TSDL: Teacher Student Data Link Project
Funded by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation and conducted by the Center for Educational
Leadership and Technology (CELT) with guidance and dissemination support from the Data Quality Campaign (DQC)

Courses and Schedules

This component involves developing schedules (K-12) for students, teachers, and classrooms, and links teachers to students through the course-section codes. It also includes the continuous updating of student and teacher schedules throughout the school year as changes occur. An effective practice recommended for states and school districts is to implement a statewide common course catalog with a set of approved courses for schools. This can be used to link teaching assignments to those courses. Processes for managing the catalog may include a crosswalk between the catalog and the state curriculum standards, the identification and approval of teachers to offer these courses, and the process for updating the catalog.
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