By Sean Whaley | Nevada News Bureau
CARSON CITY – Nevada’s Department of Education has been awarded a $4 million grant from the Institute of Education Sciences to develop a system to measure individual student achievement over time.
Nevada was one of 24 states to receive funding to support the design and implementation of Statewide Longitudinal Data Systems.
The grant will come to Nevada in a three-year cycle.The funds will allow the Nevada Department of Education much needed access to link, by the use of one unique student identifier, students starting from pre-kindergarten through high school and following them through postsecondary education and workforce development.
Gov. Brian Sandoval has asked that this data be used to both improve student outcomes and to fill Nevada’s diverse economic job needs.
“All the accountability measures we have enacted require better use of data,” Sandoval said. “This grant will move Nevada closer to a fully integrated system that follows learners from childhood to adulthood.”