Career Technical Education (CTE) stakeholders — including families, employers and local practitioners at the secondary and postsecondary levels — need access to relevant and timely data to make informed decisions when it matters. For all the data CTE leaders collect, processing, cleaning and sharing relevant information can take a year or more, making it far less useful for practitioners on the ground. State leaders should ensure that information is relevant, timely and actionable so that stakeholders can understand and act on the data. This case study examine’s how North Dakota feeds data from its statewide longitudinal data system into public and internal dashboards daily. These data dashboards provide stakeholders with timely information that they can use to make important education, career and policy decisions.
This case study is part a series of case studies to support the Advance CTE Career Readiness Data Quality and Use Policy Benchmark Tool.