NAICU Washington Update

New Round of ED Student Data System Grants Announced

June 03, 2010

The Institute of Education Sciences (IES) of the Department of Education recently announced the latest set of grant awards to state educational agencies for the design and implementation of statewide longitudinal data systems.  Twenty states will receive three-year awards of amounts ranging from $5.1 to $19.7 million.

These most recent awards are the fourth set of longitudinal data system grants issued by IES since November 2005.  Total funding to the states over this period is approximately $535 million.  In all, 41 States and the District of Columbia have received at least one grant from this program.  Several states have received multiple awards.

The nine states that have not received funding under the program include:  Alabama, Delaware, New Jersey, New Mexico, Oklahoma, South Dakota, Vermont, West Virginia, and Wyoming. Additional information about state awards and applications may be found on the IES Website.

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