2010 Maryland Code
EDUCATION
TITLE 24 - MISCELLANEOUS EDUCATION AGENCIES
Subtitle 7 - Maryland Longitudinal Data System
Section 24-702 - Maryland Longitudinal Data System.

§ 24-702. Maryland Longitudinal Data System.
 

(a)  Established.- The State Department of Education, Maryland Higher Education Commission, University System of Maryland, Morgan State University, St. Mary's College of Maryland, and Department of Labor, Licensing, and Regulation jointly shall establish the Maryland Longitudinal Data System that shall be fully operational by December 31, 2014. 

(b)  In general.- The Maryland Longitudinal Data System is a statewide data system that contains individual-level student data and workforce data from all levels of education and the State's workforce, and allows the Center to: 

(1) Effectively organize, manage, disaggregate, and analyze individual student data; and 

(2) Examine student progress and outcomes over time, including preparation for postsecondary education and the workforce. 

(c)  Time period for linkage of student data and workforce data.- The linkage of student data and workforce data for the purposes of the Maryland Longitudinal Data System shall be limited to no longer than 5 years from the date of latest attendance in any educational institution in the State. 

(d)  Purpose.- The purpose of the Maryland Longitudinal Data System is to: 

(1) Generate timely and accurate information about student performance that can be used to improve the State's education system and guide decision makers at all levels; and 

(2) Facilitate and enable the linkage of student data and workforce data. 
 

[2010, ch. 190.] 
 

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