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Using Data to Inform Policy and Improve Student Outcomes in Virginia

Wednesday, August 18
11:00 am–12:00 pm EDT

The National Center for Education Statistics STATS-DC Data Conference is an annual conference that convenes education researchers, policymakers, and data system managers interested in learning about updates on federal and national activities affecting data collection and reporting, and information about the best new approaches in collecting, reporting, and using education statistics. In this session, REL Appalachia (REL AP) and Virginia Department of Education staff share information about Virginia's state longitudinal data system (SLDS) and its uses in REL AP and beyond, for researchers and educational stakeholders. This session includes a presentation of a recent study that utilized Virginia's SLDS and a discussion about how REL partnerships can help inform policy and practice. The research study discussed in this session also provides information about career and technical education (CTE) policies in Virginia and can be of use to CTE staff and policymakers in other states.




Presentation (1 MB)


Julie Harris, REL Appalachia, SRI International
Jen Piver-Renna, Virginia Department of Education