Case Study: Maryland's Longitudinal Data System Center

An effective career readiness data ecosystem has a clear governance structure in place that designates roles and responsibilities for collecting, validating and reporting career readiness data as well as for setting a strategic vision for the publication and use of data. This case study examines how Maryland established a strong and sustainable data governance structure through its statewide longitudinal data system, which is operated by an independent state agency and overseen by a cross-agency governing board. This governing structure has provided Maryland with trusted, reliable and consistent data, allowing for the effective analysis and reporting of learner and workforce data.

This case study is part of a series of case studies to support the Advance CTE Career Readiness Data Quality and Use Policy Benchmark Tool. 

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February 2021
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