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2023 Grant Application

Enhancing Utahís State Longitudinal Data System to Manage Transactional Data Moments: BRIDGE and USBE Infrastructure

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

Project Director: Aaron Brough

Amount Awarded: $4,000,000

Project Abstract 45 KB

Major Outcomes:

  • Create a common application (BRIDGE) for all state public postsecondary institutions.
    • BRIDGE transactional infrastructure at UDRC would allow every public high school student's individual record to be safely and securely transferred to each state college or university for admissions review and scholarship eligibility.
  • Improve data visualization infrastructure capabilities linked to its new Utah Student Information Management System (USIMS).

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2015 Grant Application

Enhancing Utah Data Alliance College and Career and Evaluation and Research Capabilities through Web Technology

Start Date: 10/1/2015
End Date: 9/30/2022

Project Director: Wynn Shooter

Amount Awarded: $6,497,783

Project Abstract 126 KB

Major Outcomes:

  • College and Career
    • Inform education policy and practice by providing feedback to; district and school leaders on selected postsecondary outcomes, postsecondary education leaders on selected workforce outcomes, and career and technical education leaders on selected workforce outcomes.
    • Conduct career and technical education (CTE) research studies and student related to college readiness that can inform policy and practice
  • Evaluation and Research
    • Expand standardization of an ad-hoc research request process.
    • Create an Institutional Review Board to manage requests for access to individual-level data in the UDA (Utah Data Alliance) data warehouse.
    • Enhance the structural and technical capabilities of the UDA data warehouse.
    • Develop a web portal that expands access to researchers, stakeholders, and the general public.
    • Develop professional development materials to support data use by end-users.
    • Enhance access and training for current and expanded end-users
    • Enhance training for UDA researchers.

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2009-ARRA Grant Application

Utah Data Alliance

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

Project Director: Judy Park

Amount Awarded: $9,617,736

Project Application 30.7 MB

Project Abstract 130 KB

Major Outcomes:

  • Construct and update the Utah Data Alliance Data Share (UDADS) through scheduled import of data from partner agencies.
  • Transform, clean and load the data and integrate them into an accessible and timely data store for the analysts, statisticians and researchers.
  • Emphasize sound data management and governance practice throughout the project.
  • Facilitate ongoing training and staff development throughout the project to ensure that those using the data understand the semantics and the structure of the data as well as the business intelligence tools used to work with those data.

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2007 Grant Application

Utah Student Records Exchange

Start Date: 8/1/2007
End Date: 10/31/2011

Project Director: John Brandt

Amount Awarded: $4,561,763

Project Application 5.8 MB

Project Abstract 33 KB

Major Outcomes:

Utah public education seeks to provide a uniform and integrated Utah Student Record/transcript Exchange (USRE) system definition and transport service to all public schools including postsecondary schools.

  • Improving the Data Infrastructure
    • A contractor will work with the USOE and LEAs to perform a gap analyses to determine how well the current School Interoperability Framework (SIF) v2 standard fulfills the needs of LEA to LEA, LEA to postsecondary, LEA to USOE, and USOE to EDFacts data exchanges.
    • The transport architecture to be used within all LEAs will be the SIF transport standard known as zone integration servers/services or ZIS.
    • SIF Agents
    • SIF Advisory Committee
    • SIS Questionnaire: The contractor will proceed to assemble a report of all the LEAs describing their readiness for participation in the USRE project.
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