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Grantee State - Mississippi


2015 Grant Application

Mississippi PK-16 Data Initiative

Start Date: 10/1/2015
End Date: 9/30/2021

Project Director: John Kraman

Amount Awarded: $6,588,210

Project Abstract 39 KB

Major Outcomes:

  • Research and Evaluation
    • Create more sophisticated “phase two” P-12 data dashboards that employ data analysis tools to meet the needs of data stakeholders.
    • Fund start-up costs for an Office of Research and Statistics, including the initial salaries of researchers and support for professional development around data literacy.
  • Early Learning
    • Complete the ECE (Early Childhood Education) component of the Mississippi’s P-20W SLDS.

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2009-ARRA Grant Application

Mississippi Integrated Education and Workforce Longitudinal Data System: A Management Tool to Improve Student Achievement and Economic Competitiveness

Start Date: 7/1/2010
End Date: 6/30/2014

Project Director: Mike Kent

Amount Awarded: $7,569,716

Project Application 7.8 MB

Project Abstract 128 KB

Major Outcomes:

  • Include all missing elements as prescribed by the America COMPETES Act
  • Create a relational database linking all education (K-20) and workforce data through a unique common identifier that does not permit an individual to be identified by users of the system
  • Develop an online one-stop portal that will provide access to the relational database and make the system universally interoperable
  • Develop the hardware and software capacity for building and hosting the relational database and the one-stop portal
  • Upgrade each partner with the appropriate infrastructure and technology for data collection, storage, and use
  • Develop and adopt a statewide, comprehensive policy on data quality assurance
  • Train state and local personnel on data entry and use to facilitate full adoption and effective use of the system
  • Include all the necessary data to link PK with K-20.

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2009 Grant Application

Mississippi’s PK-16 Longitudinal Data Initiative

Start Date: 6/1/2009
End Date: 5/31/2014

Project Director: Mike Kent

Amount Awarded: $3,387,308

Project Application 5.6 MB

Project Abstract 94 KB

Major Outcomes:

Expand existing K-12 statewide data systems, MSIS, and integrate the systems and related data of Mississippi's Workforce Performance Management System and the RCU.
  • Phase 1:
    • PK-16 Longitudinal Data Planning Meeting.
    • Define Data and System Requirements.
    • Develop Request for Proposal for required software, hardware, and contractual services.
    • Accept grant award.
    • Proposal on the street.
    • Proposal review and selection.
    • Business Rules and Data Dictionary Reviewed and Finalized.
    • Interfaces, Data Mapping, Data Conversions Reviewed and Finalized.
    • Data Export, Data Import, Data Integration Procedure Established.
    • Configuration of Hardware and Storage.
    • Data Warehouse Data Mart Testing.
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