• Conference Proceeding

The critical role of transcripts in state longitudinal data systems

Citation

Levesque, K., Laird, J., & Brown, J. (2007). The critical role of transcripts in state longitudinal data systems. In 2007 National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) Summer Data Conference, July 25-27, 2007, Washington, DC,.

Abstract

Student transcripts and other course-taking records are a nearly universal data source in high schools and school districts across the country, used to award high school diplomas and support college applications. Transcripts can also be used to inform education policy and practice at the state and local levels. As states consider the purpose and design of their longitudinal student data systems, the role of transcripts should receive prominent consideration. Presenters shared lessons from the High School Transcript Study associated with the National Assessment of Educational Progress and from work with states and localities to demonstrate the valuable role that transcripts can play in these systems.