? Yes PK-20 Education Data Warehouse
How was the SLDS established? Statute/Legislation Fla. Stat. § 1008.385
How are the connections structured? Centralized
Which of the four core agencies (EL, K12, PS, WF) are included? Early Learning, K-12, Postsecondary, Workforce

Georgia
Description Citation
Did the state receive a Federal SLDS Grant? Years of the grant? Yes 2009
Does the state have a Statewide Longitudinal Data System? What is the name of the SLDS? Yes Georgia's Academic and Workforce Analysis and Research Data System
How was the SLDS established? Federal SLDS Grant GA SLDS Grants
How are the connections structured? Centralized
Which of the four core agencies (EL, K12, PS, WF) are included? Early Learning, K-12, Postsecondary, Workforce

Hawaii
Description Citation
Did the state receive a Federal SLDS Grant? Years of the grant? Yes 2009, 2012, 2015
Does the state have a Statewide Longitudinal Data System? What is the name of the SLDS? Yes Hawaii Data eXchange Partnership
How was the SLDS established? MOUs Between Agencies No link
How are the connections structured? Centralized
Which of the four core agencies (EL, K12, PS, WF) are included? K-12, Postsecondary, Workforce

Idaho
Description Citation
Did the state receive a Federal SLDS Grant? Years of the grant? Yes 2009, 2012
Does the state have a Statewide Longitudinal Data System? What is the name of the SLDS? Yes Educational Analytics System of Idaho
How was the SLDS established? Federal SLDS Grant ID SLDS Grants
How are the connections structured? Federated
Which of the four core agencies (EL, K12, PS, WF) are included? K-12, Postsecondary, Workforce

Illinois
Description Citation
Did the state receive a Federal SLDS Grant? Years of the grant? Yes 2009, 2009-ARRA, 2015
Does the state have a Statewide Longitudinal Data System? What is the name of the SLDS? Yes Illinois Longitudinal Data System
How was the SLDS established? Statute/Legislation 105 Ill. Comp. Stat. § 13
How are the connections structured? Federated
Which of the four core agencies (EL, K12, PS, WF) are included? Early Learning, K-12, Postsecondary, Workforce
Notes Also partially established through intergovernmental agreements.

Indiana
Description Citation
Did the state receive a Federal SLDS Grant? Years of the grant? Yes 2007, 2012
Does the state have a Statewide Longitudinal Data System? What is the name of the SLDS? Yes Indiana Network of Knowledge
How was the SLDS established? Statute/Legislation Ind. Code § 22-4.5-10-3
How are the connections structured? Centralized
Which of the four core agencies (EL, K12, PS, WF) are included? Early Learning, K-12, Postsecondary, Workforce

Iowa
Description Citation
Did the state receive a Federal SLDS Grant? Years of the grant? Yes 2009, 2012
Does the state have a Statewide Longitudinal Data System? What is the name of the SLDS? Yes EdInsight
How was the SLDS established? Federal SLDS Grant IA SLDS Grants
How are the connections structured? Federated
Which of the four core agencies (EL, K12, PS, WF) are included? K-12, Postsecondary

Kansas
Description Citation
Did the state receive a Federal SLDS Grant? Years of the grant? Yes 2007, 2009, 2009-ARRA
Does the state have a Statewide Longitudinal Data System? What is the name of the SLDS? Yes Kansas Student Statewide Longitudinal Data System
How was the SLDS established? Federal SLDS Grant KS SLDS Grants
How are the connections structured? Federated
Which of the four core agencies (EL, K12, PS, WF) are included? Early Learning, K-12, Postsecondary, Workforce
Notes No public-facing website for SLDS.

Kentucky
Description Citation
Did the state receive a Federal SLDS Grant? Years of the grant? Yes 2006, 2009, 2012, 2015
Does the state have a Statewide Longitudinal Data System? What is the name of the SLDS? Yes Kentucky Longitudinal Data System
How was the SLDS established? Statute/Legislation Ky. Rev. Stat. Ann. § 151B.132
How are the connections structured? Centralized
Which of the four core agencies (EL, K12, PS, WF) are included? Early Learning, K-12, Postsecondary, Workforce
Notes KCEWS began as a collaboration but was created through state legislation.

