This fall, Florida has joined Colorado, Tennessee and Texas, in releasing a “Launch My Career” interactive tool called Launch My Career Florida. This tool helps future students identify in-demand jobs and estimate the return on investment for an array of higher education choices.
Scorecards for students
Georgetown University Center on Education and the Workforce's report, Career Pathways: Five Ways to Connect College and Careers, reviews options for using postsecondary and workforce data to improve transparency around higher education employment outcomes.
New legislation, UT SB 194, replaces Utah’s longitudinal data system, the Utah Data Alliance (UDA) with the Utah Data Research Center (UDRC). In doing so, this bill changes the system’s governance model, builds the state’s research capacity, institutionalizes inter-agency data sharing, and promotes data use.
Higher Ed Groups Urge DeVos to Keep Up Data Collection ♦ Politico Morning Education
Data can help students succeed. The Association of Public and Land-Grant Universities (APLU) and the Institute for Higher Education Policy (IHEP) show this in 14 recently released case studies, describing how higher education institutions are using student-level data to produce actionable information that improves student decision making and outcomes.
Two studies released recently by the U.S. Department of Labor examine "How States Manage Eligible Training Provider Lists" and state efforts on "Using Workforce Data Quality Initiative Databases to Develop and Improve Consumer Report Card Systems."
Students in Georgia now have an online tool from which they can learn more about potential educational options in the state. In early January 2017, Georgia's Governor's Office of Student Achievement released the Georgia Higher Learning and Earnings (GHLE) dashboard. The interactive tool allows users to see how much money graduates of Georgia’s universities and technical colleges are earning one and five years after graduation. Users can view this information by institution, degree type, or major.
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.
States and Student-Level Data ♦ Inside Higher Ed