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2015 Grant Application

The Illinois Data for Fiscal and Instructional Results, Study, and Transparency (Illinois Data FIRST) Project

Start Date: 10/1/2015
End Date: 9/30/2020

Project Director: Patrick Payne

Amount Awarded: $7,000,000

Project Abstract 125 KB

Major Outcomes:

  • Financial Equity and Return on Investment (ROI)
    • Expand ISBE (Illinois State Board of Education) Data Warehouse to include critical systems necessary for analysis of fiscal equity and return on investment.
    • Establish budgeting, accounting, data collection, and reporting systems for revenues and expenditures at the individual school- and early childhood-center level.
    • Integrate student, educator, and fiscal data to inform analysis of critical resource decisions and how resources are distributed across schools and students.
    • Utilize expanded fiscal data in ISBE warehouse and ILDS data for early childhood ROI research project and for high school to college success ROI research project.
  • Instructional Support
    • Standardize data collection processes from local student information systems into the ISBE Student Information System.
    • Deploy a statewide Educator Single Sign-on (SSO) system.
    • Deliver comprehensive and quality Instructional Support Dashboard Suites.

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2009-ARRA Grant Application

Illinois Longitudinal Data System Expansion Project

Start Date: 7/1/2010
End Date: 9/30/2015

Project Director: Christopher Koch

Amount Awarded: $11,869,819

Project Application 5.3 MB

Project Abstract 151 KB

Major Outcomes:

  • Establish a Statewide Transcript System for middle and high school students
  • Integrate student-level data with teacher and administrator data
  • Continue expansion and development of postsecondary education data systems
  • Develop and implement  an Early Childhood Data Collection System

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2009 Grant Application

Illinois Longitudinal Data System (ILDS) Project

Start Date: 7/1/2009
End Date: 6/30/2015

Project Director: Christopher Koch

Amount Awarded: $8,999,956

Project Application 2.3 MB

Project Abstract 117 KB

Major Outcomes:

  • Establish a State Education Data Advisory Group.
  • Develop an enterprise-wide data architecture.
  • Improve data quality through a system of data stewards and enhanced procedures for data auditing.
  • Develop an education enterprise warehouse.
  • Link the ISBE-assigned unique student ID with postsecondary and employment data; use linked data for research and evaluation purposes.

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WDQI Grant Application

Project Application 203 KB