South Dakota receives grant for longitudinal data system
South Dakota has been awarded one of 24 state-level grants from the Institute of Education Sciences. The three-year, $3 million grant will support ongoing development and implementation of a statewide longitudinal data system for the state’s K-12 schools.
The grants are authorized by the Educational Technical Assistance Act of 2002. Grantees were selected through competitive process, with award decisions based on the merits of the applicants’ proposals and available program funding.
Currently, 10 South Dakota school districts have been selected to participate in a pilot project that will begin this summer. The pilot is expected to be completed by early 2013, at which point the data management system will be rolled out to other districts.
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