Improving the Quality and Use of Postsecondary Data


January 2010


In response to the challenges of collecting data on post secondary outcomes, this guide helps high schools identify efficient and cost-effective strategies to find out what happens to their students after graduation. Readers get step-by-step guidance on how to collect postsecondary data using state longitudinal data systems, StudentTracker data warehouse, and student surveys. Education Northwest staff, in collaboration with WestEd, produced this guide for the US Department of Education’s Smaller Learning Communities Program.