Michigan’s Center for Educational Performance and Information (CEPI) P-20 Data Connection Projects. American Recovery and Reinvestment Act State Fiscal Stabilization Fund Overview. Public and private sources of funding are now beginning to require recipients to track longitudinal “results.”
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State Fiscal Stabilization Fund
Goal: To fully meet the requirements of a statewide longitudinal data system, it is necessary to acquire data on high school students who attend an IHE outside of their home state. Thus, it is necessary to access the National Student Clearinghouse (NSC) data to determine the status of Michigan high school graduates who continue their education either out of state or at a non-STARR participating in-State institution.
Solution: Upload high school graduate data from CEPI to the NSC to locate MI students.
Status: The NSC data helps to fill the gaps from the STARR data collection. Uploads to NSC are during the summer to capture graduates/completers.
Goal: To develop a system to connect the disparate data sets to create a P-20 education data connection.
Solution: Create the Michigan Statewide Longitudinal Data System (MSLDS) in coordination with a vendor to link, for example, PK-12 data to STARR and NSC data.
Status: Significant milestones have been met and work continues with adding new datasets.
Goal: Have a reporting mechanism to provide consistent, accurate, timely and user-friendly PK-12, postsecondary and P-20 education data to the public, policy makers, school administrators, teachers, parents and other key stakeholders.
Solution: Create the MiSchoolData Portal, which will provide one location for consistent and accurate education data that has a common look and feel. The data can be accessed via queries with drill-down capabilities depending on user permissions.
Status: Prior FERPA constraints on providing individual-level data to the previous educating entity has been modified to enable the MSLDS to be more useful. Determined which reports would be most beneficial per phase. Adding new reports and portal functionality frequently. The look, feel and usability continues to improve.
Statewide Longitudinal Data System
From a national perspective, the goals of a SLDS are to:
Additionally, Michigan has distinct and diverse uses for our SLDS:
Researcher Access to Data