In this video, Alessia Leibert, Research Project Manager at the Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development (DEED), discusses how data empowers students. This is the second in a series of short videos by WDQC, highlighting how states are using education and workforce data to advance their skilled workforce and better align with industry demand.
Graduate employment outcomes
Wyoming and Rhode Island recently released the results of research supported by U.S. Department of Labor Workforce Data Quality Initiative (WDQI) grants. Although the grants were the first for both states, the projects are already showing how linking administrative data across education and wage records can inform workforce development.
Community college leaders shared their experiences using data to assess performance and improve programs at the National Benchmarking Conference in Overland Park, Kansas last week.
Examples of data use included:
Senators Marco Rubio (R-FL), Ron Wyden (D-OR), and Mark Warner (D-VA) yesterday introduced the Student Right to Know Before You Go Act, a bill that would create a federal student record system to report on postsecondary students' progress and outcomes, including post-completion earnings.
Twenty-seven members of the Postsecondary Data Collaborative, including WDQC, signed off on a letter last week to respond to the Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions (HELP) Committee's request for comment on the Federal Postsecondary Data Transparency and Consumer Information White Paper.
Sen. Lamar Alexander, Republican chairman of the Senate education and labor committee, yesterday released three concept papers on aspects of Higher Education Act (HEA) reauthorization, including postsecondary data policy.
Recent research focusing on college “non-completers” demonstrates how matching postsecondary and employment data improves our understanding of what is happening to students as they navigate postsecondary education and enter the workforce.
The American Association of Community Colleges, the Association of Public and Land-grant Universities, and the American Association of State Colleges and Universities have formed a partnership to develop a framework and new tools for reporting student outcomes after college.
A framework for rating colleges based on critical metrics, including employment outcomes, was released today by the U.S. Department of Education (ED). The document explains how ED is approaching a college ratings system and invites comments on the plan, which is scheduled to produce ratings in time for the 2015-16 school year.