Cross-state sharing

Administrative Data Facility Enables Cross-State Data Sharing

Julia Lane
Wednesday, February 14, 2018

Today, many students transfer programs across state lines or move to another state for work after graduation. Many workers also have a job in a state different from where they live. Because most states only have data from within their own borders, it is difficult to truly understand how our nation’s education and workforce training programs are preparing people to find employment. Moreover, many localities cannot access state data, nor can states access local data.

Presidential Memo Addresses Services and Info for Veterans

Dominic Alhambra
Monday, November 14, 2016

The White House released a Presidential Memorandum last week detailing best practices for education and training institutions serving veterans, members of the military, and their families. With 200,000 service members annually transitioning to further education or careers, it is important to provide veterans with reliable information about high-quality postsecondary education.

Census Event Hails Data for Local Development

Christina Pena
Friday, March 11, 2016

The ability to effectively capture and use data to improve local economic development drove the discussion during the U.S. Census Bureau’s Local Employment Dynamics (LED) Partnership Workshop earlier this week in Washington, DC. Every year, the workshop brings together hundreds of representatives from state and federal agencies, and public and private organizations who share an interest in using existing data to create “new sources of economic and demographic information for policymakers and data users.” 

GAO Warns of WIOA Performance Reporting Challenges

by Christina Pena
Thursday, September 24, 2015

A new U.S. Government Accountability Office (GAO) report, “Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act: Performance Reporting and Related Challenges,” provides general information on how the federal government has been collecting data from the states to report on Workforce Investment Act (WIA) programs, and highlights the areas where states are expected to have difficulties in meeting WIOA performance reporting requirements. The GAO did not describe individual state cases in this 43-page report

ED Awards 2015 Data System Grants

by Jenna Leventoff
Monday, September 21, 2015

The U.S. Department of Education (ED) has awarded approximately $108 million of State Longitudinal Data System (SLDS) grants, to fund projects that will use already linked data to inform policy in one of six priority areas. The 16 states who received awards are American Samoa, Hawaii, Illinois, Kentucky, Maryland, Massachusetts, Minnesota, Mississippi, Montana, North Dakota, Pennsylvania, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Washington, and Wisconsin.

WDQC Hosts State Strategy Session

by Christina Pena
Monday, March 9, 2015

WDQC recently hosted a meeting of representatives from about a dozen national organizations that all share the goal of helping states leverage education and employment data to improve human capital development. 

The meeting’s objectives included reviewing organizations’ current activities, approaches, and geographic focus, and developing shared strategies to facilitate more coordination between these organizations and states. 

Progress and follow-up actions were discussed in a number of key areas:

GAO Studies State Data

by Christina Pena
Friday, January 9, 2015

The U.S. Government Accountability Office (GAO) recently released a report showing to what extent states match data between educational institutions and workforce sectors.  The report’s findings are consistent with WDQC’s survey of states, and are relevant because longitudinal data systems may improve research and policymaking on workforce outcomes.