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.
Feedback reports to institutions
CLASP's latest paper Better Data, Better College Workforce Programs identifies two areas of improvement for successful workforce training initiatives: developing employer and institutional connections to reach low-skilled individuals, and discovering unique program innovations that institutions have built with currently available data.
The U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation published a new paper, Career Readiness: A Business-Led Approach For Supporting K-12 Schools, offering a framework for a “College Ready Plus” indicator that evaluates students’ postsecondary preparation with measures such as work-based learning and attainment of an industry-recognized credential.
More and more states are creating online tools to help students and programs get the information they need about higher education programs. This year, Connecticut and Indiana have each released tools that can help these audiences answer critical questions about how graduates fare in the labor market.
As part of an effort to support state workforce agencies in their implementation of the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA), the National Association of State Workforce Agencies (NASWA) has conducted a baseline WIOA technology systems assessme
The Commission on Evidence-Based Policymaking met in public for the first time last week to begin its comprehensive examination of data inventory and infrastructure, database security, and statistical protocols related to federal policymaking.
The Institute for Higher Education Policy (IHEP) published this report, "Leading with Data: How Senior Institution and System Leaders Use Postsecondary Data to Promote Student Success." Authors Jamey Rorison and Mamie Voight provide four key recommendations with examples to help guide higher education leaders in their efforts to use data for better student outcomes.
A customer satisfaction survey conducted by the Current Employment Statistics (CES) program of the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) found that many businesses and other audiences are using employment data, especially information available by industry sector, but some complained about the functionality of the BLS website. By surveying a sample of businesses, CES produces monthly estimates of hours, employment, and earnings.
The State Workforce and Education Alignment Project (SWEAP) is demonstrating how state policymakers can use information from three types of data tools. These tools — dashboards, pathway evaluators, and supply and demand reports — can help states to develop policies that align workforce and education programs with each other and with employer skill needs.