Louisiana
Description Citation
Did the state receive a Federal SLDS Grant? Years of the grant? Yes 2009
Does the state have a Statewide Longitudinal Data System? What is the name of the SLDS? Yes Workforce Longitudinal Data System
How was the SLDS established? Federal SLDS Grant LA SLDS Grants
How are the connections structured? Centralized
Which of the four core agencies (EL, K12, PS, WF) are included? Postsecondary, Workforce

Maine
Description Citation
Did the state receive a Federal SLDS Grant? Years of the grant? Yes 2007, 2009-ARRA
Does the state have a Statewide Longitudinal Data System? What is the name of the SLDS? Yes Maine Educational Data Warehouse
How was the SLDS established? Federal SLDS Grant ME SLDS Grants
How are the connections structured? Centralized
Which of the four core agencies (EL, K12, PS, WF) are included? K-12, Postsecondary

Maryland
Description Citation
Did the state receive a Federal SLDS Grant? Years of the grant? Yes 2006, 2009, 2012, 2015
Does the state have a Statewide Longitudinal Data System? What is the name of the SLDS? Yes Maryland Longitudinal Data System
How was the SLDS established? Statute/Legislation Md. Code, Com. Law § 190-24-701
How are the connections structured? Centralized
Which of the four core agencies (EL, K12, PS, WF) are included? Early Learning, K-12, Postsecondary, Workforce

Massachusetts
Description Citation
Did the state receive a Federal SLDS Grant? Years of the grant? Yes 2009, 2009-ARRA, 2015
Does the state have a Statewide Longitudinal Data System? What is the name of the SLDS? Yes Edwin Analytics
How was the SLDS established? Federal SLDS Grant MA SLDS Grants
How are the connections structured? Centralized
Which of the four core agencies (EL, K12, PS, WF) are included? Early Learning, K-12, Postsecondary

Michigan
Description Citation
Did the state receive a Federal SLDS Grant? Years of the grant? Yes 2006, 2009, 2009-ARRA
Does the state have a Statewide Longitudinal Data System? What is the name of the SLDS? Yes Michigan Statewide Longitudinal Data System
How was the SLDS established? Executive Order Executive Order No. 2010-15
How are the connections structured? Centralized
Which of the four core agencies (EL, K12, PS, WF) are included? Early Learning, K-12, Postsecondary

Minnesota
Description Citation
Did the state receive a Federal SLDS Grant? Years of the grant? Yes 2006, 2009-ARRA, 2015
Does the state have a Statewide Longitudinal Data System? What is the name of the SLDS? Yes Minnesota Statewide Longitudinal Education Data System
How was the SLDS established? Federal SLDS Grant MN SLDS Grants
How are the connections structured? Centralized
Which of the four core agencies (EL, K12, PS, WF) are included? Early Learning, K-12, Postsecondary, Workforce

Mississippi
Description Citation
Did the state receive a Federal SLDS Grant? Years of the grant? Yes 2009, 2009-ARRA, 2015
Does the state have a Statewide Longitudinal Data System? What is the name of the SLDS? Yes Mississippi LifeTracks
How was the SLDS established? Statute/Legislation Miss. Code Ann. § 37-154-1
How are the connections structured? Centralized
Which of the four core agencies (EL, K12, PS, WF) are included? Early Learning, K-12, Postsecondary, Workforce

Missouri
Description Citation
Did the state receive a Federal SLDS Grant? Years of the grant? Yes 2009
Does the state have a Statewide Longitudinal Data System? What is the name of the SLDS? Yes Missouri Comprehensive Data System
How was the SLDS established? Federal SLDS Grant MO SLDS Grants
How are the connections structured? Centralized
Which of the four core agencies (EL, K12, PS, WF) are included? Early Learning, K-12, Postsecondary

Montana
Description Citation
Did the state receive a Federal SLDS Grant? Years of the grant? Yes 2009, 2012, 2015
Does the state have a Statewide Longitudinal Data System? What is the name of the SLDS? No
How was the SLDS established? N/A N/A
How are the connections structured? N/A
Which of the four core agencies (EL, K12, PS, WF) are included? N/A

Nebraska
Description Citation
Did the state receive a Federal SLDS Grant? Years of the grant? Yes 2007, 2012
Does the state have a Statewide Longitudinal Data System? What is the name of the SLDS? Yes Nebraska Statewide Longitudinal Data System
How was the SLDS established? MOUs Between Agencies MOU
How are the connections structured? Federated
Which of the four core agencies (EL, K12, PS, WF) are included? Early Learning, K-12, Postsecondary

Nevada
Description Citation
Did the state receive a Federal SLDS Grant? Years of the grant? Yes 2007, 2012
Does the state have a Statewide Longitudinal Data System? What is the name of the SLDS? Yes Nevada P-20W Research Data System
How was the SLDS established? Federal SLDS Grant NV SLDS Grants
How are the connections structured? Federated
Which of the four core agencies (EL, K12, PS, WF) are included? Early Learning, K-12, Postsecondary, Workforce

New Hampshire
Description Citation
Did the state receive a Federal SLDS Grant? Years of the grant? Yes 2007, 2012
Does the state have a Statewide Longitudinal Data System? What is the name of the SLDS? No
How was the SLDS established? N/A N/A
How are the connections structured? N/A
Which of the four core agencies (EL, K12, PS, WF) are included? N/A

New Jersey
Description Citation
Did the state receive a Federal SLDS Grant? Years of the grant? Yes 2012
Does the state have a Statewide Longitudinal Data System? What is the name of the SLDS? No
How was the SLDS established? N/A N/A
How are the connections structured? N/A
Which of the four core agencies (EL, K12, PS, WF) are included? N/A
Notes P20W system in development.

