Solution requirements

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IDevice Icon Technical requirements
  • Accurately measures educational attainment at any jurisdictional level
  • Modeled on other systems that collect life-event data, so we can learn from those other systems
  • Inexpensive, best if only a modification of existing systems
  • Can be phased in
  • Allows evaluation of programs at local level, including local experiments

IDevice Icon Political and ethical requirements
  • Safeguards privacy
  • Allows community colleges to claim alumni as graduates when they transfer to other institutions
  • Does not impose a substantial fiscal burden on private schools
  • Does not provide individual-level data on financial aid