What are the benefits to my state for participating in the MLDE?

The main benefit that MLDE states will receive is access to more data to better understand where students are coming from and where they go.  An obvious goal for connecting these data is to allow states to more effectively evaluate educational and employment outcomes with a more comprehensive set of data. But gaining access to these data also helps to address and raise important policy and practice questions that either cannot be addressed with other data sources or only in limited ways.   Additionally, participation in the project offers states a forum for working through common issues related to governance, data analysis, data management and security, and protection of student privacy. The MLDE intends to develop reporting templates for use with these data to provide expedited analysis of key policy questions.

Multistate Longitudinal Data Exchange