New Mexico
Description Citation
Did the state receive a Federal SLDS Grant? Years of the grant? No
Does the state have a Statewide Longitudinal Data System? What is the name of the SLDS? No
How was the SLDS established? N/A N/A
How are the connections structured? N/A
Which of the four core agencies (EL, K12, PS, WF) are included? N/A
Notes P20W system in development.

New York
Description Citation
Did the state receive a Federal SLDS Grant? Years of the grant? Yes 2009, 2009-ARRA
Does the state have a Statewide Longitudinal Data System? What is the name of the SLDS? Yes Student Information Repository System
How was the SLDS established? Federal SLDS Grant NY SLDS Grants
How are the connections structured? Centralized
Which of the four core agencies (EL, K12, PS, WF) are included? K-12, Postsecondary

North Carolina
Description Citation
Did the state receive a Federal SLDS Grant? Years of the grant? Yes 2007, 2012
Does the state have a Statewide Longitudinal Data System? What is the name of the SLDS? Yes Common Education Data Analysis and Reporting System (EL/K12)

Common Follow-Up System (PS/WF)
How was the SLDS established? Federal SLDS Grant NC SLDS Grants
How are the connections structured? Centralized
Which of the four core agencies (EL, K12, PS, WF) are included? Early Learning, K-12

Postsecondary, Workforce

North Dakota
Description Citation
Did the state receive a Federal SLDS Grant? Years of the grant? Yes 2009, 2012, 2015
Does the state have a Statewide Longitudinal Data System? What is the name of the SLDS? Yes North Dakota State Longitudinal Data System
How was the SLDS established? Statute/Legislation N.D. Cent. Code § 54-59-33 - 54-59-38
How are the connections structured? Federated
Which of the four core agencies (EL, K12, PS, WF) are included? K-12, Postsecondary, Workforce
Notes Early learning portion is in development.

Ohio
Description Citation
Did the state receive a Federal SLDS Grant? Years of the grant? Yes 2006, 2009, 2009-ARRA
Does the state have a Statewide Longitudinal Data System? What is the name of the SLDS? Yes Ohio Longitudinal Data Archive
How was the SLDS established? Statute/Legislation Ohio Rev. Code § 3301.94
How are the connections structured? Centralized
Which of the four core agencies (EL, K12, PS, WF) are included? K-12, Postsecondary, Workforce

Oklahoma
Description Citation
Did the state receive a Federal SLDS Grant? Years of the grant? Yes 2012
Does the state have a Statewide Longitudinal Data System? What is the name of the SLDS? No
How was the SLDS established? N/A N/A
How are the connections structured? N/A
Which of the four core agencies (EL, K12, PS, WF) are included? N/A
Notes The state hopes to eventually create a P20W system.

Oregon
Description Citation
Did the state receive a Federal SLDS Grant? Years of the grant? Yes 2007, 2009, 2009-ARRA
Does the state have a Statewide Longitudinal Data System? What is the name of the SLDS? No
How was the SLDS established? N/A N/A
How are the connections structured? N/A
Which of the four core agencies (EL, K12, PS, WF) are included? N/A
Notes P20W system in development.

Pennsylvania
Description Citation
Did the state receive a Federal SLDS Grant? Years of the grant? Yes 2006, 2009, 2009-ARRA, 2015
Does the state have a Statewide Longitudinal Data System? What is the name of the SLDS? No
How was the SLDS established? N/A N/A
How are the connections structured? N/A
Which of the four core agencies (EL, K12, PS, WF) are included? N/A

Rhode Island
Description Citation
Did the state receive a Federal SLDS Grant? Years of the grant? Yes 2009, 2012
Does the state have a Statewide Longitudinal Data System? What is the name of the SLDS? Yes Rhode Island DataHUB
How was the SLDS established? Federal SLDS Grant RI SLDS Grants
How are the connections structured? Centralized
Which of the four core agencies (EL, K12, PS, WF) are included? Early Learning, K-12, Postsecondary, Workforce

South Carolina
Description Citation
Did the state receive a Federal SLDS Grant? Years of the grant? Yes 2006, 2009-ARRA
Does the state have a Statewide Longitudinal Data System? What is the name of the SLDS? No
How was the SLDS established? N/A N/A
How are the connections structured? N/A
Which of the four core agencies (EL, K12, PS, WF) are included? N/A

South Dakota
Description Citation
Did the state receive a Federal SLDS Grant? Years of the grant? Yes 2012
Does the state have a Statewide Longitudinal Data System? What is the name of the SLDS? No
How was the SLDS established? N/A N/A
How are the connections structured? N/A
Which of the four core agencies (EL, K12, PS, WF) are included? N/A
Notes South Dakota has a Statewide Longitudinal Data System (SD-STARS) that contains K-12 data.

