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2015 Grant Application

Washington State P20W Research and Data Explosion

Start Date: 10/1/2015
End Date: 9/30/2019

Project Director: Jim Schmidt

Amount Awarded: $6,992,452

Project Abstract PDF File 127 KB

Major Outcomes:

  • College and Career
    • ERDC (Education Research and Data Center) will carry out a variety of analysis and research activities involving (1) studying outcomes for juvenile justice participants; (2) incorporating financial aid data; (3) studying P20W transitions; (4) expanding existing data coaching activities to include P20W; (5) expanding existing P20W feedback reports.
  • Evaluation and Research
    • ERDC will (1) conduct analysis and research of educational and workforce outcomes involving early learning participants and social service clients; (2) evaluate interventions at low-income K12 schools; (3) perform a cross-cutting data gap analysis

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2009-ARRA Grant Application

Washington State Plan for a PK-20 Statewide Longitudinal Education Data Systems (SLEDS)

Start Date: 7/1/2010
End Date: 5/31/2014

Project Director: James Schmidt

Amount Awarded: $17,341,871

Project Application PDF File 14.7 MB

Project Abstract PDF File 132 KB

Major Outcomes:

  • Establish data governance agreements outlining when, how, and what data can be shared to generate a clear process that will accelerate the ability to share linked individual-level data while also protecting individuals’ privacy.
  • Create research and reporting products to inform policy decisions through briefs, local level reports that track student outcomes and achievements, and research data sets. Improve the timeliness of the information produced and usability of the data.
  • Efficiently generate research datasets and summary information and to help ensure data quality by constructing of a structured P-20 data environment, which will include a data inventory spanning systems, the development of a P-20 data dictionary, and the implementation of a data warehouse with a variety of data marts designed to support research and reporting.
  • Establish interoperability to facilitate the efficient and standardized exchange of data between ESP-20 and contributing data systems.
  • Improve the quality of data coming in to ESP-20 and strengthen systems that contribute data to ESP-20 by enhancing the community and technical college data system, the higher education program database, early learning student information, and private vocational school information.

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2009 Grant Application

Washington State Longitudinal Data System Project

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

Project Director: Curtis Richardson

Amount Awarded: $5,941,887

Project Application PDF File 3.5 MB

Project Abstract PDF File 95 KB

Major Outcomes:

  • To develop a governance model and to enhance data quality and stewardship from data entry through reporting.
    • Form and support new and existing governance bodies that will develop standards and provide leadership for projects and decision-making.
    • Create a training and certification program for all levels of staff using the data system to ensure data quality.
  • To implement an infrastructure encompassing all K-12 business areas which will facilitate communication and efficiency within the agency and with primary stakeholders.
    • Analyze technical needs to establish a plan for the infrastructure development.
    • Identify and restructure data silos and minimize redundancy to increase data quality.
    • Implement a Service Oriented Architecture (SOA) to increase business and data interoperability.
    • Develop a proof of concept system which tests the feasibility of implementing Schools Interoperability Framework (SIF) technology at the state level.
    • Adopt national and international data element standards to increase data interoperability with external stakeholders.
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WDQI Grant Application

Project Application PDF File 218 KB