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Local education agencies can onboard to Linked Learning Analytics at any time. The first step is to initiate a data sharing agreement and MOU with the Linked Learning Alliance.


Once an agreement is signed and in place, a district or agency can choose to provide CALPADS ODS extracts directly to the data system, or provide permissions to our data partners to extract these on behalf of the district. A custom Linked Learning data file will also need to be provided.


To learn more about Linked Learning Analytics, or to schedule a demo, contact the Linked Learning Alliance at (916) 248-4848 or analytics@linkedlearning.org


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Overview of Commitments


Data use agreement

Participating LEAs must sign a standardized data use agreement permitting the secure sharing of student-level data with the Linked Learning Alliance and our analytical and reporting partners.


Data submission

Participating LEAs will annually submit data according to a prescribed set of parameters and formats.


Personnel for data and user management

At minimum, each participating LEA will need to identify three district representatives:

  • a district leader to serve as point for this partnership (e.g., the top research/data person in the district)
  • a contact for data submission (e.g., a data analyst at the district level)
  • a contact for submission/management of the LEAs approved users of the data and reports (e.g., an individual from IT with knowledge of the LEAs’ users and permission rules and infrastructure).


Time management

The entire design of the system is to minimize the effort of participating districts to submit data – this is accomplished through adopting standard file formats that they either already produce for somebody else or can get from somebody else (CDE). This should take no more than two hours a year (there could be 6-10 hours of work creating the custom files the very first year and perhaps ~2 hours getting a few years of prior history).



Data Specifics


For submission on at least an annual basis:


  • End of year (EOY) submission of the standard CALPADS file (SINF, SENR, SPRG, SELA, SDIS, CRSC, SCSC, SDEM, SASS)
  • The standard California State Proficiency Test files (SBAC,STAR, CELDT)
  • Four simple custom files (CDET, CATT, CRSC, CSEC) modelled on CALPADS submissions (custom file layouts are available to view upon request)