Feedback reports to institutions

Utah Bill Bolsters Workforce Data

Jenna Leventoff
Monday, April 3, 2017

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.

"College Ready Plus" Enables Evaluation of Student Postsecondary Preparation

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 States Release Data Tools

Jenna Leventoff
Friday, September 23, 2016

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.

Data Users Seek Simplicity, Quality

by Michelle Massie
Monday, March 23, 2015

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.

Data Tools For Policymakers

by Rachel Zinn
Tuesday, February 24, 2015

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.