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Purpose of Program:
The purpose of the grant program for statewide longitudinal data systems is to promote the generation and accurate and timely use of data that are needed to:
(1) Comply with the Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965, as amended, and other reporting requirements, and (2) facilitate analyses and research to improve student academic achievement and close achievement gaps.
This purpose is served by providing assistance to State educational agencies to enable them to design, develop, and implement statewide, longitudinal data systems to manage, analyze, disaggregate, and use individual student data.
States may apply for funds to address the following purposes:
(1) Develop and implement such statewide longitudinal data systems; (2) expand K-12 longitudinal data systems to include preschool data, teacher data, finance data, and any other K-12 data not yet included in their systems; (3) create interoperability with postsecondary data systems or create consolidated P-16 data systems, in a manner consistent with the requirements of the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act; and (4) import workforce data from other sources.
The capacity to examine longitudinal data that include postsecondary and workforce information will enhance the ability of State educational agencies to evaluate the effectiveness of their elementary and secondary education programs.
960 7. Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance (CFDA) Number:
8 4. 372A.
1. RFA and Other Information:
Information regarding program and application requirements for this competition will be contained in the NCES RFA package, which will be available on June 26, 2008, at the following Web site:
November 19, 200 8. Note:
The application package for this competition and instructions are available at the following Internet address:
Deadline for Transmittal of Applications:
November 26, 200 8. Submission of New Applications or Revisions to Previously Submitted Applications:
New applications or revisions to previously submitted applications for grants under this program must be submitted in paper format by mail or hand delivery.