AISP Network: Rhode Island Longitudinal Data System (RILDS)

About the Work

The Rhode Island Longitudinal Data System (RILDS) integrates and links data across sectors and over time to support research aligned with the state’s priorities, inform policymaking and program evaluation, and improve the well-being of all Rhode Islanders.

The RILDS connects three decades of previously siloed education, employment, and health data using a custom-built machine learning algorithm to ensure accurate person-level matches. It is legislatively established as Rhode Island’s repository for longitudinal, interagency linked data, with the responsibility to report on inequities in access, opportunities, and outcomes.

Rhode Island Longitudinal Data System (RILDS) is hosted by Rhode Island Office of the Postsecondary Commissioner.

Integrating data since: 2009

Jurisdiction: Rhode Island

Scale: state

Contact: Dana Brandt
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About the Data

Data Included

Child Welfare, Juvenile Justice Placement, and/or Adult Protection
Early Childhood
Economic Security & Jobs
Homelessness & Housing
Other State or Local Data Sources

Current Data Uses

To inform policy
Program evaluation
Outcomes oriented/performance-based contracting
Inform funding allocation/budget decisions
Community needs assessment
Grant reporting, planning, and development
Predictive analytics/forecasting

Relevant Policy Priorities

Early childhood education
Economic mobility/employment
K-12 education
Workforce training
Higher Education
Adult Education

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