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Oregon DATA Project: Direct Access to Achievement

The Oregon DATA Project is a statewide initiative designed to improve student achievement through informed use of data. The DATA Project is launching a multi-tiered program of professional development focused on teaching educators how to collect, analyze and use appropriate data. The three main training strands designed for the project will provide statewide training and support for data-driven decision-making.

For more information about this grant, please visit the Oregon DATA Project website.

Grant Details

  • Grant Name: 2007 Grant – Statewide Longitudinal Data Systems
  • Award Number:R372A070026
  • Award Amount: $4,705,977
  • Performance Period: September 2007 – August 2011
  • Project Director: Josh Klein eMail
  • Project Website: http://www.oregondataproject.org/


  • A highly structured module of policies, procedures and curriculum for professional development.
  • A comprehensive survey of the data needs of key stakeholders in the Oregon school system, from the public, parent and student levels through the school, district, regional and state levels.
  • A comprehensive survey of business needs.
  • Creation of an enterprise-wide data architecture that draws from analysis of information needs, includes all data elements required for reporting, and specifies a data model, data dictionary, business rules, and quality assurance procedures.

Associated Topics

  • Office of Information Technology
  • Statewide Longitudinal Data Systems (SLDS)
    The Oregon Department of Education is the recipient of three grants awarded by the U.S. Department of Education’s Institute of Education Sciences. The grants were awarded to help states design, implement and enhance Statewide Longitudinal Data Systems (SLDS). Oregon is one of only two states to receive three SLDS grants.
  • Project ALDER
    Project ALDER supports the development and implementation of data systems to enable stakeholders in Oregon to examine student progress from early childhood into career, including matching teachers to students, while protecting student privacy and confidentiality consistent with applicable privacy protection laws (i.e., FERPA).

Other SLDS Projects

  • Josh Klein Email    (503) 947-5841
    Accountability, Research and Information Services - Assistant Superintendent