North Dakota's Statewide Longitudinal Data System (SLDS) program, which provides data to support research and evaluation of education and training programs, has launched a new publicly available app.
The SLDS Data Explorer allows easy access to statewide education data, showing aggregated high school and postsecondary education data for districts, REAs, and the state as a whole. It allows users to view data in five areas:
Example Graph from SLDS Data Explorer comparing Postsecondary Enrollment across eight major districts.
Using the SLDS Data Explorer, members of the public, such as teachers, students, or parents, can gain a better understanding of student outcomes across the state. For example, if a student that is wondering how well they did on the ACT compared to other students in their district, they could compare their score against the aggregate score using the SLDS Data Explorer. Note that no personally identifiable information is included in these reports. The app only displays data at an aggregate level.
For more information about the SLDS Data Explorer, visit the SLDS website.
The Statewide Longitudinal Data System (SLDS) leverages stakeholders and partners of education, training, and employment programs to create a system which provides data to support the research and evaluation of programs to improve the outcomes of individuals provided service. SLDS maximizes the usefulness of management information while protecting the privacy and security of personal information.