The following four Oregon initiatives are working closely together to ensure the success of a statewide data system. Collectively, the projects provide the direction and professional development necessary to develop a system that meets the needs of all educational stakeholders.
The Teaching Learning Connection (TLC)
The Teaching Learning Connection provides a statewide framework of tools, processes, and support that help districts and schools implement effective school practices. The Data- Driven Decision- Making training developed and offered through TLC forms the foundation of the professional development training offered through the DATA Project.
The Oregon DATA Project
The Oregon DATA Project, a three-year, $4.7 million initiative funded by federal education dollars, 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.
The Longitudinal Growth Model
The Growth Model is a $1.8 million initiative to develop a system to track the learning progress and growth of individual students over time. The Growth Model provides a multi-dimensional view of student achievement: it measures and reports on individual student’s growth across grades. It will also analyze what has happened in the past in order to anticipate student performance in the future.
KIDS: a PK-16 Integrated Data System
KIDS is a statewide system that is integrating different student information systems from across the state into a common data warehouse. KIDS will provide the Oregon Department of Education and districts with a single, accurate, and authoritative student data system for the entire state, allowing seamless storage, access, and data transfer between districts and the state. The $8.3 million project, funded by the 2005 Legislature, is on track for fully implementing its data warehouse system in fall of 2009.
Office of Assessment and Information Services
The Office of Assessment and Information Services has two primary functions: student assessment; and the collection, validation, and reporting of data for education research, policy-making, and operations.
Testing - Student Assessment
This site contains information about the development, administration, and reports of the Oregon Assessment of Knowledge and Skills (OAKS), along with materials such as sample tests and scored student work.
This unit focuses on Application development and maintenance; External Customer Support - categorization and routing of issues to system owners; Network and Server support; Data Security; Desktop support; and Video Teleconference Scheduling & Training.
Office of Assessment & Information Services - Assistant Superintendent
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