California’s developing education data system has signed legal agreements with 15 agencies and education organizations to pave the way for new data sets on student progress throughout the state’s education system, the Cradle-to-Career System announced.
“Thanks to the unprecedented collaboration and leadership of more than a dozen California agencies, departments, and organizations, we are now poised to build out a landmark data system,” said Governor Gavin Newsom. “Bringing this information together will enable a greater understanding of barriers students face and empower Californians to build more equitable futures.”
The legal agreements will allow the new system to create tools that give users access to data while having the authority to enforce security standards.
The state will spend the next five years developing such tools, according to the announcement.
Working in concert with Cradle-to-Career include:
- Association of Independent California Colleges and Universities
- Bureau for Private Postsecondary Education
- California Community Colleges Chancellor’s Office on behalf of the California Community Colleges Board of Governors
- California Department of Education
- California Health and Human Services Agency
- California State University Board of Trustees
- California School Information Services
- California Student Aid Commission
- California Labor and Workforce Development Agency
The Office of Cradle-to-Career Data is currently working to procure the technology platform that will securely house the data set. Earlier this month, the state released a solicitation for proposals to use an “iterative, cloud-first approach,” to develop the system with a goal of selecting a vendor by late summer 2022.