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Ben Tate - Chief Information Officer

The Oregon Department of Education Information Technology section supports a diverse set of customers that are geographically dispersed throughout the State of Oregon. ODE serves approximately 550,000 students, 27,000 teachers, 1200 schools and 197 school districts through a variety of applications and data collections. In addition to our external stakeholders, we also provide desktop and network support services to nearly 500 staff located at the Public Service Building and Oregon School for the Deaf.

Mission

Information Technology's primary mission is to design and implement accurate and secure accountability systems. This is accomplished through system development, infrastructure management, internal and external application support, and partnerships with our education service districts (ESDs) and districts.
Application Development
Data Management
Sara Berscheit, MA - Interim Director

Thanks to significant educational discounts, ODE incorporates Microsoft's development and project management suites to create and maintain our large scale project environment.
  • Application Development and Maintenance
    This team includes programmers that enable the group to create and maintain sophisticated state of the art web and windows applications.
  • Project Management
    This team includes Business and Research Analysts, combined with Project Managers to help guide projects and maintenance through the project cycle.
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Joel Robe - Director

The Data Management team is responsible for federal reporting, database development and maintenance, and oversight of the Statewide Longitudinal Data Systems (SLDS) maintenance and ongoing use.
  • Database Development
    Provides database enhancement and maintenance for ODE applications, data collections, and federal reporting.
  • Research Projects
    Point of contact for the release of data by ODE departments. Contract development and review prior to the creation of data files by ODE data owners or Data Management staff.
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Enterprise Systems
Support Services
Michael Rebar, Ph.D. - Director

The Enterprise Systems team is responsible for the implementation of system-wide projects, including Statewide Longitudinal Data Systems.
  • Project ALDER: Advancing Longitudinal Data for Educational Reform
    Supports the development and implementation of data systems to examine student progress from early childhood into career, including matching educators to students.
  • Project OFAR: Oregon Formative Assessment Resources
    Supports the enhancement of the data integration system in the statewide data warehouses which build large-scale data sets for policy analysis and development and create of pre-service teaching materials that use classroom performance and progress measures.
  • Oregon DATA Project: Direct Access to Achievement
    A statewide initiative designed to improve student achievement through data based decision making.
  • Data Confidence
    Works with Regional Data Warehouse Providers and districts to ensure validated data is available for our SLDS applications, such as Oregon Student Record Transfer Exchange (OSTX).
  • Centralized Web Systems
    Web Pages, News, Events, FAQs, Searches, and Surveys for Internet, Extranet, and Intranet areas.
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Amy McLaughlin, MA, CISM - Director

  • Network and Security Administration
    This team maintains the networks and servers. The team is responsible for information security and privacy in addition to network/internet connectivity, email, file server, database servers, web servers, anti-virus server, backups, and storage. They also provides work with ODE development teams to support applications.
  • ODE Helpdesk
    • External Support
      Provides support for external customers that include schools, districts and education services districts that access ODE applications, collections and data.
    • Internal Support
      Provides support for ODE employees. Services include software installation, support for applications, desktop hardware and configuration, operating system, printers, and any other problems that are diagnosed with the desktop software.
  • Studio Services
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Additional Resources

  • e-Rate Program
    e-Rate is a federally created program to provide discounts to assist most schools and libraries with obtaining affordable telecommunications and Internet access.


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