State postsecondary education data systems are vital information assets for policymakers, researchers, and the public. The Communities of Practice project (funded by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation) at SHEEO builds upon our ongoing efforts to measure the capacity and effective use of state postsecondary data systems and provides states with opportunities to develop solutions to common issues with those systems. The fourth Communities of Practice convening, “Developing Guided Pathways and Financial Aid Metrics in State Data Systems,” was held in Seattle, Washington, in April 2019. This white paper highlights key themes and findings for the guided pathways segment of the convening and suggests topics for further consideration.