Developing Coordinated Longitudinal Early Childhood Data Systems:
Trends and Opportunities in Race to the Top – Early Learning Challenge Applications
This brief from our colleagues at the Early Childhood Data Collaborative is based on an analysis of state Race to the Top -- Early Learning Challenge applications, specifically the data section. The report finds that an overwhelming majority of states prioritized building and using better data systems to improve early learning outcomes in their RTT-ELC applications. Rich with specific examples, the brief identifies key trends among states with respect to their development and use of data systems.