The critical role of transcripts in state longitudinal data systems (SLDS)
Brown, J., Hillmon, R., & Laird, J. (2011). The critical role of transcripts in state longitudinal data systems (SLDS). In 2011 National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) Summer Data Conference, July 27-29, 2011, Bethesda, MD,.
Student transcripts and other course-taking records are nearly universal data sources in high schools and school districts across the country used to award high school diplomas and support college applications. Transcript data can also be used to inform education policy and practice. As states consider the purpose and design of their longitudinal student data systems, the use of transcripts should be a key consideration. Presenters will share 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 transcripts can play in these systems.