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Delaware Leverages Data to Make Well-Informed Policy Decisions

Like many states, Delaware has been collecting a broad range of education data for quite some time, data that could be used to conduct robust analyses and inform policy and practice. Until recently, however, the state lacked the analytic capacity necessary to turn those data into useful information.

MLDS Center: Using Data to Ensure Student Success in College and Careers

Since 2009 Maryland has seen no increase in the percentage of high school graduates enrolled in college within 16 months of graduation. Despite an overall increase in college enrollment, the rate for recent high school graduates has remained flat, from 69.4 percent in 2009 to 69.0 percent in 2011.