North Dakota is developing a statewide data project to track student progress in school and provide information about whether young people are learning skills that the job market demands, BusinessWeek reports. The federal government has pushed states to implement their own "longitudinal data systems" to provide information about each student's progress from kindergarten until they finish high school. The systems also could be used to track students' college work. North Dakota has already met many of the initiative's goals, according to the Data Quality Campaign, a nonprofit group that monitors how information is used to track student achievement. Steve Snow,...
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