SHEEO manages two ongoing projects focused on measuring the capacity and effective use of state postsecondary data systems, and providing a forum for states to work on solutions to common issues with those systems. The Strong Foundations project seeks to understand the state of postsecondary data systems. Multiple iterations of the Strong Foundations survey and associated reports document the content, capacity, and effective use of state postsecondary data systems. Through the Communities of Practice project, SHEEO is developing an ongoing network of state postsecondary data users by providing opportunities for members to share information,  discuss and critique solutions, and provide assistance to practitioners in other states. All of the content associated with these projects is available for download, including the Strong Foundations reports, white papers, and presentations.

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Getting to the Attainment Goal: A Predictive Modeling Approach for States

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Communities of Practice

Modeling Florida's Attainment Goal

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Communities of Practice

Racial Equity & Postsecondary Attainment: An Analysis of the States

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Communities of Practice

Attainment for What? States Need Workforce Data to Meet Postsecondary Attainment Goals

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Communities of Practice
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Integrating Independent Institutions in State Postsecondary Data Systems

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Communities of Practice

Assessing and Improving State Postsecondary Data Systems

Envisioning the National Postsecondary Data Infrastructure in the 21st Century

This paper explores the role of State Postsecondary Student Unit Record Systems (PSURS) in the national data ecosystem, highlights major issues facing these systems, and offers policy recommendations for state and federal policymakers.
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Data Driven Decision-Making in South Dakota

Effective Use of State Data Systems

This white paper discusses the South Dakota Board of Regents’ (SBDOR) presentation of data to external stakeholders, its focus on Native American students, and the relationship between SDBOR leadership and research staff.
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Strong Foundations

Promoting Transparency and Accountability in North Carolina

Effective Use of State Data Systems

This white paper highlights the University of North Carolina’s use of its data resources to support policy priorities including evaluating teacher preparation programs and promoting reverse transfer.

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