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2019 Grant Application

Expanding SLDS Infrastructure with New Data Sources to Enhance Equity

Start Date: 3/1/2020
End Date: 2/29/2024

Project Director: Ajit Gopalakrishnan

Amount Awarded: $3,234,566

Project Abstract 132 KB

Major Outcomes:

  • Infrastructure Priority
    • Add Data Sources. Connecticut proposes to add data sources to P20 WIN including social services, child welfare, higher education financial aid, and homelessness. These data will enhance the quality of information derived from P20 WIN studies and help improve education programs for the betterment of Connecticutís most vulnerable citizens.
    • Build Analytic Capacity. This project will also expand P20 WINís analytic capacity across the participating agencies by hiring one staff member at each agency to form an improved Data Steward Committee responsible for data preparation and analysis.
    • Boost Data Matching Capacity. The project will secure data matching capability for its federated system by hiring a dedicated data matching analyst and implementing a more robust tech stack.
    • Produce Research and Corresponding Data Tools: With the added analytic capacity at the Participating Agencies and partnerships with researchers, Connecticut will conduct research into five primary topics and produce interactive data tools that will increase data access, and support data use for better policy that improves education for all students.

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2009 Grant Application

Connecticut Department 0f Education Longitudinal Data System

Start Date: 8/3/2009
End Date: 8/2/2015

Project Director: Ajit Gopalakrishnan

Amount Awarded: $2,937,416

Project Application 4.2 MB

Project Abstract 100 KB

Major Outcomes:

  • Student-schedule-staff module: track course taking patterns for monitoring and evaluation purposes, and to more efficiently determine high qualified teacher status for NCLB.
    • Establish a statewide course code taxonomy using NCES course code standards.
    • Develop a vertical SIF component to facilitate the data transfer process between the SEA and LEA's student information systems.
    • Create a student-schedule-staff module and data mart that contains student demographic and assessment results data, course type and associated teacher data such as age, years of experience, degree held, certification type, and teacher preparation program attended.
    • Enhancement of secure data dissemination for SEA and LEA decision support.
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2006 Grant Application

Connecticut Department 0f Education Longitudinal Data System

Start Date: 12/1/2005
End Date: 11/30/2009

Amount Awarded: $1,500,714

Project Application 21.5 MB

Project Abstract 122 KB

Major Outcomes:

  • The specification and development of an enterprise-wide Persistent Data Storage Facility.
  • The development of data marts, facing applications and decision support cubes used to disseminate data from the persistent data stores to the district, school, student, parent and public level.
  • Provide training to LEA staff on the appropriate use of persistent data, decision support tools, identity management and password provisioning.
  • A collaboration with the University of Connecticut Health Center, to develop a longitudinal research data warehouse, federating de-identified data from the Connecticut Departments of: Education; Children and Families; Public Health; and Mental Retardation.
  • Develop SIF Zones and SIF agents to pilot horizontal and vertical reporting models(possible collaboration with other states).
  • Develop a data dictionary to serve as a conclusive meta-library for elements collected on behalf of the department (possible collaboration with other states).

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