The Oregon Department of Education has had several opportunities lately to contribute to the resources available to states receiving Statewide Longitudinal Data Systems (SLDS) grants from the Institute of Education Sciences.
The “Best Practices Brief for Stakeholder Communications” offers communication tips for states as they plan, develop and implement longitudinal data systems. ODE staff contributed suggestions and feedback, and several of Oregon’s best practices are mentioned in the publication, available for download at http://nces.ed.gov/programs/slds/best_practices.asp and from the DATA Project website (Documents > Communications Brief).
Oregon is one of seven states participating in the pilot phase of the national Public Domain Clearinghouse, an online resource for states developing longitudinal data systems. Oregon contributed one of eight tools used in the rollout of the site–an architecture map of the Oregon DATA Project website.