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ERIC Number: EJ762425
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2005-Jul
Pages: 3
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-0192-592X
Making Strides with Educational Data
Golden, Michael
T.H.E. Journal, v32 n12 p38-40 Jul 2005
The Pennsylvania Department of Education (PDE) is working with local education agencies throughout the Commonwealth to create a culture of teaching and learning in every school that is student-centered, data-informed, personalized, and results-focused. Each of these elements have been supported seamlessly by systems, resources, technology, and shared leadership organized around and in support of student learning. To meet the challenge, Pennsylvania is working on multiple systems to build more transparent access to data that leads to the development and exchange of meaningful information. Shared leadership based on common goals and communities of practice is contributing to the development of an enterprise-wide security framework and Web portal infrastructure. This portal will support the architecture for a statewide student information management system (SIMS), a comprehensive strategic planning tool and reporting system, and the Pennsylvania Educational Portal, which will give teachers, administrators, students, and parents access to content-rich information portlets and communications resources--a comprehensive one-stop shop source for K-12 and higher education, workforce development, and lifelong learning. To help guarantee access to quality data and its meaningful interpretation, the PDE is developing a Data Dictionary of standard data elements and definitions to streamline and standardize data. Together, these components of its academic infrastructure will enable the many education stakeholders throughout Pennsylvania to access timely, high quality, and relevant information to support student learning.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education; Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Pennsylvania