Expand the educator dashboard to be more usable, enhance its functionality and increase dashboard adoption by stakeholders.
Provide training to participating LEAs and have access to tools and professional support materials that assist them to better use data to support instructional decision-making.
Evaluation and Research
Implement the “One Stop Data Shop” to expand capacity for research and evaluation by creating more open and transparent access to education data overall. Establish a state research agenda, form collaborative research partnerships and increase internal capacity to conduct research.
Conduct evaluations and research providing data to answer key questions, thereby, improving policy implementation and decision making.
Enterprise data architecture: statewide unique student record management system that will fulfill the data standards managed in the metadata facility.
Security and personalization: develop a SIF-enabled learning resource exchange. Assessment results will be managed in the data warehouse with reliable links to the state's academic standards and will enable future exchange of learning objects.
Vertical reporting: vertical reporting system that would replace all current data collections.
Data warehouse/marts: design and develop an initial data warehouse with data marts optimized to the four target audiences [Org Profiles, Class/Student Profiles, Research Access, EDEN Federal Report].
Policy and Implementation Components
Research to improve student achievement: create a secure repository of unidentifiable longitudinal, record-level student data in a data warehouse to support authenticated access by policy makers, researchers and educators.
Exchange of data K-12–HE: create synergy across its Office of Elementary and Secondary Education and its Office of Postsecondary and Higher Education by developing a common student level pK-16 identifier, giving Pennsylvania the ability to garner longitudinal data on students from early intervention and pK-16, through college and into the workforce. PDE also intends to participate in a multi-state effort to create a national transcript exchange.
Reports to stakeholders: create a data warehouse and set of data marts to support four critical constituencies: 1) USED and EDEN; 2) Educational Stakeholders; 3) Researchers and Analysts; and (4) Legislators and General Public.
Capacity to sustain: continue to expand its data systems awareness and capacity building initiatives, put in place the building blocks for LEA systems horizontal and vertical integration, and establish comprehensive communications, marketing and implementation plans.
FERPA: build on the security infrastructure that will be provided by COSSA and ensure all appropriate data is available only to authorized, authenticated users.
Evaluation criteria: Performance metrics and milestones tied to systems development and alignment, data quality and timeliness, teacher and administrator capacity building, stakeholder engagement and satisfaction, improved policy and decision making, and, ultimately, student performance will ensure the comprehensive communications, marketing and implementation plans have been effectively deployed.