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School system puts Georgia on the map for data system
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Effingham County played a pivotal role in launching the Georgia Department of Education’s state-wide Student Longitudinal Data System, which gives the state, the district, schools, teachers and parents access to data that allows them to make informed decisions about student learning.

In 2009, the state received an $8.9 million federal grant to enhance its educational data system. The Georgia DOE collaborated with the Georgia Student Information System Users group to develop a SLDS system that provides useful information to each echelon of stakeholders in a system and make it easy to understand.

Effingham County Board of Education’s own student information system coordinator, Noralee Deason, played a significant role in the development process by providing feedback and suggesting ways to break down data that teachers and administrators would find useful.

For the complete story see Tuesday's edition of the Effingham Herald.