Common data standards released
from Education Week (commentary)
For those of you who have been following the building of state longitudinal data systems, the Common Data Standards Initiative's Technical Working Group has released its first set of voluntary common data standards, intended to make it easier to compare and exchange information across districts and states. The consortium's Technical Working Group reads like a who's who among data watchers — the National Center for Education Statistics, the Data Quality Campaign, the State Interoperability Framework, the Council of Chief State School Officers, etc. — and this is their attempt to get state data systems, if not on the same page, at least using the same dictionary.
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