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2009-ARRA Grant Application

Arkansas Department of Education's SLDS Improvement and Modernization Project

Start Date: 7/1/2010
End Date: 12/31/2013

Project Director: James Boardman

Amount Awarded: $9,832,689

Project Application 24.6 MB

Project Abstract 137 KB

Major Outcomes:

  • Accelerate Arkansas' current work on data driven decision making (DDDM), policy research agendas, and teacher evaluation
  • Expand and enhance cross-agency data sharing
  • Restructure Arkansas Department of Education’s (ADE) SLDS technical and data architecture

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2009 Grant Application

Arkansas Department Of Educationís Statewide Longitudinal Data System Enhancement Project

Start Date: 5/2/2009
End Date: 6/30/2013

Project Director: James Boardman

Amount Awarded: $4,967,991

Project Application 11.0 MB

Project Abstract 103 KB

Major Outcomes:

  • Enhance SLDS Tools Set:
    • Implement a comprehensive visually oriented performance management environment using dashboards, Visual analytics and scorecard techniques, using Cognos 8 visualization tools, supplemented by a targeted ADE open source initiative for visual analytics for student performance data.
    • Expand currently implemented Triand application components to extend target testing and curriculum development features statewide, implement the Triand Parent Portal, and expand the Triand ID generation system to all educational staff.
  • Augment SLDS Data Resources:
    • Integrate key data collection related to higher education, teacher licensure, teacher professional development, special education, and child nutrition into the LDS.
    • Integrate locally-collected assessment data sets into the SLDS.
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2006 Grant Application

Arkansas Department of Education Longitudinal Data System Project

Start Date: 12/1/2005
End Date: 11/30/2008

Amount Awarded: $3,328,503

Project Application 14.1 MB

Project Abstract 108 KB

Major Outcomes:

  • Commitment of a unique student identifier strategy.
  • Creation of an enterprise-wide data architecture that includes a data model, data dictionary, business rules, and quality assurance procedures.
  • Construction and implementation of an integrated data warehouse consisting of a set of coordinated subject-oriented data marts within the context of the Cognos Education Performance Management Solution (EPMS).
  • Filling gaps in or redeveloping existing operational systems.
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WDQI Grant Application

Project Application 1.3 MB