Inform education policy and practice by providing feedback to; district and school leaders on selected postsecondary outcomes, postsecondary education leaders on selected workforce outcomes, and career and technical education leaders on selected workforce outcomes.
Conduct career and technical education (CTE) research studies and student related to college readiness that can inform policy and practice
Evaluation and Research
Expand standardization of an ad-hoc research request process.
Create an Institutional Review Board to manage requests for access to individual-level data in the UDA (Utah Data Alliance) data warehouse.
Enhance the structural and technical capabilities of the UDA data warehouse.
Develop a web portal that expands access to researchers, stakeholders, and the general public.
Develop professional development materials to support data use by end-users.
Enhance access and training for current and expanded end-users
Construct and update the Utah Data Alliance Data Share (UDADS) through scheduled import of data from partner agencies.
Transform, clean and load the data and integrate them into an accessible and timely data store for the analysts, statisticians and researchers.
Emphasize sound data management and governance practice throughout the project.
Facilitate ongoing training and staff development throughout the project to ensure that those using the data understand the semantics and the structure of the data as well as the business intelligence tools used to work with those data.
Utah public education seeks to provide a uniform and integrated Utah Student Record/transcript Exchange (USRE) system definition and transport service to all public schools including postsecondary schools.
Improving the Data Infrastructure
A contractor will work with the USOE and LEAs to perform a gap analyses to determine how well the current School Interoperability Framework (SIF) v2 standard fulfills the needs of LEA to LEA, LEA to postsecondary, LEA to USOE, and USOE to EDFacts data exchanges.
The transport architecture to be used within all LEAs will be the SIF transport standard known as zone integration servers/services or ZIS.
SIF Advisory Committee
SIS Questionnaire: The contractor will proceed to assemble a report of all the LEAs describing their readiness for participation in the USRE project.
LEA to LEA
Identify a brokerage service provider that can exchange SIF student records/transcripts between it and Utah LEAs and exchange either PESC/XML or EDI/Speede student records/records between it and postsecondary schools.
LEA to USOE Warehouse
By having SIF/ZIS integrated into USOE operations the Clearinghouse and then the Warehouse can receive a record/transcript of any student in the state at any time.
Design and later construction of the SIF agent for the USOE Clearinghouse.
LEA to Postsecondary schools
Postsecondary schools within Utah must also have the capacity to interact with brokerage service.