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2019 Grant Application

Optimizing the Kentucky Longitudinal Data System to Inform Equity Issues in Education and Employment Barriers

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

Project Director: Jessica Cunningham

Amount Awarded: $3,499,500

Project Abstract 97 KB

Major Outcomes:

  • Equity Priority
    • Create an enhanced interactive High School Feedback Report that utilizes geocoded student addresses and other measures, including free and reduced lunch and social service programs, to provide a way to explore school-level poverty measures and inform needed interventions to mitigate the equity barriers.
    • Expand the utility of the current Feedback Report Series to inform programmatic or policy changes needed to address equity barriers when evaluating education, social service, and workforce programs.
    • Develop a comprehensive training program for professional development and continuing education credit to inform stakeholder groups who have programmatic decisionmaking and advising responsibilities about how to best use the data to make impactful decisions.
    • Define and create methods to identify existing barriers based on return on investment measures for education, social service and workforce programs to inform actionable ways to allocate funds to ensure equitable support across all citizens in Kentucky.
    • Develop a multi-state dynamic report to illustrate educational and workforce talent pipelines and existing equity issues to inform regional planning beyond state borders.

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2015 Grant Application

Expanding Access to and Alignment of Education and Workforce Data to Inform Policy and Practice

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

Project Director: Kate Akers

Amount Awarded: $6,634,741

Project Abstract 226 KB

Major Outcomes:

  • College and Career
    • Develop a dynamic reporting solution that will allow stakeholders to customize current feedback reports to support specific strategic needs.
    • Expand the Feedback Report Series to include new reports that address current unmet data needs as defined by key stakeholders.
    • Develop a comprehensive training program to inform all stakeholder groups about how to use the dynamic reporting solution and provide professional development about how best to use the data to make impactful decisions.
    • Align the KLDS data dictionary and practices to Common Education Data Standards (CEDS) and other common education and workforce definitions.
  • Evaluation and Research
    • Integrate out-of-state employment and earnings data into the KLDS (Kentucky Longitudinal Data System).
    • Integrate Kentucky revenue data to address location quality issues within the KLDS existing employment data.
    • Define and create a process that improves access to high?quality, timely data for various parties to enhance outcomes for Kentuckyís education and workforce programs.
    • Deploy a data use marketing plan to increase awareness and use of KLDS data.

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2012 Grant Application

The Future of Kentuckyís P-20 Collaborative: Improving Connections to Postsecondary Education, Educator Preparation Programs, and the Workforce

Start Date: 7/1/2012
End Date: 6/30/2017

Project Director: Kate Akers

Amount Awarded: $3,633,928

Project Application 13.1 MB

Project Abstract 112 KB

Major Outcomes: TBA

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2009 Grant Application

Kentucky Instructional Data System (KIDS) Project

Start Date: 5/2/2009
End Date: 4/30/2013

Project Director: David Couch

Amount Awarded: $2,878,373

Project Application 4.4 MB

Project Abstract 93 KB

Major Outcomes:

  • Planning:
    • Contract with an outside third party vendor(s) to design and implement the expanded infrastructure to support the repository.
    • Collaborate to analyze and profile data specific to the project objectives.
    • Examine legal and policy issues surrounding data matches and develop cross agency agreements governing data access issues to ensure compliance with FERPA as well as any other state and federal requirements.
    • Will expand the P-12 SLDS including data sources, reports, and tools for analysis:
      • Career and Technical Education data;
      • Pre-School data;
      • Individual Learning Plan (ILP) data;
      • Limited English Proficiency data; and
      • Facilities data.
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2006 Grant Application

Kentucky Instructional Data System (KIDS)

Start Date: 12/1/2005
End Date: 6/30/2009

Amount Awarded: $5,780,275

Project Application 14.6 MB

Project Abstract 117 KB

Major Outcomes:

  • Establishment of a data warehouse and associated interface, with longitudinal tracking capabilities.
  • Elaboration of the reporting interface. The infrastructure to be developed will serve as the foundation for development of reports that incorporate longitudinal data both for individual students and for aggregated groups of students. At the same time, independent assessment contractors will begin development of an item bank. Adequate longitudinal measurement of student achievement requires that tests be vertically scaled.
  • Analysis of methods for connecting the longitudinal view of student achievement to the results of partner systems.
  • Adding sophisticated test delivery and analysis functionality to the portal, and incorporation of the functionality developed in the course of the project into ongoing Department operations. Kentucky anticipates making "testlets" drawn from the state's item bank that can be used by teachers as formative assessments to evaluate their ongoing instructional efforts.
  • Develop a value-added reporting mechanism.

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