What is the Statewide Longitudinal Data System?

The Statewide Longitudinal Data System (SLDS) leverages stakeholders and partners of education, training, and employment programs to create a system which provides data to support the research and evaluation of programs to improve the outcomes of individuals provided service. SLDS maximizes the usefulness of management information while protecting the privacy and security of personal information.

The SLDS is a series of secured data warehouses comprised of historical education and workforce training data .The objective of the SLDS is to provide data on the outcomes of ND education and workforce training programs. All 50 states are currently building similar systems and are intended to enhance the ability of States to efficiently and accurately manage, analyze and use education data, including individual student records.  

Through the data warehouses, critical education and policy questions begin to be addressed such as:

- Are North Dakota students being prepared for success in post secondary education and the workforce?

- Do post secondary graduates find employment in North Dakota?​

- Are North Dakota employers finding a well trained workforce within North Dakota for current and emerging jobs?


Authorized users of the SLDS are able to login into the SLDS and obtain reports on specific subjects they have been granted privileges. Please refer to the link on the Top of this page to login.


Workforce Development

Informing government, education and business decisions based on current and emerging workforce needs.

Research & Policy

Empowering educators, from kindergarten through college, to make data driven decisions and help students succeed.