ERIC Number: ED544710
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2007-Sep
Reference Count: N/A
How Can My State Benefit from an Educational Data Warehouse?
Bergner, Terry; Smith, Nancy J.
Data Quality Campaign
Imagine if, at the start of the school year, a teacher could have detailed information about the academic history of every student in her or his classroom. This is possible if the teacher can log on to a Web site that provides access to an educational data warehouse. The teacher would see not only several years of state assessment results, but also enrollment history, demographics, program participation, discipline records, and schedule and transcript data. With this reliable and easy-to-access background information, the teacher could design an appropriate academic approach to meet the needs of each individual student and the class as a whole. In addition, when districts have agreements about accessing a shared data warehouse, school administrators and teachers can use the information stored in the warehouse to properly place a student who moves to a new district in the appropriate classes and/or programs efficiently and quickly. These are just a few examples of how a well-designed student data warehouse can be a key factor in improving student achievement and teacher quality. This brief provides information about: (1) What an educational data warehouse is; (2) The benefits of developing and using a data warehouse; and (3) Design and implementation recommendations from leading states. (Contains 2 footnotes.) [This work was produced as part of the Council of Chief State School Officers (CCSSO) National Education Data Partnership,]
Descriptors: Database Design, Database Management Systems, Management Information Systems, State Programs, Student Records, Program Development, Longitudinal Studies, Shared Resources and Services, Information Services, Information Management, Access to Information, Information Utilization, School Districts, Information Security
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Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
Sponsor: Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation
Authoring Institution: Data Quality Campaign; National Center for Educational Accountability
Identifiers - Location: Delaware; Maryland; Wyoming
IES Cited: ED511638