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Relevant Information to Strengthen Education (RISE)

What is RISE?

Relevant Information to Strengthen Education (RISE) was create to help the CDE customers better understand and relate to the objectives of the Statewide Longitudinal Data System (SLDS) grant. CDE received federal funding to build a Statewide Longitudinal Data System (SLDS), and is now nearing the end of the development process.

SLDS’s overall goal is to enable the secure and efficient sharing of educational data, from preschool to K12 to higher education/career and technical education to workforce development agencies, for the purposes of educational research and policy-making. CDE’s overall initiative, called RISE (Relevant Information to Support Education), includes many programmatic strategic goals that depend on the ability to connect data across agencies and/or programs.

There are three SLDS Grant strategic objectives under the RISE program: Capture (Gather), Link (Connect) and Provide. Each strategic objective was accomplished through a series of projects.  

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