The Utah Data Alliance (UDA) established Utah’s statewide longitudinal data system. The UDA includes primary, secondary, and postsecondary education, and workforce data. We coordinate and conduct research to understand policies and programs using longitudinal data. Our mission contributes to Utah’s goal of educational improvement and economic prosperity by providing information about the effectiveness, efficiency, and quality of education and career-related outcomes.
Utah Data Alliance partner organizations include the Utah State Board of Education (USBE), Utah System of Higher Education (USHE), Utah College of Applied Technology (UCAT), Department of Workforce Services (DWS), the Utah Education and Telehealth Network (UETN), and the Utah Education Policy Center (UEPC).
Categories of Data
The Utah Data Alliance database contains hundreds of data elements related to students’ educational experiences and workforce participation. The following summarizes the available data by category.
In addition to linking student records from K12 and postsecondary education to the workforce, the Utah Data Alliance can follow students across time. The following table displays the general guidelines for longitudinal data availability.