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Published July 21, 2010, 09:02 AM

Students' Progress to be Tracked

North Dakota officials are developing a data project to track student progress in school, and whether their studies will match up with the skills that the job market is demanding.

By: Associated Press, WDAZ

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) - North Dakota officials are developing a data project to track student progress in school, and whether their studies will match up with the skills that the job market is demanding.

The Department of Public Instruction got a federal grant to develop the "statewide longitudinal data system."

North Dakota information technology director Lisa Feldner says the system will take years to set up. But she says it will be useful to educators and businesses.

Feldner says the system will be able to track whether students are getting training for jobs that are in high demand. It will be able to measure whether work force training money is well spent.

Feldner says educators will be able to use the system's data to make teaching improvements in schools.

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