Mapping Postsecondary and Workforce Information Gaps in State Data Systems

Wednesday, July 27, 2016

Over the past decade, most states have built State Longitudinal Data Systems (SLDS) that match data from different sources about individuals over time, allowing stakeholders to see how combinations of courses and programs can help students access credentials, employment, and higher earnings. However, there are still significant gaps in the data. WDQC, in conjunction with the Postsecondary Data Collaborative and the State Higher Education Executive Officers Association (SHEEO), has created an infographic detailing these gaps. View the infographic to learn more about what kinds of postsecondary, workforce program, and employment data are – and are not – included in state data systems.