Tennessee
Description Citation
Did the state receive a Federal SLDS Grant? Years of the grant? Yes 2006, 2015
Does the state have a Statewide Longitudinal Data System? What is the name of the SLDS? Yes Measure Tennessee Longitudinal Data System
How was the SLDS established? MOUs Between Agencies MOU
How are the connections structured? Centralized
Which of the four core agencies (EL, K12, PS, WF) are included? Early Learning, K-12, Postsecondary, Workforce

Texas
Description Citation
Did the state receive a Federal SLDS Grant? Years of the grant? Yes 2009, 2009-ARRA, 2015
Does the state have a Statewide Longitudinal Data System? What is the name of the SLDS? Yes Texas Public Education Information Resource
How was the SLDS established? Statute/Legislation Tex. Edu. Code § 61.076
How are the connections structured? Centralized
Which of the four core agencies (EL, K12, PS, WF) are included? Early Learning, K-12, Postsecondary, Workforce

Utah
Description Citation
Did the state receive a Federal SLDS Grant? Years of the grant? Yes 2007, 2009-ARRA, 2015
Does the state have a Statewide Longitudinal Data System? What is the name of the SLDS? Yes Utah Data Alliance
How was the SLDS established? Federal SLDS Grant UT SLDS Grants
How are the connections structured? Centralized
Which of the four core agencies (EL, K12, PS, WF) are included? K-12, Postsecondary, Workforce

Vermont
Description Citation
Did the state receive a Federal SLDS Grant? Years of the grant? Yes 2012
Does the state have a Statewide Longitudinal Data System? What is the name of the SLDS? Yes Vermont Statewide Longitudinal Data System
How was the SLDS established? Federal SLDS Grant VT SLDS Grants
How are the connections structured? Federated
Which of the four core agencies (EL, K12, PS, WF) are included? Early Learning, K-12

Virginia
Description Citation
Did the state receive a Federal SLDS Grant? Years of the grant? Yes 2007, 2009-ARRA
Does the state have a Statewide Longitudinal Data System? What is the name of the SLDS? Yes Virginia Longitudinal Data System
How was the SLDS established? Federal SLDS Grant VA SLDS Grants
How are the connections structured? Federated
Which of the four core agencies (EL, K12, PS, WF) are included? Early Learning, K-12, Postsecondary, Workforce

Washington
Description Citation
Did the state receive a Federal SLDS Grant? Years of the grant? Yes 2009, 2009-ARRA, 2015
Does the state have a Statewide Longitudinal Data System? What is the name of the SLDS? Yes Washington P-20W Statewide Longitudinal Data System
How was the SLDS established? Statute/Legislation Wash. Rev. Code § 43.41.400
How are the connections structured? Centralized
Which of the four core agencies (EL, K12, PS, WF) are included? Early Learning, K-12, Postsecondary, Workforce

West Virginia
Description Citation
Did the state receive a Federal SLDS Grant? Years of the grant? Yes 2012
Does the state have a Statewide Longitudinal Data System? What is the name of the SLDS? Yes West Virginia Education Information System   (EL/K12)

Data Streams (PS/WF)
How was the SLDS established? Federal SLDS Grant W. Va. Code § 18B-1D-10
How are the connections structured? Centralized
Which of the four core agencies (EL, K12, PS, WF) are included? Early Learning, K-12

Postsecondary, Workforce
Notes DATA Streams also includes some high school data.

Wisconsin
Description Citation
Did the state receive a Federal SLDS Grant? Years of the grant? Yes 2006, 2009, 2009-ARRA, 2015
Does the state have a Statewide Longitudinal Data System? What is the name of the SLDS? Yes Wisconsin Information System for Education
How was the SLDS established? Statute/Legislation Wis. Stat. § 115.297
How are the connections structured? Centralized
Which of the four core agencies (EL, K12, PS, WF) are included? K-12, Postsecondary

Wyoming
Description Citation
Did the state receive a Federal SLDS Grant? Years of the grant? No
Does the state have a Statewide Longitudinal Data System? What is the name of the SLDS? No
How was the SLDS established? N/A N/A
How are the connections structured? N/A
Which of the four core agencies (EL, K12, PS, WF) are included? N/A
Notes P20W system in development.

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