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NORTH CAROLINA P-20W SLDS GRANT

COORDINATOR :: Karl Pond, Enterprise Data Manager and CEDARS Business Owner

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What is the North Carolina P-20W System?
A P-20W System is a Statewide Longitudinal Data Systems (SLDS) that links data from Early Learning, K-12, Higher Education and Workforce.

  • P = Preschool
  • 20 = Grade 20 or higher education
  • W = Workforce

Why is this project important for NC?
The P-20W system will greatly enhance North Carolina's ability to track student performance across years and sectors, help evaluate institutions and program performance, analyze data in more detail to validate or improve performance. With the system in place, the state will be able to produce existing and new reports more quickly and with fewer resources. With this data, North Carolina will be able to answer questions like, "Which preschool programs best prepare students for kindergarten?" and "How successful are college graduates in the workforce by major or credential?"

For a general overview of the NC P-20W SLDS Grant, click below:
(pdf, 535kb)

Project Narrative
(pdf, 394kb)

Project Abstract
(pdf, 86kb)

Project Contacts
(pdf, 135kb)

Award Notification
(pdf, 1.3mb)

To read about the NC P-20W SLDS Grant in the news, visit the press release.