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2023 Grant Application

Beyond K12: Supporting Iowa Students into College and Career

Start Date: 9/25/2023
End Date: 9/24/2027

Project Director: Jay Pennington

Amount Awarded: $3,985,845

Project Abstract 47 KB

Major Outcomes:

  • Better understanding the factors associated with  students' postsecondary and workforce decisionmaking and improving students' experiences;
  • Studying Iowa's teaching workforce, and
  • Building a sustainable, modern, well-planned system  that can support Iowa's SLDS long-term.

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2019 Grant Application

Future Ready Iowa: Closing Equity and Opportunity Gaps

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

Project Director: Emily Cataldi

Amount Awarded: $3,493,838

Project Abstract 133 KB

Major Outcomes:

  • Equity Priority
    • Develop an equity dashboard that allows stakeholders access to feedback reports to support specific strategic needs and assist improvement efforts in closing equity and opportunity gaps.
    • Define and create a process that improves access to high-quality, timely data for various parties that support at-risk student populations, including students in foster care placement, migrant students, and other high-mobility students.
    • Expand the SLDS to include additional data sets and reports that focus on postsecondary readiness.
    • Build a district and school-facing Postsecondary Readiness dashboard that will allow stakeholders to access feedback reports to support specific strategic needs and assist improvement efforts in assuring that students leave school future-ready.
    • Connect the SLDS with the Early Childhood Integrated Data System to allow birth to worker Iowa research analysis.
    • Implement Generate software for federal reporting.
    • Explore the feasibility of a new poverty measure for Iowa schools by participating in the School-Level Poverty Measure project.

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2012 Grant Application

Iowa’s Education Outcome Collaborative: Building on P-20W Efforts

Start Date: 7/1/2012
End Date: 6/30/2016

Project Director: Jay Pennington

Amount Awarded: $3,747,281

Project Application 4.12 MB

Project Abstract 111 KB

Major Outcomes: TBA

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2009 Grant Application

Iowa’s Unified Longitudinal Data System Infrastructure

Start Date: 6/1/2009
End Date: 5/31/2015

Project Director: Jay Pennington

Amount Awarded: $8,777,459

Project Application 3.6 MB

Project Abstract 118 KB

Major Outcomes:

  • State LDS that can provide student-level data over time.
  • Interoperability between SEA and LEA data systems.
  • EdFacts system and four-year adjusted cohort graduation rate consistent with that proposed by the NGA.
  • Expand K-12 longitudinal data systems to include a more robust set of data to the education community.
  • Interoperability with postsecondary data systems or create consolidated P-16 data systems, in a manner consistent with the requirements of FERPA.
  • Import workforce data from other sources to assess the extent to which high school graduates are adequately prepared for work or further education.
  • Send and receive transcripts of student applying to postsecondary educational institutions and/or moving across state lines.

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WDQI Grant Application

Project Application 963 KB